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 [...]
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A beer T-shirt quilt preserves memories and revives a lost art, turning something old into something new again.
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, [...]
We’re nearly at the midway point of Oregon Craft Beer Month — and it’s been so good, so far!
A ridiculous interpretation of an antiquated law is threatening Oregon’s homebrewers.
Plans are moving quickly for Toby Day Day this coming Sunday, April 25. (See previous blog post for more details). Participating establishments include: Portland: Horse Brass Pub The Moon & Sixpence Concordia Ale House Roots Organic Ales Eugene: Bier Stein Sam Bonds Garage Cornucopia (2 locations) Doc’s Pad Seattle: Brouwer’s Cafe Uber Tavern Toby Day [...]
My HopPress colleague in Bend, Ore., Jon Abernathy, wrote up a fantastic advance post on Valentine’s Day weekend’s Zwickelmania, a statewide open house that most of Oregon’s breweries held last Saturday. Just for fun, I thought I’d follow up with a review of “My 2010 Zwickelmania Experience.” Based on the region’s wineries that hold open [...]
I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for long enough to know better, but until a recent trip, I never realized that Spokane was such a great beer town. In truth, I had never really been to Spokane at all, except once on a layover on my way to a wedding. So it was high time [...]
A venerable beer writer who also is an internet addict finally takes the blogging plunge. Find out why.