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 [...]
Tag Archives: The Beer Goddess
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s a bit of controversy brewing over an emerging beer style. The style? Well, it’s dark in color, with a prominent “Northwest” hoppy aroma – citrusy, piney and resinous – with sweet malt, hints of roastiness and toasted malt. The flavors strike a beautiful balance between citrusy-resinous Northwest hops and, to a lesser degree, roasted, [...]
I’m on a boat! But is there any good beer?
What’s in your beer? Hops, malted barley, yeast and water. But what how does water contribute to beer? “Glass” is in session, so find out here.
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.
Take a virtual tour of the three breweries that call Hood River, Oregon, home — and see why Charlie Papazian named this sleepy town Beertown USA.
Join us at the pub as two legends in beer, Fred Eckhardt and Ray Daniels, shoot the proverbial you-know-what over a few pints.
What to cellar, how to cellar it, and what happens when a beer writer has too many beers in her own cellar.