Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Civil War Tailgate Dinner, Mystery Wort Beer Judging, Coffee Ale Fest, Homebrew Meetup

Nov. 21, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Civil War Tailgate Dinner At The Bier Stein, Nov. 26 A limited number of first-come-first-serve tickets have been made available ($40) for the next Bier Stein beer dinner, Tues. Nov. 26, 6-8:30 p.m. The theme? Civil War! Beers from Hop Valley (Eugene/Springfield) and Flat Tail (Corvallis) come together … Read More

The Solvent in the Glass: 5 Mistakes of a Homebrew Disaster

Weizenbock, I Hardly Knew You In 2007, I took up homebrewing. In 2013, after dozens of successful (or at least drinkable) homebrews, I threw out my first batch. But as I watched 5 gallons of should-have-been beer disappear down the kitchen drain, tears on my face from failure and solventy fumes, I learned my lesson. … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Learn to Homebrew Day, Agrarian Harvest Halloween, Heater Allen Brewing Pause

Oct. 30, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Learn to Homebrew Day at Oakshire Public House, Nov. 2 Have you ever wanted to learn to homebrew? On Sat., Nov. 2, head to the Oakshire Public House for National Learn to Homebrew Day! Homebrewers from the Cascade Brewers Society will demonstrate homebrewing, different recipes and equipment from … Read More

7 Reasons to Bottle Your Next Batch of Homebrew

In Defense of Bottling: New Homebrew Article In addition to my usual craft beer writing, I also like to write about homebrewing (and am an avid homebrewer). Here is a recent article on bottling homebrew: Mention bottling to any given group of homebrewers, and you may hear a lot of “I hate bottling” grumbling. And … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: New Oakshire Cans, Licks & Drinks, Bier Stein, Homebrew Club

Oct. 23, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Oakshire Now Canning More Beers, Celebrate Oct. 23 & 24 So a while back, Oakshire began canning their beers. First up was their flagship Watershed IPA. Now Oakshire (finally) is canning their Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout too. Distribution of the 12-oz./6-pack cans began on Oct. … Read More

The Mishmash: Rookie Mistakes, Beer & Next Stories

After a week of basking in the Idaho sun, hanging with with my son and chilling with family, there’s been a lot on my mind as I get back in the swing of things. Sometimes you get a million notes and ideas swimming about that could be blog posts. Then you realize they should just … Read More

Homebrew: Ignore the instructions

It seemed so simple. I bottled half my brown ale straight-up (which turned out fine). I bottled the other half with hazelnut extract added to the bottling bucket. What I thought would be a passable cousin for Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar, wound up being 2.5 gallons of smelly nut juice. Many things in brewing work … Read More

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