Whom Indeed? Four People I’d Drink Beer With

 The beer blogosphere has had a long-running project called “The Session,” in which a bunch of people post on the same topic. Bastard that I am, I’ve only one other time participated. But this month’s question is too alluring to pass up. It comes from Stan, who asks:

If you could invite four people dead or alive to a beer dinner who would they be? What four beers would you serve?

from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/12/whom-indeed-four-people-id-drink-beer.html

Does Belgium Have an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” of Beer? Does Anyone?

Yesterday, news came out that UNESCO had given Belgium a singular honor:

Citing Belgian beer’s integral role in social and culinary life, UNESCO
is putting the country’s rich brewing scene (with nearly 1,500 styles)
on its list representing the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Belgium’s beer culture is one of 16 new additions that were announced
The honor came with an

from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/12/does-belgium-have-intangible-cultural.html

Hill Farmstead in Photos

I will have to do a fair bit of work before I can give you a proper report on Hill Farmstead, but here’s a sneak peak–a photo series on the snowy day I visited eight days ago. Be sure to click the “read more” for more.

The original Hill farmstead


The original brewery, dating all the way back to 2010.

Erstwhile Portlander Vasilios Gletsos

from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/11/hill-farmstead-in-photos.html

Holiday Book-Signing Events Saturday and Sunday

As the incessant thrum of cheery music attests, ’tis the season. If you want to get all your holiday shopping done in one stop, let me suggest two group signings this weekend. Illustrious authors will be in attendance, books and signing pens in hand–and I will be there, too. Come pick up a personalized copy for that beer geek in your life.

Saturday, December 3, 5-7pm – Bazi Bierbrasserie1522

from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/11/holiday-book-signing-events-saturday.html

The Zoigl Launches


When Alan Taylor conceived of Zoiglhaus brewing, it wasn’t for the name. In a remote part of Germany, a medieval tradition of communal brewing still hangs on in a few villages. There, locals own a single brewhouse to which they all have access. They go to the brewery, whip up a batch of beer, and take the wort to their homes to ferment. After fermentation, they hang a six-pointed star

from Beervana http://beervana.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-zoigl-launches.html