Archive for the 'Just for fun' Category

OBF adds day, switches to glassware

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

The Oregon Brewers Festival has added a fifth day to its celebration and for the first time drinkers will use taste beer from glassware rather than a plastic mug. The festival is scheduled for July 24-28 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon […]

Super Bowl Clydesdale gets a name: Hope

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The baby Clydesdale featured in a Budweiser commercial shown during Super Bowl XLVII now has a name: Hope. Anheuser-Busch InBev also announced another foal would be named in honor of St. Louis baseball icon, Stan Musial. Last week Budweiser asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to send along naming suggestions. More than 60,000 tweets, Facebook […]

Call goes out for Beerdrinker of the Year resumes

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Once again, Wynkoop Brewing Company is seeking beer resumes from the nation’s most beer-minded men and women for its 2013 Beerdrinker of the Year contest. The 17th annual contest seeks and honors America’s most passionate, knowledgeable beer lovers and ambassadors. The Beerdrinker of the Year wins free beer for life at Wynkoop Brewing Company, a […]

Stone plans a ‘Vertical’ party for 12.12.12

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

So who’s up for a 11-beer vertical tasting? You bring the Stone 02.02.02. We seem to be out. Stone Brewing Co. released the final beer in its Vertical Epic Ale series Monday, Stone 12.12.12. For those unaware, each year since Feb. 2, 2002 (02.02.02), Stone has released a Stone Vertical Epic Ale beer exactly one […]

Rogue’s latest includes pages from ‘Moby Dick’

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Powell’s Books and Rogue Ales & Spirits have collaborated to create Rogue’s latest beer – White Whale Ale. White Whale Ale is infused, literally, with the spirit of the book “Moby Dick.” Michael and Emily Powell took pages from a copy of the book and, along with Rogue brewmaster, John Maier, added them to the […]

Samuel Adams simultaneous stein host Saturday

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Boston Beer Co. has brought back the Samuel Adams National Stein Hoisting Competition to celebrate Oktoberfest (or OctoberFest, in the case of the Samuel Adams beer) season. The brewery also will attempt to set a world record for the largest, simultaneous stein host tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 22). Participants can raise a record-setting stein at one […]

New Belgium announces Tour de Fat schedule

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

New Belgium Brewing has announced the Tour de Fat schedule for its 13th season. Most Tour de Fat stops include a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, entertainment, local food, unusual bike contests and much more. This year the Tour will visit 15 cities. In 2012, Tour de Fat, which is a free event, will […]