eugene homebrew

What I’m doing now, May 2016

Me in a nutshell I live in Eugene, Oregon, and have been a self-employed professional writer since 2011—nearly 5 years. I’m the author of 3 (going on 4) travel fantasy books in my Rucksack Universe series. I write about craft beer. I help other people with their online content and marketing. Outside of my home … Read More

Craft Beer Article: Collaboration is Key for Homebrewing Couple

New in the February 2016 edition of the Oregon Beer Growler: “Sometimes newlyweds return from their honeymoon and immediately prepare a room for a baby. But for Kiley and Michael Gwynn of Eugene, they returned from their 2008 honeymoon/first anniversary trip to Hawaii with a passion for a new hobby: homebrewing.” Full story: Collaboration is … Read More

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

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 … Read More

September Craft Beer & Homebrew News

Oregon Beer Growler, September issue, “Brandon Woodruff: The Man Behind the Mancave,” p. 20 The Register-Guard, Tastings, Best way to savor beer: clear glass, open mind Eugene Magazine, Fall 2015 issue, Meet the Chef at WildCraft CiderWorks Lane Monthly, September 2015, A Minor in Homebrewing

Back on the Homebrew Horse

I have a confession to make: between babies and books, it’s been about 2 years since I last homebrewed. But that’s about to change. Last week I was telling my wife, Jodie, that I was going to get a haircut, and afterward I’d swing by the new location of the Falling Sky Fermentation Supply Shop. … Read More

3 May Eugene Craft Beer Articles

May has been a fun month for craft beer writing! Here are 3 big features about the Eugene, Oregon craft beer scene: New botanic ales tap ancient tastes – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon, May 2015 Big summer for craft-beer lovers – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon, May 2015 Kate Price: … Read More

2 Homebrew Clubs & More Craft Beer Stories

Here in Oregon, the cities of Eugene and Corvallis are known for their football-driven rivalry. During November, that comes to a head in the Civil War game. And when it comes to beer and homebrew, there’s lots going on in both cities too. In the November 2014 edition of the Oregon Beer Growler, I’ve written … Read More

Halloween Beer: McMenamins Black Widow Porter

The other night, my wife and I settled down to watch Great Estates Scotland: Rosslyn Chapel on PBS. I popped a beer that had come my way recently: McMenamins Black Widow Porter. It was a lovely companion for learning about one of the world’s most mysterious buildings. Black Widow poured thick and dark. On the … Read More

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 … Read More

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