Best Drinkin’ Music of 2010

Before I started writing about beer, before I even liked the stuff, I spent a lot of time critiquing music, movies, and video games. During that time, I acquired a passion for music that nearly matches my thirst for beer. And I discovered (during exhaustive field research) that they go surprisingly well together. Beer stimulates […]

Made in the Shade Festival Report

Beer festivals, like the beers they serve, come in many styles. Some try to awe with a high volume of vendors; others showcase unusually potent brews. Occasionally, however, one simply shows up. I’m sad to say that 2010’s Made in the Shade beer festival leaned more toward the latter of those three; I think I […]

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 […]