November 2015 Craft Beer Articles

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 … 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

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 … 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

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: Mr. IPA, KLCC Brew Fest, Homebrew Competition & Meetup

Jan. 23, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Hop Valley Pulls Mr. IPA Over Name Flap 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 … Read more

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 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 … Read more

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