If you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve been a little light on my posting lately. A big push to finish a project at work, coupled with the long-overdue death of my 8+ year old Powerbook (from which I normally write my posts) has left me needing a small vacation. Fortunately, as of yesterday, the retailer [...]
Eugene’s newest bottle shop, Sixteen Tons is having two grand opening parties; the first starting in less than an hour. Here is the information for the two events:
Sixteen TonsBeer Store & Tasting Bar
We’re having a party! Two parties!
What: Official Grand Opening [...]
This year’s Sasquatch Brewfest had a much different tone than last year’s. Sure, the festival was still filled with craft beer enthusiasts hotly debating their favorite brews. But this time around there was another issue stealing much of the discussion; the venue. For the first time, Sasquatch moved indoors, away [...]
Tuesday night I attempted to brew an “old-fashioned” Scottish 70/-. Most commercial Scottish ales are brewed with a generous amount of crystal/caramel malts, but traditionally kettle caramelization was used to create the rich caramel flavor and color. Kettle caramelization occurs during very long boils, when some of the sugars caramelize and become unfermentable. Bridgeport [...]
I had planned on writing a nice little piece today, expanding on Wednesday’s post about the opening of Sixteen Tons, Eugene’s newest bottle shop. That was until I flipped open this morning’s Register Guard and saw that they had beaten me to the punch. So, [...]