Posts Tagged ‘free beer’

Cleaning House

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Another house cleaning post for me. A chance to get out all those odds and ends floating around in my brain that never made it into posts.

Free Beer

The window is closing for a free bottle of Rose Red Ale. In fact if I didn’t really want to get the word out about this blog I’d be content to call it and just finish the remaining 14 bottles or so on my own. I have a couple more reviews besides the one Carlos and his wife wrote up (thank you so much guys) to post, but if you want to see yours up here shoot me an email at

Reeses Stout

I know I keep promising that the Reeses Stout is coming and it never seems to show up. With taxes due and some other obligations I have I haven’t yet found the time to brew this up yet. I apologize for not having this done, but just know it’s coming.


In my get the vote out post I asked people to vote for Portland as beer city USA. Shortly after some northwest bloggers including theweeklybrew and beervana asked our readers to get out and vote we passed up Asheville NC. Somehow though Asheville managed to get by us again. Are Oregonians so busy sipping their beers and writing reviews of them on their blogs that we’re gonna loose this? It may seem like a small poll, but Charlie Papazian has alot of pull in the beer community, and in the homebrew community especially. If he announces that Asheville NC is beer city USA it will have an impact in the brewing community. This begs the question why he would do this in a silly popularity contest kinda way, but that’s another discussion.

Portland is ahead again, but let’s try and keep it that way this time

Follow Me

I have both a Facebook and a twitter. If you would like you can follow my blog on the Networked Blogs app on Facebook, or follow my updates on twitter. So far I haven’t really used the twitter since I don’t want to pester friends who don’t drink with beer stuff, but if I get a few followers I’ll twit on the Spring Beer and Wine Festival.

Make Yourself Heard

I put this one at the bottom in the hopes that no one will make it this far. Just kidding. I’m really anxious to know who my readers are and better serve them. I started this as a homebrewing blog, but that changed when I began to realize that alot of people who read this were friends who had no clue what I was talking about. Of course this is my blog, and I will post stuff that interests me. But if there is something you think I should post on let me know. The one thing I refuse to do though is become another blog where all I do is taste and judge commercial beers. As fun as drinking new beers is I don’t like doing the whole judging part. Once again the email is

Happy St. Patty’s

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

istock_irishstoutI wasn’t planning on doing two posts today, but it’s St. Patty’s so what the heck.

Irish Stouts On Tap

As long as we’re on the subject of St Patrick’s I figure I may as well talk about some local joints that have Irish stouts on tap today. In no particular order, the Ram has their seasonal Irish stout out right now as do McMenamins locations. Conrad Venti also let me know today that Venti’s cafe now has an Irish stout from Seven Brides Brewing on tap for the holiday. If you want more info on what it is check out their blog, or head on in for some good bento and a pint….. or two.

Free Beer

Free beer just seems like a good thing to go with St. Patty’s doesn’t it? My Rose Red ale has just finished carbonating, and is ready for consumption. For people interested I’m giving out a free bottle of it on the condition that you fill out a questionnaire about it so I can use the feed back on my blog. If your interested shoot me an email at There is a limited number of beers that I can give out so let me know soon.

Share Your Passion

I just joined a group at for people in the Salem area that are interested in good beer. If you also think it’d cool to find some local people interested in beer then check it out. Hopefully someone gets around to making a Salem area homebrewers group. Maybe I should make one eh?

Need Bottles

Last but not least I’m running low on empties for bottling. Between my spoiled gruit, my Rose Red, and my new gruit that will have to age for an obscene time all my bottles are tied up. If you have some empty standard size pop tops your willing to part with let me know.