Anchor Christmas Ale Review

I know, I know, I missed a week. And then some. My good friends tryptophan and chocolate stout (Rogue’s Double Chocolate Stout, to be precise) convinced me that Thanksgiving week is for resting, not writing. But now, to kick off the winter season (I live in southern Arizona; it just started getting cold), I’ll review […]

Super Jubel Review

Twenty years ago, on a frigid winter’s eve in Bend, Oregon, a thief infiltrated Deschutes Brewery with visions of Jubelale, their year-end seasonal, dancing in his head. He might’ve succeeded, too, if it weren’t for that meddling brain of his (and its inability to function properly). You see, he wanted a keg. After lugging it […]

Patron Saints of Beer

Some saints are guardians of the sick; some are protectors of nations. But, believe it or not, several have been assigned to beer. First on the list is King Gambrinus, AKA the king of beer, an unofficial saint whose legendary status is attributable to his alleged invention of hopped malt beer. Next, Saint Bridget, who […]