16 Tons will be pouring 70 different Wild Ales ranging from Farmhouse to Funky, from Tart to Tooth-Achingly-Acidic. Rustic, Sour, Barrel Aged, Spontaneously Fermented, and simply Wild ales.
I have had the pleasure to attend two of Party Downtown's Brewers Dinners recently, and both times I've walked away inspired to recreate one of their dish pairings in my own home.
Three rock stars in their respected fields came together for a stellar Wine vs Beer Food Pairing event at The Tap and Growler: winemaker Jonathan Scott Oberlander, brew master Matt Van Wyk and Chef Michael Landsberg.
This time next week, I'll be on my way from Seattle, Washington, to Penticton, Canada, via a pre-conference excursion. The conference I'm heading to is the annual Wine Bloggers Conference, taking place this year in the Okanagan Valley wine region of British Columbia.
As I pack for my trip to New York City, I'm tempted to bring spring sandals, light jackets, and brightly colored outfits, but the forecast tells me that even though my arrival day will be the first official day of spring, it's looking a lot more like winter on the East Coast.
Solas is not your typical Celtic band - through intensely-touching lyrics, harmony and soul, Solas brings to light a band members family story of immigration, mining and murder in early 1900's Butte, Montana.
McMinnville, Oregon is in the heart of Pinot Noir country. Visiting wineries located in and around McMinnville will undoubtedly bring on a tasting or a flight of Pinot Noir - many wineries have three or more Pinots from different blocks, vineyards and vintages.
As I look back at the year 2012, there were definitely some great highlights for me personally. In February, we launched WineJulia.com, a wine blog where I could write about my wine adventures in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Winemakers have worked long, hard hours picking, pressing and fermenting grapes. Now is the time when winemakers give a big sigh of relief - the yeasts in the fermenting tanks are working their wonders while the Pinot Noirs go to sleep in oak barrels.
I can't believe it, it's the tenth of October, and I'm still enjoying the blue skies above the Willamette Valley! Not taking advantage of this weather we're having right now would just be plain nuts.