If the end of the world as we know it is, indeed, happening Saturday; we might as well party like it’s 1999. I mean, at least the predictors had the good sense to say it will all end on a Saturday, so we have Sunday to recover if the world doesn’t melt into a big [...]
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“Give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year and I’ll feel fine.” From the song, Tin Cup Chalice, that is hands-down one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett song quotes. And it pretty much expresses how I feel about the classic combination of bivalves and beer. So it didn’t take much cajoling [...]
Ahhh, a shot-and-a-beer. It’s is a classic American quaff, yes? Well, that may be true, but in the Netherlands, the Dutch have been enjoying it for a lot longer than we have — centuries longer. While our version usually involves whiskey or the like on the spirits side, the Dutch turn to their country’s own [...]
After years away, the Craft Brewers Conference once again infuses this writer with pride, joy and a renewed admiration for the craft beer culture.
Whatever you are doing, and wherever you are at 3 p.m. your time on Sunday, Feb. 13, make sure to hoist a glass to Don Younger, the venerable publican of the world-famous Horse Brass Pub.
My team didn’t make it for a repeat performance at the Super Bowl this year. So that means I have more bandwidth to focus on some of the other great Super Bowl traditions off the gridiron, like the commercials, snack food — and beer! Fellow Hop Press writer Mario Rubio has shown his true colors [...]
This article was originally posted on November 2, 2010. Don Younger passed over night after complications from a fall, and we at the Hop Press wanted to let the world know how sorry we are and what a great friend in the craft beer world we have lost. When Don Younger awoke one morning after [...]
With a grin on his face and a twinkle in his eye, Upright Brewing‘s Alex Ganum places a netted bag full of fresh oysters on the stainless steel counter as a batch of dark wort reaches the boiling point in the Portland, Ore.,-based brewery directly behind the circle of people surrounding him. “They’re a couple [...]
Imperial Stout fans are singing, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year …” and it has nothing to do with the holidays.
Here in Portland, Ore., one annual event that is always special this time of year comes from an unlikely-named location, Woodstock Wine & Deli. A large space with a wide selection of wines, and a great deli, to boot, it’s hard to imagine that Woodstock Wine & Deli is also a beer mecca. But it [...]