|Portland's Holiday Ale Festival in early December|
Sure I've got a lot of stuff going on, yet with the annual reminder I've gotten from Google that writing stuff on these blogs actually costs money, it was time I get back to it. So, the next big thing for Hoppiness Is... will be the cataloging of my foray into the world of homebrewing. Another post will be immediately forthcoming.
Coming soon will be another series on the new brewpubs opening up in Portland this year. With over 70 breweries in the metro area, you'd think we already have enough beer flowing around here, yet we will see the opening of EIGHT more breweries in 2014. That's just crazy. One that's already opened, just up the road from me in Sandy, is a science themed brewpub called BunsenBrewer. The owner and brewmaster Aaron Hanson is the scientist who presented a seminar on the "enzymatic production of gluten-free beers from conventional grains" in July 2012 at the World Beer Congress. Within months, Widmer/Craft Beer Alliance released their gluten-free (meeting the gluten free standard of being below 20ppm) Omission, which is unrelated to Hanson, though very similar in it's process.
Please stay tuned for future updates and what I expect to be plenty of entries on my homebrewing odyssey. Until then, here's a batch of photos from the Holiday Ale Festival...