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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Magic Hat offers to buy Pyramid

Where have I been that I didn't notice this? Pyramid is a brewery that I love. Magic Hat is a brewery that I hear many good things about. I hope this means that I'll be able to get Magic Hat brews out here in Southern Oregon soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Albertsons' Grocery now carring Ninkasi

Albertsons' Grocery has really been expanding their selection of craft brews. Most noticeable is the Central Point Albertsons. They are currently stocking 3 new brews from Ninkasi Brewing, out of Eugene. They have Tricerihops IPA, Total Domination Imperial IPA, and Believer Double Red. I bought all three and drank them with some friends. Everyone was "WOW'd" by the quality of these brews. I'll be going back for more to get a proper review posted. But in the mean time, you need to go get your hands on these brews!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Shop N Kart expanded selection!

I was in Ashland over the weekend and stopped in at Shop N' Kart. I've always known that they have one of the best beer selections in town but I was pleasantly surprised to see a very expanded selection. They are currently stocking a large number of 22 oz. bottle that cover everything from a wide selection of Rouge Ales, to new organic ales, to some very interesting Belgian style ales. They have also expended their line up of Lagunitas Ales. I picked a lot of their new beers and will have some reviews posted soon.

More important to me though, is the number of sour ales Shop N' Cart is now stocking. I love Flanders Red ales and Lambic ales but they are always so hard to find! Well, there is currently several Flanders in stock and several different Lambics available.

The Belgian style ale selection is also very impressive at Shop N Kart right now. Without actually counting, its my impression that they are giving Market of Choice a run for their money.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Local (informal) Homebrew Contest

Southern Oregon Brew Crew, along with the great guys at Southern Oregon Brewing, are holding an informal, locals only, home brew contest. We are brewing Porter ales, to be judged according to BJCP guidelines, with the tasting to be held on June 19th, location TBD. If you would like more info please contact me.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I haven't even made a first "real" post yet, but the blog is expanding. Brett has signed on here to help get this thing rolling! I hope to have a few more bloggers signing on with us over the next week or two.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The beginning

Here we are, the first post. This blog is about everyday beer. Beer you buy because you like it, its available at the local mart, and mostly because its good solid beer. We are not going to go into esoteric reviews of beer, and the subtle aromas. I'm not going to describe the hidden depths of various flavors that roll across the tongue after the initial wave of hops and malts subside. We are going to write about beer in plain, every day terms. We will cover the local Southern Oregon beer scene, giving you a run down on what brews are available at what pub, what brewery is planning which beer.

The beer scene in Southern Oregon is getting ready to really take off. New microbreweries and craft brewers are opening and expanding their line ups, home brew clubs are forming, meeting, and competing. Pubs are starting to offer the best of whats out there. We here at Everyday Drinking will be making sure you all know whats going on.