Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Tapped into Tech, Eugene Beer Week, Sasquatch Brewfest, Ninkasi Expansion, Wine vs. Beer

Feb. 27, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Tapped into Tech The latest edition of Tastings from The Register-Guard is out! In addition to some drool-inducing articles on Ninkasi’s Single Hop Series, local kombucha, and Full Circle Creamery cheeses, you can also check out my latest craft beer article, Tapped into Technology. Local pubs and breweries … Read more

The Remindful Guinness

It’s been years since I last drank a Guinness, in part because I never liked drinking them outside of Ireland. But the other night, as, ahem, research for my Rucksack Universe stories, my wife and I split a bottle of Guinness. It reignited not only my love of stout overall, but my particular appreciation for … Read more

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 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 … Read more

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

“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 … Read more

The Best Friend Question, Living the World & Travel Fantasy

Judy Goodwin: Author Interview with Anthony St. Clair » Author Judy Goodwin likes to interview other authors on her website. She just published an interview with me, her last before going into launch mode for her next book, Journey to Landaran (here’s more about her books, and her Amazon author page). In the interview we … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Hellshire Day, Zwickelmania, The Filling Station

Feb. 13, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Oakshire Hellshire Day & Barrel-Aged Beer Fest, Feb. 15 After the love of Valentine’s Day, it’s time for some hell. Oakshire has dipped into their secret stash of barrel-aged beers, and through its mix of alchemy and brewmastery has concocted Hellshive IV, the fourth annual-release beer in the … Read more

Available Now: Home Sweet Road

It’s here! The latest Rucksack Universe story, Home Sweet Road, is available now as a novella in e-book and paperback. You can gets yours here… and you can also enter some snazzy giveaways: The e-book version is for sale only through Amazon until May, then will be available everywhere. Updates, global stores and more at … Read more

Win $25 + Home Sweet Road

Enter the Giveaway by Mar. 11! Home Sweet Road is available now in both e-book and trade paperback. Enter the free book giveaway today, and you could win… One of 5 free autographed and numbered trade paperback copies (retail price, US$8.99) Free e-books for Kindle, Kobo, iPad and other e-readers (.mobi and .epub formats; retail … Read more

3 Rules in Search of Galway Pradesh Stout

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 … Read more

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: KLCC Microbrew Festival Special

Feb. 7, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup KLCC Microbrew Festival, Feb. 7-8 Fear not, beer fans! Despite all the bloody snow outside, the KLCC Microbrew Festival starts today as scheduled. Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, Friday 5-11 p.m. & Saturday 1-11 p.m. As you can imagine, KLCC has been pouring on perspectives … Read more