Celebrate 16 Tons first birthday today

16 Tons First Birthday and Anniversary Beer Release in Eugene On Thursday April 28, 12-10 p.m., Eugene’s own 16 Tons Bottle Shop celebrates its 1st birthday! I’m amazed at the big presence this small operation has created in just one year, and stoked to help them celebrate. From their start in 2010, over the last … Read more

Reviewing Act I of travel fantasy novel

The not-bad and the suck “Hey, that’s not bad!” “What the hell was that supposed to be?” That is the agony and the ecstasy of reading your own book. I’m most of the way through reviewing Act I of my travel fantasy novel. The experience has been… an experience. It’s going well though. I like … Read more

A ride unencumbered

Just go The day’s sunny beauty made it clear: take a bike ride, and take nothing with you. It didn’t have to be far. Just get out. Get on the pedals. Ride around the neighborhood. Admire the flowers blooming. Drink in the fresh, impossibly vibrant chartreuse of new leaves on waking trees. Ride to Emerald … Read more

Eugene – Oakshire Brewing to release Hellshire I

Coming May 7: Hellshire I Barleywine Ale, aged in bourbon barrels Oakshire releases Hellshire I, its first Barrel Aged Beer, on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Sales of the beer begin at 8 a.m. at the brewery (1055 Madera Street, Eugene). Hoppy barleywine given a double-thump punch from bourbon barrel aging? Dude. At first I was … Read more

Eugene Beer Week May 2-8

First Eugene Beer Week to be a hoppy, malty blast Eugene now has so much craft beer, we need a whole Eugene Beer Week to enjoy it properly. During May 2-8, Eugene, Oregon, hosts its first annual beer week, celebrating the Willamette Valley’s vast craft beer culture. The end of Eugene Beer Week culminates with … Read more