Archive for January, 2015

Elysian responds to fans concerned about the Anheuser-Busch buyout

This is a good piece from the Elysian Brewing website that says what needs to be said about the brewery’s purchase by Anheuser-Busch.

New Oregon craft breweries featured at Roscoe’s: beer events for Jan. 30-Feb.5

New breweries, new beers, a new beer festival — another great week in Portland & Oregon beer.

The people have chosen: BridgePort’s first Trilogy beer returns as year-round Conviction Pale Ale

Beer fans voted to bring back the first of the three Trilogy beers brewed in honor of BridgePort’s 30th anniversary last year. Taste it at next week’s release party at the BridgePort Brewpub in the pearl, or look for a 6-pack or 22’s in your fav…

Free Oregon Beer Life app aims to become craft-beer info clearing house

Oregon Beer Life aims to become a comprehensive clearing house for info about Oregon craft beer news and events — kinda like, he said modestly.

01-29-15 Bike Rack Brewing Company

Joe Zucca, head brewer at Bike Rack Brewing Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, talks about brewing with the Speidel Braumeister system. Also, Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, previews the National Homebrew Competition.

Hopheads rejoice: Oregon-crafted Indio Hopka uses local Cascade, Citra hops

I recently wrote about Anchor Distilling’s hop vodka, and a reader alerted me to something closer to home, Indio Spirits recently released Hopka, an 80-proof hop-infused liqueur infused with Cascade and Citra hops grown in the Willamette Valley….

Super Bowl 2015 beer: It was easier to choose last week

Like life itself, beer can get complex.

Oregon’s most scenic beer festival ups the ante: Oregon Garden Brewfest moves to Father’s Day weekend

There’s little debate that the Oregon Garden Brewfest is the most scenic of the state’s many festivals, thanks to its peerless setting at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. This year, it moves to mid June to take even better advantage of its surrou…

2014 hops report: Low yields mean higher prices, more acreage planted in 2015

A Yakima-based international hop broker summarizes the year just past for our favorite ingredient, hops.

Four beer fests this weekend including coffee beers, collaborations and winter warmers

It’s a festive weekend with beer festivals in Northwest, Sellwood/Westmoreland, Southeast and Vancouver U.S.A.