This month’s edition of The Session tackles a topic that, even though it’s now September (how is it already September?), seems a bit early: Oktoberfest! Our host is Alistair Reece of Fuggled, and he says: “Oktoberfest, in September?!” I hear you exclaim, but as I am sure you know, Oktoberfest begins … Continue reading
For this week’s Tuesday Tastings I’m going very seasonal, with a selection of harvest beers appropriate for the autumn. Gilgamesh Brewing Fresh Prince of Ales Gilgamesh Brewing out of Salem, Oregon, brews a number of unusual ales (including Mamba—not hopped but steeped instead with black tea, which is not my … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, October 9, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
Oregon Beer News for Friday, September 18, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
Folks in Bend and Central Oregon—if you were interested in going over to this weekend’s Mount Angel Oktoberfest, the local Bend homebrew club, the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization, has chartered a bus to do just that for this Saturday, September 19. Details are here: This year COHO has reserved a … Continue reading
This Saturday, September 19, is the official start of Oktoberfest for 2015, and fittingly there are a number of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place across the state the same day. Of course the celebrations aren’t confined to just the one day; so this year I thought I’d write a round-up post of … Continue reading
For as important and influential as Germany is when it comes to beer, there doesn’t seem to be a strong tradition of Weihnachten (“Christmas”) beers—most of the ones I’ve seen are Oktoberfest-styled beers brewed special for the holidays, but there don’t seem to be many. Yet what Advent calendar would be … Continue reading
Today is the official start of Oktoberfest which also happens to coincide with the first day of Autumn—I guess that means it’s also time to start officially drinking the harvest beers! (Of course we all have already, but who’s counting?) Oktoberfest runs from September 22 through October 7 this year, … Continue reading
This Saranac Octoberfest was one of the four beers that Matt Brewing sent me last month and, like their Pumpkin Ale (which I’m writing about next), is the first Oktoberfest beer of the season for me. This is a classic Oktoberfest-style lager, made with German Pilsner malts and Saaz and … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading