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November 2015 Craft Beer Articles

AleSong Brewing—new barrel-aging & blending brewery coming soon to Eugene!

Photo by AJ McGarry for Oregon Beer Growler

Thirsty for craft beer news, especially the scene around western Oregon? Here are some of my articles for November 2015:

Lane Monthly Magazine

Filling the Festival Void – Lane Monthly

McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer celebrates its fourth festival! On Nov. 13–14, over 5,000 people will enjoy 190 beers and ciders at the McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival (MCCBF). Presented by the McKenzie After 5 and Springfield Rotary Clubs and held at Springfield’s Willamalane Center, MCCBF showcases regional beers and ciders to the benefit of local community organizations and Rotary Club projects. More…

The Register-Guard

McMenamins still has fresh legs after a million kegs of craft beer – Tastings – The Register-Guard

The influential chain of brewpubs, now 30 years old, serves up distinctively different bestselling beers that endure in an ever-more competitive market. More…

Oregon Beer Growler

Matt Van Wyk, Coombs Brothers Launch AleSong – Oregon Beer Growler (print edition, p. 14)

After six years as brewmaster for Eugene-based Oakshire Brewing, Matt Van Wyk (left) has resigned and joined forces with two brothers, Brian and Doug Coombs, to begin a new venture. AleSong Brewing and Blending will focus on barrel-aged and farmhouse beers, with plans to begin selling product in 2016. More…

OSU Prepares Students for Life “Beyond Football” – Oregon Beer Growler (print edition, p. 12 & 23)

Oregon State University’s Beyond Football program was created in 2013 to help student-athletes identify their interests and skills by connecting them with professionals in a range of industries, including craft beer. More…

In the print edition of the November 2015 Oregon Beer Growler, you’ll find the stories above as well as these:

  • New Head Brewer Named at Oakshire, p. 4
  • Oregon Brewing’s Living Past: The Art of Beer, p. 13
  • Gate Spans Two Breweries and Two Coasts, p. 15



Lane Monthly: McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival is Filling the Festival Void

Raise a glass at the McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival

New article in Lane Monthly Magazine’s November 2015 edition:

On Nov. 13–14, over 5,000 people will enjoy 190 beers and ciders at the McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival (MCCBF). Presented by the McKenzie After 5 and Springfield Rotary Clubs and held at Springfield’s Willamalane Center, MCCBF showcases regional beers and ciders to the benefit of local community organizations and Rotary Club projects…

Source: Lane Monthly | Filling the Festival Void




September Craft Beer & Homebrew News

Oregon Beer Growler, September 2015

Oregon Beer Growler, September 2015




New Homebrew Article: Lane Monthly | A Minor in Homebrewing

How can you get craft beer taste when you’re on a college budget? Some students beat the cheap beer blues by brewing their own in the process better known as homebrewing.

Source: Lane Monthly | A Minor in Homebrewing




Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Slow Food & Bottle Caps

Mar. 6, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Agrarian Ales’ Ben Tilley Talks Slow Food

As part of an ongoing 2nd Tuesday Lecture Series about Slow Food in the Lane County region, Ben Tilley from Agrarian Ales will be at the 16 Tons Cafe on Mar. 11. The intent of the series is to help people learn about “local options for good, clean, ethical food.”

Tilley will talk about Agrarian Ales, his craft brewery located on a farm near Coburg.

The event is sponsored by Slow Food Eugene. Lecture starts at 7 p.m., with Happy Hour prices 6-7 p.m. Entry is free, though a donation to Slow Food Eugene is recommended.

More info at the event’s Facebook page »

Ninkasi Giving Away Crown Caps to Homebrewers

You know how it is, homebrewers, you can never have enough bottle caps. And you can top up your cap stash 3-5 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 7, at Ninkasi Brewing, 1061 West 2nd Ave., Eugene.

Ninkasi recently put out the word on their Facebook page that “We’ve got some crown caps in need of good beer and loving homes…. So drop on by with your boxes, bags, dogsleds, and red flyer wagons so we can share our stash of crowns with you!”

So get out there and do your part, homebrewers, and relieve Ninkasi of all those caps!




Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Plank Town Brewer’s Dinner, Claim Viking, Homebrew Class, Ninkasi Northwest, Homebrew Meetup

Feb. 20, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Plank Town Hosts Their First Brewer’s Dinner, Feb. 23

Plank Town Brewer's Dinner. Image: Plank Town Brewing.

Plank Town Brewer’s Dinner. Image: Plank Town Brewing.

Plank Town Brewing has made quite a mark on the local craft beer scene. The most recent was the success of their recent Newton’s Pin Cask Ale Festival, featuring cask-poured beers from 11 area breweries (including Oakridge’s Brewers Union Local 180). Now the downtown Springfield brewpub has decided it was time you got to meet the brewer at their first-ever Brewer’s Dinner.

The dinner will be held at Plank Town on Sun., Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.

Described as “an informal yet decadent six-course dinner featuring beer pairings and a chance to chat with brewer Steve van Rossem,” Plank Town’s chefs planned a special menu of food and Plank Town beer:

  • Bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with andouille sausage, paired with Optical Illusion – English Dark Mild ale
  • Warm shaved Brussels sprout salad with gorgonzola dolce and almonds tossed in a date balsamic glaze, paired with Foggy Scotsman Porter
  • Slow-braised rabbit tostada, paired with Reggie English-Style IPA
  • Persimmon granitas, paired with Odd Fellow Wit
  • Elk top sirloin with hunter’s sauce and parsnip puree, paired with Hobbit’s Habit Olde Ale
  • Orange blossom honey and filbert baklava, paired with the Contemplator Doppelbock

Cost: $40. Seating is limited. Call 541-746-1890 for reservations, which must be made by Fri., Feb. 21. Arrangements can be made for vegetarian options or dietary restrictions with advance notice.

Learn more at Plank Town’s Facebook page or at PlankTownBrewing.com.

Claim 52, Viking Braggot Team up for Collaboration Brew

Photo: Claim 52 Brewing

Photo: Claim 52 Brewing

While the Eugene/Springfield area is still shaking off its post-snow, post-KLCC-Brewfest bluthers, the folks at Claim 52 and Viking Braggot decided it was high time they teamed up at the brew kettle.

Weston Zaludek of Viking Braggot came over to Claim 52’s West Eugene brewery on Feb. 19 to brew up a collaboration beer. Details are hush-hush, but it’s said it’s gonna “BLOW you away.”

The beer will be available at the Claim 52 Tasting Room in a few weeks.

More at Claim 52 Brewing’s Facebook page »

Ninkasi Takes Over the Northwest

Ninkasi Great Tap Takeover. Image: Ninkasi Brewing.

Ninkasi Great Tap Takeover. Image: Ninkasi Brewing.

It was always a threat. Given the meteoric growth that Ninkasi Brewing has had since 2006, there was always a chance Eugene’s local juggernaut would one day up and take over the entire Pacific Northwest.

That day has come.

Throughout today, Thurs., Feb. 20, Ninkasi’s Great Tap Takeover conquers all taps at pubs throughout Washingon and Oregon, including Lynnwood, Everett, Lake Stevens, Stanwood, Burlington, Mill Creek, Seattle, Salem, Yakima, Richland, DuPont, Olympia, Spokane, Pullman, Renton, Tacoma, Puyallup, Lakeland, Florence, Medford and Ashland.

They claim it’s just for today. But I wonder. Today it’s the Northwest. But tomorrow? Tomorrow the planet will stopped being called “Earth” and will be called “Ninkasi” instead.

At least there’ll be plenty of good beer.

Homebrew Class, Feb. 25

Are you a homebrewer with a least a little experience but wanting to pick up some new skills?

Join Denny Conn on Tues., Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., for an evening of advanced homebrewing:

The advanced home brewing class will teach experienced extract brewers to brew beers made entirely from scratch, starting from the grain. It will also show home brewers how to construct inexpensive equipment for mashing the grain. Participants should have a good understanding of the brewing process and experience in brewing beers from extract. Instructor: Denny Conn. Register in advance.

The cost is $36 in-district (ID) or $43 out-of-district (OD). The class will be held at Sprout Kitchen, 418 A St. (use west entrance), Springfield. Contact Denny or Willamalane for more info.

More information at Cascade Brewers Society and Willamalane Classes and Lectures for Adults 18+.

Register online with Willamalane or call the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, (541) 736-4444, 215 W. C St., Springfield, 97477.

Monthly Homebrew Meetup

Cascade Brewers Society, Eugene, Oregon

Cascade Brewers Society Meeting Feb. 24

The Eugene-area club for homebrewers, the Cascade Brewers Society holds their monthly meeting on the last Monday of the month. The February meeting is Mon., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., in the downstairs room at the Rogue Ales Public House, 844 Olive St., Eugene.

The meeting is open to all area homebrewers. There will be a discussion about an aspect of homebrewing, and homebrewers are welcome to bring homebrew to share.

More info at www.cascade-brewers.com »




Guinness Clone Homebrew: Creating Galway Pradesh Stout (GPS), Version 1.0

Version 1.0 of GPS, just brewed and ready for yeast. Soon, it will be beer.

5 gallons of homebrew, GPS Mk I

“Jay took a draw off his pint. ‘Wow, that is the best pint of GPS I’ve ever had.’ He took another long quaff.” — Home Sweet Road

Ah, Galway Pradesh Stout. There’s nothing quite like the ol’ GPS, the #1 beer of the Rucksack Universe. But there are a few other stouts that may be considered cousins, and I knew that I had to be able to homebrew this iconic beer, and make it so others could brew it too.

To my mind, GPS holds its own with Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish Irish stouts. It has the renown of Guinness, the roast of Murphy’s and the smoothness of Beamish. A touch of tanginess keeps things interesting. Plus, GPS is sessionable, a beer lower in alcohol so it’s easy to essentially drink the better part of a keg in an evening.

You know, as you do. (Well, at least if you do if you’re Faddah Rucksack.)

Because GPS not only figures in to my Rucksack Universe stories but is practically a character all its own, it was really important to me as an author and a homebrewer to come up with a homebrew version of the #1 beer of the Rucksack Universe.

Back in fall 2013, I took my first crack at homebrewing GPS

Amazon - The Joy of Homebrewing

GPS Mk I/Version 1.0 is based loosely on Charlie Papazian’s Toad Spit Stout, from his The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition, with a few tweaks to make it more all my own.

The results so far?

We debuted GPS over Thanksgiving dinner at the end of November 2013, and so far it has been getting lots of compliments on its rich flavor, smoothness and roasted notes. I’m trying to decide if there has been enough tang or not, but so far I’ve been really pleased with this first attempt.

Now, I’m a steep-and-extract homebrewer, which means I use a combo of steeping grains along with off-the-shelf pre-made malt extracts to brew my beers. I want to see about not only improving the steep-and-extract version, but will also formulate an “all-grain” version for more advanced homebrewers.

But that’s what version 2.0 will be all about.




3 Rules in Search of Galway Pradesh Stout

The beery trinity of stouts: Guinness, Murphy's, Beamish.

In our world, there is a beery trinity of stouts: Guinness, Murphy’s, Beamish. But in the Rucksack Universe, there is just one stout to rule them all: Galway Pradesh Stout, or GPS.

It’s a hard life, creating a universe. When your wee world has a beer so rich and vibrant that it’s a character all its own, you have to find out what that beer is like in real life. With my work, homebrewing meets fantasy fiction, and there are 3 rules for searching out one beer in particular.

Second rule first.

Rule #2: Galway Pradesh Stout. It’s nothing at all like Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish.

In case you didn’t know this already, stout is my favorite beer style for chilly weather (for warm weather, it’s saison. Preferring beers that start with “s” makes it easier to remember after a few pints). For as long as I’ve been building the Rucksack Universe, a key feature has been a beer called Galway Pradesh Stout, or “GPS” for short.

Galway Pradesh Stout is a dry Irish-style stout. Its history and recipe are older than Guinness. Actually, GPS is damn near older than Ireland itself, but that’s another story for another time. For now let us turn to the sacred words of the Beer Judge Certification Program, 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 13 — Stout, 13A. Dry Stout. And thus it was spake… (spaken? Whatever. Said…)

Aroma: Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent; may have slight chocolate, cocoa and/or grainy secondary notes. Esters medium-low to none. No diacetyl. Hop aroma low to none.

Appearance: Jet black to deep brown with garnet highlights in color. Can be opaque (if not, it should be clear). A thick, creamy, long-lasting, tan- to brown-colored head is characteristic.

Flavor: Moderate roasted, grainy sharpness, optionally with light to moderate acidic sourness, and medium to high hop bitterness. Dry, coffee-like finish from roasted grains. May have a bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate character in the palate, lasting into the finish. Balancing factors may include some creaminess, medium-low to no fruitiness, and medium to no hop flavor. No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium-full body, with a creamy character. Low to moderate carbonation. For the high hop bitterness and significant proportion of dark grains present, this beer is remarkably smooth. The perception of body can be affected by the overall gravity with smaller beers being lighter in body. May have a light astringency from the roasted grains, although harshness is undesirable.

This is pretty much a description of beers like Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish, which are the beery trinity of examples of the style.

Guinness is one of the world’s most iconic beers, and my travels in Ireland certainly left me with many fond memories of Guinness and its brethren. However, for my world, and as both an author and a homebrewer, I wanted to create my own beers.

So I came up with GPS. It ties in with some other things about my world and characters, and it is absolutely-tootly nothing at all like Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish.

Which brings us to the first rule.

Rule #1: Authors lie.

Rule #1: The Doctor Lies

Rule #1: The Doctor lies, and so do I.

If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you’re probably familiar with River Song’s important reminder from The Big Bang finale of reboot season 5 (thanks to Planet Claire for the quotation):

Rory: How could he have moved? He was dead. Doctor! Doctor!
Amy: But he was dead.
River: Who told you that?
Amy: He did.
River: Rule one: the Doctor lies.

Yup. The Doctor lies. And authors lie too. Probably even more than a 900-year-old time lord.

So I’ll say it again—and this time I mean it, I really really, timey wimey mean it—GPS is nothing at all like Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish.

Rule #3: A beer described must be created.

GPS figures in all of my current Rucksack Universe stories, and it will feature in every story to come. (Think of it as a tasty drinkable version of the Death of Discworld. They both look best in black, only GPS doesn’t swing a scythe or SPEAK IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Plus, while Death helps you move on when you die, GPS helps you move on through life.)

The Death of Discworld, dark as a pint of GPS, but not quite as fun. Though to be fair, GPS doesn't have a horse named Binky.

The Death of Discworld, dark as a pint of GPS, but not quite as fun. Though to be fair, GPS doesn’t have a horse named Binky. Heya there Death, what’s that yer drinkin’?

Whether Ireland, Oregon or Australia, I’ve drunk many a stout in many a place. Each stout has contributed its own ideas for what GPS ultimately is like as a world-class iconic beer. After so much, ahem, field research, I’m also now working on my own rendering and recipe of Galway Pradesh Stout.

GPS will share many of the characteristics of the BJCP style guidelines noted above. I want it be a rich yet drinkable beer, the sort of think you could quaff by the pint all evening, and barely notice until you got up to pee.

Five gallons of my first attempt at a GPS homebrew—we’ll call it GPS, Mark I—were bottle conditioned a while back under a towel in my kitchen. The flavors are rich and roasted, with slight sour tangs to temper the bitterness.

I’m excited for this beer. It’s a true taste of my fiction.

Will it be all the way yet? Nah, not yet. Just like the world and characters of the Rucksack Universe itself, GPS is evolving.

But it’s a good start.

Images: anthony_thebest31 Keeping Calm in the TARDIS tumblr.com, Stuart B.




Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Mr. IPA, KLCC Brew Fest, Homebrew Competition & Meetup

Jan. 23, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Hop Valley Pulls Mr. IPA Over Name Flap

Image: Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Image: Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Earlier this month, Beervana posted about Hop Valley’s Mr. IPA potentially being a shorthand for “Mouth Raper IPA.” In addition to discussing the nuts and bolts of the issue in this week’s roundup, I’ve also written a followup about craft beer’s naming problems here. (BTW, the beer name has appeared as “MR IPA,” “Mr IPA,” and “Mr. IPA.” Hop Valley used “Mr. IPA” in their followup post, and I’m going to use the brewery’s spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.)

Here’s a bit from the Beervana post:

“I was at Beermongers about a month ago and saw that Hop Valley had a beer on tap called “Mouth Raper IPA.” I had always known that beer as “MR IPA” or “Mr. IPA,” but apparently the real name is–according to the bartenders there at Beermongers–Mouth Raper. That’s what it says on the keg and that’s what it says on the bill of lading (according to said bartenders).” (full post here)

A few days later, Jezebel picked up the story.

Hop Valley has since said on their Facebook page and Twitter feed that Mouth Raper is not the name of the beer, and that they were pulling the product. Here’s the Facebook post and replies:

Was it Mr. IPA, or MR IPA, or Mr IPA, or Mouth Raper IPA? I don’t know. A lot of folks have claimed there being credible sources backing up the beer’s name being Mouth Raper. Many, most notably Chip Hardy of Eugene’s The Bier Stein, have said that they’ve never seen any evidence the beer was named anything other than Mr. IPA:

“I think what one brewer calls it, and what a company calls it, are two different things. Officially, to the public, the beer is Mr IPA. Shame on any beer bar that calls it anything else than what is listed on the invoice. As a company, Hop Valley is doing no wrong. When we tapped our keg, it was called Mr IPA on our screens. For Beermongers to call it “Mouth Raper” is doing a mis-service to the industry.” (see Chip’s comment here)

I have no smoking gun to prove the name one way or the other. I hope to hell the name wasn’t Mouth Raper, and I hope Hop Valley would know better.

In the meantime, Hop Valley has pulled the beer. No word yet on whether or not the beer is coming back under a different name.

This flap reminds us of a bigger problem in the industry: stupid beer names based on sexually demeaning words and images. More on that in my follow-up post about getting beer names out of the locker room »

KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8

KLCC Microbrew FestivalLane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, Friday 5-11 p.m. & Saturday 1-11 p.m.

Fest time! The annual KLCC Microbrew Fest is almost here. Local beer fans can enjoy the beers of over 60 breweries from Oregon, California, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Illinois—even Vermont.

Breweries will pour samples of their most popular brews and many specialty brews, such as Tripp’s Hop Adventure from 21st Amendment of San Francisco, Pure Sin from Deluxe of Albany, Savant IPA from Elysian of Seattle, and Foggy Scotsman Porter from Plank Town of Springfield!

Over 150 microbrews will be on tap for tasting, plus ciders, mead, braggot, and gluten-free beers.

Each year also offers a Collaboration Brew, where local brewers each brew a beer based on a set style or theme. For 2014, the Collaboration Brew is a “Tour of Germany.” Thirteen local brewers each chose a different style of German beer and set a recipe based on the Reinheitsgebot, the 1487 German purity law specifying that beer may include only barley, hops, and water. Take your own tour of Germany at the Collaboration Booth.

Tickets are $12 in advance, on sale now at klcc.org, or $15 at the door. Admission includes 3 beer tastings and a souvenir glass. 21 and over. Special $6 designated driver tickets are also available, with full paying customer; purchase at door only.

All proceeds benefit public radio station KLCC 89.7 FM.

Homebrew Competition at Microbrew Fest

Area homebrewers, you have until Jan. 31 to enter the KLCC Microbrew Fest Homebrew Competition!

Entry fee is $10 for the first beer and $5 for each additional beer you want judged. The fee also includes one ticket to the KLCC Microbrew Festival. Winners will be announced at the Festival on Saturday evening, February 8.

Judging follows 2008 BJCP Guidelines and is a BJCP sanctioned event. All judging will be supervised by certified judges.

Prizes and certificates provided by Falling Sky Brewing, KLCC, and other local businesses. The Best-of-Show winner gets to be “brewer for a day” and brew their winning recipe at Falling Sky Brewing, and potentially be entered in the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition.

