Archive for December, 2014

Florida leaves Oregon in the dust: New Fort Lauderdale craft beer shop features 300,000-bottle cap mosaic floor

Ft. Lauderdale’s new Craft Beer Cartel has the largest selection of craft beer in South Florida a nano brewery, a homebrew supply shop – and its pièce de résistance: a bottlecap floor that was hand assembled with 300,000 bottlecaps.

01-01-15 Homebrew Disasters

James and Steve read listener letters detailing homebrewing disasters from the past year.

Good beer, great backstory: Belgian Underground Brewing seeks to keep the memory of WW II resistance alive

Belgian Underground Brewing co-founder Sheldon Lesire’s granddad fought in the Belgian resistance during World War II. Lesire and two partners are now looking to open a brewery in Silverton committed to brewing Belgian-style beers and keeping a…

2014 was a good year for Oregon craft beer

It was a very good year for Oregon beer, with production steadily increasing and more than two dozen new breweries opening in 2014.

Your post-Christmas week: three anniversaries and a peachy new Oregon craft beer

This week: Celebrate the anniversaries of a couple of the places that make this town Beervana.

The perfect gift for the craft beer fan on your list: more brewery T-shirts!

Most craft beer fans have drawers full of brewery t-shirts, but new ones always seem to be welcome, especially from far away breweries and pub. Which is a perfect reason to enroll your favorite craft beer fan in the Beer T-Shirt Club: for about …

What a difference 16 years can make: taste a 1998 barleywine tonight

Taste five years of Lompoc Old Tavern Rat Barleywine — 1998(!), 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2013 — tonight at Sidebar and see what aging does for a big beer.

Art over Industry: Ale Apothecary brings its rare Oregon craft beers to the BeerMongers

The BeerMongers and Ale Apothecary’s Paul Arney host a free tasting of some Ale Apothecary beers. They’ll have fresh bottles of El Cuatro, Sahati, La Tache and Sahalie for sale and they’re raiding the Mongers cellar for several vintage bottles t…

Making a list, checking it twice: here are a few winter craft beers from Oregon and beyond

Next time you’re at the bottle shop or your favorite taproom, you might want to consult this by-no-means-comprehensive list of some of the season’s offerings.

Oregon spirits and beer experts make WhiskyBack Red Ale; John Harris releases Ecliptic’s first barleywine; Portland beer events for the Solstice week

It’s the darkest week of the year and that calls for some big, bold beers — and Oregon brewers are more than equal to the challenge.