Have you ever wondered what the characteristics of a specific hop variety are? Fretted over what type of hop to use in your homebrewed IPA or really had to figure out what that particular new hop breeds flavor was? A new website called Hopslist.com with descriptions and analytical data on 268 varieties of hops may be the answer to brewers problems.
Beer writer turned cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong's new nano cidery has found success at beer bars and cider taphouses since launching just one month ago but is now taking it to the streets. To a place called Biddy McGraw's on NE Glisan street to be more precise.
From the Press Release:
PORTLAND, Ore. — Attendees of the 9th annual FredFest, slated for May 4, 2014 at Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room, will see some changes from past years' events.
FredFest 2014 celebrates the 88th birthday of Fred Eckhardt, the Dean of American Beer Writers, whose first work on beer styles predates many of the craft brewers and beer lovers who will be in attendance.
The first winner in a new intra-company team-based homebrew competition from Stone Brewing--Sprocket Bier Black Rye Kolsch--is being released in the new Spotlight Series. Both 22oz bottles and 1/2 barrels will be available in Oregon this coming Monday, April 21st.
The Bier Stein in Eugene was one of the first places to combine a taphouse and a bottleshop, and one year ago expanded from its small cramped digs to an epic new beerhalla on Willamette Street. Starting yesterday and throughout the rest of the week the pub will be tapping special beers and featuring some great brewers.