“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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
With breathtaking vistas and rustic lodge-style charm, Skamania Lodge near the Columbia River Gorge town of Stevenson, Wash., is one of those places where you imagine all the beautiful people of the world would gather for a bit of rest and relaxation from the grueling rigors of avoiding the paparazzi and hob-knobbing with the movers [...]
With no disrespect to crooner Andy Williams, hop harvest is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” And on Monday, Full Sail Brewing — headed by brewmaster John Harris — took about 50 or so lucky beer writers, pub owners and servers on a field trip (literally) to be a part of this year’s big [...]
A pair of Portland, Ore.-area beer lovers is giving beer lovers a greener option for exploring Beervana. Marc Martin and Charles Culp are embarking on a new pub tour program that leads beer lovers — both locals and visitors, although the duo expects to mostly cater to tourists — on a pub tour around a [...]
Still bleary-eyed from traveling as I write this, it’s nice to reflect on the past weekend full of fun, friends and good beer. The hubby, Mark, and I had to leave the Oregon Brewers Festival festivities early so we could travel to Colorado Springs for a good friend’s wedding. Thanks to some crazy airline issues, [...]
What do Russian River’s Consecration and The Goonies have in common? Both made for a wonderfully beery weekend on Oregon’s north coast.
Get served a perfect glass of beer at one of America’s premier beer restaurants, Brouwer’s Cafe, in Seattle.
Bellingham, Wash., is a lovely city with two completely different brewpubs …