“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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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 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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s not every day you get to sample Belgian beers straight from the home country in the presence of one of the leading beer importers in the country. But thanks to Belmont Station, one of the oldest and most respected beer bottle shops in the country, a bunch of folks got to do just that [...]
Thanks to its proximity to Eugene, Corvallis has a bit of a self-image problem – even though it shouldn’t. Eugene, the larger of the two college towns, is home to the University of Oregon Ducks. Corvallis, a closer drive to Portland but a bit off the interstate, is home to the oft under-appreciated Oregon State [...]
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 [...]
Last week, my friend, fellow beer writer and Beervanian brother, Jeff Alworth, posted on his blog, Beervana, an interesting post — with additionally interesting subsequent replies — about whether women seem to enjoy sour beers more than other flavors, and, if so, why. It certainly seems like sour beers have struck a congenial chord with [...]
Members of the Hop Press Gang share their Brew Year’s Resolutions. Or are they New Beers Resolutions? Check ‘em out! You might even want to adopt a few as your very own.
A venerable beer writer who also is an internet addict finally takes the blogging plunge. Find out why.