Download the homebrew competition registration form (PDF) »

Monthly Homebrew Meetup

Cascade Brewers Society, Eugene, Oregon

Cascade Brewers Society Meeting Jan. 27

The Eugene-area club for homebrewers, the Cascade Brewers Society holds their monthly meeting on the last Monday of the month. The January meeting is Mon., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., in the downstairs room at the Rogue Ales Public House, 844 Olive St., Eugene.

The meeting is open to all area homebrewers. There will be a discussion about an aspect of homebrewing, and homebrewers are welcome to bring homebrew to share.

More info at www.cascade-brewers.com »




Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Best Nano, Winter Fest, Homebrew Meetup, Happy Holidays

Dec. 12, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup

Claim 52 Named Best Nano Brewery in Oregon

Claim 52 Brewing named "Best Nano in Oregon" by Northwest Brewing News readers. Image: Northwest Brewing News.

Claim 52 Brewing named “Best Nano in Oregon” by Northwest Brewing News readers. Image: Northwest Brewing News.

Congratulations, Claim 52 Brewing! One of Eugene’s newest craft breweries, Claim 52 was recently named “Best Nano in Oregon” in the Annual Reader’s Choice Awards from the Northwest Brewing News:

Claim 52’s reputation for good workaday beers has been growing and growing. This latest accolade says we have more good things to look forward to. Learn more at Claim 52’s Facebook page »

4th Annual Eugene Winter & Strong Ale Fest at 16 Tons

Eugene Winter and Strong Ale Fest

Warm up with winter ales at the 4th Annual Eugene Winter & Strong Ale Fest at 16 Tons Cafe, 29th & Willamette, on Dec. 13-14. The Festival provides a unique opportunity to sample seasonal, one-off, and rare beers from renowned brewers from Oregon and beyond. Eclectic and interesting beers will abound for both the novice and the experienced beer enthusiast

The 16 Tons crew serves up over 50 craft beers including…

  • Belgian Strong Ales
  • Barrel Aged Ales
  • Spiced Ales
  • Barley Wines
  • Imperial Stouts
  • Imperial Browns
  • Strong Sour Ales
  • Traditional Old Ales
  • Rare imports
  • Winter-style IPAs

The Winter Fest was the first festival 16 Tons held during their inaugural year of operation. “Of all of the beer events I take part in, the Winter Fest is dearest to me,” says Mike Coplin, owner and founder.

Headlining breweries include:

  • Ninkasi
  • Oakshire
  • Breakside
  • Plank Town
  • Deschutes
  • Hop Valley
  • Block 15
  • Flat Tail
  • McKenzie/Steelhead
  • Gilgamesh
  • Worthy
  • Elysian
  • Full Sail
  • Heater Allen
  • Hopworks
  • Laurelwood
  • Double Mountain
  • 10 Barrel
  • Midnight Sun
  • Gigantic
  • Alaskan
  • Widmer
  • Evil Twin
  • De Struise Brouwers
  • BrewDog
  • The Commons
  • Hair of the Dog
  • Brew Dog
  • Firestone Walker
  • Dogfish Head
  • Stone
  • Mad River
  • Fort George
  • And more!

The Winter Fest runs 5-10 p.m. each day, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14. Entry is free. Tasters: $1-$2, cash only. The 16 Tons Cafe is located in Woodfield Station at 2864 Willamette. More info at sixteentons.biz

Monthly Homebrew Meetup

Cascade Brewers Society, Eugene, Oregon

Cascade Brewers Society Meeting Dec. 30

The Eugene-area club for homebrewers, the Cascade Brewers Society holds their monthly meeting on the last Monday of the month. The October meeting is Mon., Dec. 30, 7 p.m., in the downstairs room at the Rogue Ales Public House, 844 Olive St., Eugene.

The meeting is open to all area homebrewers. There will be a discussion about an aspect of homebrewing, and homebrewers are welcome to bring homebrew to share.

More info at www.cascade-brewers.com »

Happy Holidays!

Merry beery holidays to you! The Craft Beer Roundup will be on a holiday break for the rest of the year. I raise a glass to you, and wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a fantastic 2014.




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Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

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