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Hop Press: Fests!

Over on my Hop Press article this weekend I touch on the season of festivals: including the start of Oktoberfest, the Great American Beer Festival, and the upcoming Fresh Hop Tastivals (back again this year). Getting a little more local, Oregon has the start of their Fresh Hop Tastivals next weekend, in the small Central Oregon town of Sisters: four of these in all (one each weekend for four weeks) around the state to highlight … Continue reading →

Hop Press: Noble Brewing, Bend, Oregon

Over on my Hop Press blog this weekend, I wrote about the up-and-coming Noble Brewing here in Bend. Slated to open (probably) in early January 2011, Noble will up Bend’s brewery count to seven (nine for the area total). Incidentally, that’s about 1 brewery for every 11,500 people, more per capita than Portland with about 1 in 16,600. Noble Brewing, address 1355 SW Commerce, Bend, OR 97702 Opening the beginning of January 2011 Planning at … Continue reading →

Hop Press: Deschutes Brewery VIP Tour and Media Event

Last week I was invited to a special VIP tour and media event over at Deschutes Brewery, and I wrote about it for my weekend Hop Press article. It was pretty cool, and there are a number of interesting tidbits I learned. Green Lakes Organic Ale: The Brewery loves this beer, even though it’s more problematic to brew than other beers—due to it’s certified organic status. For instance, not only do the ingredients need to … Continue reading →

Hop Press: Batch sparge grain bill calculator

Over on Hop Press today, I have an article that is pointing back to this site: I’ve developed an online (Javascript) version of the batch sparge calculations that John Palmer outlines in How to Brew. The actual calculator is here. Last week’s Hop Press article has a bit more backstory.

Hop Press: Silipint Review

My Hop Press article this week is a review of the Silipint silicone pint glass, which you can get by completing the Bend Ale Trail. Complete with pictures! This review is about a month late, as the Silipints were on backorder—so those folks (like us) who had completed the Ale Trail already were on a waiting list. Visit Bend finally got them in just over a week ago. They’re pretty interesting drinking vessels; we plan … Continue reading →