Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Here's some other brews from around the world that I've enjoyed
Heubacher Hefeweizen (Heubach, Germany)
Brauwerij 't IJ Tripel (Amsterdam, Nederlands)
Belle Vue Geuze (Brussels, Belgium)
A La Becasse Lambic (Brussels, Belgium)
plus a great pale ale at a little brew pub in Florence Italy.
Microbreweries of Portland OR
BridgePort
Portland Brewing
Widmer
Rogue (close enough + they have a pub in PDX)
McMenamins
Lucky Labrador
Full Sail (again see Rogue comments)
Alameda
Laurelwood
Amnesia
Roots Organic
Tugboat
Hair of the Dog
New Old Lompoc
Tuck's
+ a new one is going in on NE Alberta

A couple others from around the state, which I've been to...
Pelican Pub
Bend Brewing
Deschutes

Oregon Brewers Guild
Oregon Brew Crew

there's more, its seems like every Portland neighboorhood has a brewpub, and many of the smaller towns around the state have their own brewpubs. Its exciting to try all wonderful flavors!

Beer Expedition
Real Beer
Beer Hunter

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

So apparently the NCAA doesn't want schools to have their team names reference Native Americans or their tribes, like Seminoles or Utes. My question is what is the difference between Fighting Illini or Fighting Sioux and Fighting Irish? Seems to me they need to treat all references to races/ethnicities equally or they're headed for a heap of legal problems. Seriously though, if you can explain the difference (legally speaking of course, I think I could point out where Illini and Irish are from on a map) I'd like to know.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

This from Reuters... Bush acknowledged, however, "it's going to be hard to get gasoline to some markets." He also called on Americans to conserve energy, telling them: "Don't buy gas if you don't need it." Reminds me when Jimmy Carter asked people to set their thermostats to 68 deg, he took a lot of flak from that. These are crazy times.