Summer Beer Picks

A cold beer during the hot summer satisfies in ways no wine or cocktail ever could. And here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, our beery summer has already kicked off with lots of events, such as our recent Eugene Beer Week and Sasquatch Beer Fest, both held during the first week of June. With summer and … Read more

June Fantasy Book Pick: AMERICAN GODS Released 14 Years Ago

One of the USA’s top fantasy books, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was released 14 years ago in 2001. It’s a tale of mythology, and of a man just trying to get by and redeem himself after being released from prison—and after abruptly becoming a widower. American Gods remains one of Gaiman’s most popular and acclaimed … Read more

English-style Real Ale in Oregon

A Visit to Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge Confession: my wife’s birthday was crap. She was sick and it was a rough, rough week. So we made up for it with a really, really good Mother’s Day of hiking in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, followed by a late lunch and a pint … Read more

Birthday Sale! 99¢ Martinis & Win a Book

Happy Birthday to The Martini of Destiny! Two years ago this month, The Martini of Destiny came into the world. Since then the original e-book has been joined by a paperback edition, two more books, and a new cover. Sometimes I can still hardly believe that after so many years of hand-wringing and paralysis by … Read more