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F.H. Steinbart, one of the nation’s oldest homebrew supply shop, turns 90

Steinbart sells everything you might need to make beer and often holds free demonstrations on how to brew. Here draft technician Mike Moscarelli shares his 30 years of brewing experience. Founded in 1918, FH Steinbart & Co. has been a…

Ninkasi brings the party to Portland on Halloween

GROOVEYARD 2008 — The crew and friends of Eugene’s popular Ninkasi Brewing are chartering a bus to bring their Halloween mojo to Portland and Henry’s 12th Street Tavern with a party that sounds like a proper wang dang doodle,…

Hops: No longer one-use crop, USDA says

Hops Extract May Reduce Clostridium in Chickens By Sharon Durham October 29, 2008 Hops contain substances that control pathogenic bacteria in the intestines of chickens, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have reported… The hop plant (Humulus lupulus)…

All three Lupulin Ales now on tap at the Pilsner Room

Full Sail’s John Harris made a bunch of Lupulin Ale this year — three batches, in fact, each made with the same malt bill and bittering hops but each with a with a different fresh hop: Rainiers in Lupulin…

The man behind those great Rainier ads

…Seattle adman Terry Heckler, explains why he stays out of political advertising in a nice story by Seattle P-I reporter Mike Lewis… here’s the bit we want to read: Rainier, he said, had burned through every ad agency in Seattle…

Full Sail toasts 21 years

Full Sail founder Irene Firmat leads the crowd at the Pilsner Room in a toast to Full Sail’s 21st year Wednesday night at the Pilsner Room. … wherin I had four of the best beers in a row that…

Walking Man makes the list…

…of ten weirdest beer names for Homo Erectus…But, right, do we need noted beer specialist Hotel & Resort Insider telling us how quaint our beer names are? No, probably not, but this maybe alerts the Corona-in-the-cabana crowd that there are…

Record breaking hop harvest at Lucky Lab: 125 pounds.

Lucky Lab’s hop harvest Wednesday was the biggest yet in terms of attendees and hops picked: about two dozen folks stopped by and picked 125 pounds of hops from vines grown in back of the pubs and at friends’ houses….

DNA study reveals evolution of beer yeasts

STANFORD, Calif. – Lager lovers convinced that their beer of choice stands alone should prepare to drink their words this Oktoberfest. New research by geneticists at the Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that the brew, which accounts for the…

My back pages: A curious fascination with the chicken dance

As you would, I say. But still, enter my name and the words “chicken dance in the O’s electronic database, and you get a semi-disturbing 45 returns. Not all of which are essays on the chicken dance, its history and…