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Friday, November 05, 2010

Upcoming Events of Note

A few items that have captured my attention--and may interest you.

1. Brewing up Cocktails
A week from tomorrow Jacob Grier and Ezra Johnson-Greenough ("Samurai Artist" of the New School) will host their second event showing how to use beer as an ingredient in cocktails. This is one area of the beer world about which I have zero knowledge, so take it for what it's worth. They're doing a media preview tonight, so I'll have a chance to study the phenomenon a little more closely. In any case:
Brewing Up Cocktails
Saturday, Nov 13, 6-10 pm
Hop and Vine
1914 N Killingsworth

2. Beer Bloggers Conference
I have a strong belief that people read beer blogs because they care about beer, not beer bloggers. Still, the two aren't entirely unrelated. This weekend, the first annual beer bloggers conference kicks off in Denver. I think the only reps from Beervana are Angelo De Ieso and Kerry Finsand, so we'll depend on them to carry back any relevant info. If you have interest in putting an eyeball on the happenings, watch Brewpublic. There's a decent chance this will happen in Portland next year, so there's that. (For what it's worth, New England-based beer writer Andy Crouch slags both beer blogging and the conference and Alan nods approvingly. Hmmm.)

3. Street Roots Auction
Street Roots is a newspaper designed to support and house homeless people; last year it housed or kept 300 people off the streets. They are currently hosting an online auction, including various items donated by the beer community (Deschutes, Eastburn, Hopworks, and Saraveza). It's a good cause, so go support it if you can.

1 comment:

  1. "I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member."

    -- Groucho Marx