Jeff Alworth is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. He is currently working on Brewing the World's Classic Styles: Advice From the Pros for Storey Publishing. Beervana is where he writes a weekly column. He also co-hosts the Beervana Podcast, where he and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson discuss beer and the economics of beer.
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Monday, Cider Riot's Abram Goldman-Armstrong put 63 hectoliters--nearly
60 barrels--of cider in cans for the first time. Yesterday he had a
media event at his pub and cidery to introduce Everyday Cider and it
made me realize some things have changed since I last checked in on
cider. Time for an update.
Lest we bury the lead, Abe dropped this
remarkable stat that could be inferred,
At long last, and with surprisingly few nostalgic glances over the shoulder, I am leaving Blogspot forever. Yes, I've embraced parallax scrolling, big, grabby titles, and vivid, full-page photos. Please welcome the new and future site of this here rag:
You'll see there are a few upgrades. Principally:
Better site architecture.
Better, more elegant layout.
We have a new podcast for your listening pleasure. The main subject is Mexican craft beer, featuring an interview with Enrique Aceves-Vincent Ramirez of Guadalajara’s Loba Brewing. We talk about the Mexican market, what it's like getting started there, and where things may be headed. A great primer for those of you interested in our southern neighbor.
Also on that podcast, a follow-up on my
Brewer vignettes feature quotes from brewers I picked up in my travels around the world.
On the origins of Pannepot, the brewery's flagship.
“I heard that in my family, there were homebrewers at the time—100 years ago. The women were the brewers because the men were at sea to catch herrings. The women made beer in the wintertime on the stove.”
Here Grootaert interjected with a story about
The Oregon Beer Awards were handed out last night, and there were a few
surprises. The first came when Wolf Tree (Seal Rock) won the first gold medal.
Wait, who? That happened several times throughout the night, as obscure breweries took home medals: Freebridge (the Dalles), Back Pedal (Portland), Salem Ale Works, and Wild Ride (Redmond). Wolf Tree, incidentally, "is one of very few
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