The SessionThe Session #130: Create Your Own Beerfest

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by friend and fellow beer writer and blogger Brian Yaeger, recently relocated from Portland, OR to Santa Barbara, CA, who is asking us to Create Our Own Brewfest: I’m honored to be hosting for the second time, first back in 2009, and … Continue reading

StylesA Pumpkin Beer Manifesto

It’s that time of year again—and yes, for the day after Halloween, I believe it truly is that time of year again—pumpkin beer time! If you’ve been reading this blog long enough—or if you know me in person—then you know I am an unapologetic pumpkin beer fan. I’ve been drinking … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Pumpkin beer!

You know at some point I had to… and they’re coming—pumpkin beers! That’s the topic of my latest print article which showed up in the Bulletin this week: Embracing pumpkin beer season. Most of America’s brewing traditions are imported from other countries — Germany, England and Belgium for the most part. … Continue reading

Tuesday Tastings: Harvest Season

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

Week in review: It’s pumpkin (fest) season

This past week in beer for The Brew Site was a little bit spontaneous, and a little (lot) bit pumpkin. Wednesday, the 14th, the Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow came to Bend, landing at the Platypus Pub with eight of their pumpkin beers and, for the first time ever in … Continue reading

Elysian Great Pumpkin Roadshow

For the last several years Elysian Brewing has been following up their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest with a smaller-scale, traveling version: their Pumpkin Roadshow which is landing in Eugene tomorrow and running through the rest of the month. Here’s the press release: Couldn’t make it up to Seattle for Elysian’s … Continue reading

Great Pumpkin Beer Fest wrap-up and gallery

I’m only about a week behind on writing about last weekend’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at Elysian Brewing in Seattle (at their Georgetown brewery, really), but I have to say it was again an epic beer festival and reaffirms my notion last year that this is right at the top … Continue reading

Getting Squashed at 10 Barrel

This past Saturday 10 Barrel Brewing here in Bend held their first-ever pumpkin beer fest, dubbed “Get Squashed”, where they featured five pumpkin beers on tap, pumpkin food, live music, and more. Not too many breweries brew a pumpkin beer, much less five (really four, but read on for how … Continue reading

Pictures from Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest

Better late than never: a big collection of pictures I took at the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at the beginning of this month. (See also my earlier wrap up.) Not much to explain here, just enjoy!

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival wrap-up

Looking back in retrospect on the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival we attended in Seattle this past weekend, there’s really not much more I can add to my day 1 and day 2 summaries except for the beers I sampled (for day 2) and any final notes. I also have quite … Continue reading