The Best Corkscrew: Pulltex Pulltap’s Corkscrew

My usual beer cap opener is a Pulltex Pulltap’s Corkscrew. Only occasionally do I use the corkscrew on a bottle of beer, like when I open a cork and cap sealed De Dolle Stille Nacht 2010 Reserva.

The corkscrew is a simple tool constantly redesigned and marketed. Each new type is supposedly an improvement on the last, but they are not. The clear winner is also one of the least expensive

2016 Holiday Ale Festival in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Oregon. – The Holiday Ale Festival will officially come of age this year as it celebrates the 21st annual event, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW Sixth Ave. Known for assembling a prestigious lineup of winter beers, the festival will feature more than 50 specialty ales that have either been crafted specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event’s reputation as one of finest gathering of winter beers anywhere in the nation.

Despite being held outdoors during one of the coldest months of the year, nearly 14,000

How To Save 50% On Christmas Beer

I love Christmas beer! Many of my favorites are imported from Belgium at premium prices. There are a couple secrets to getting Christmas beer at discount prices – up to 50% off. Here’s how.

Most commercial beers are meant to be consumed fresh. Fortunately, many Christmas beers are not like most commercial beers. Because they are

2014 Kerstbierfestival Beer List Announced

O.B.E.R. (Objective Beer tasters Essen Region) organizes its Christmas Beer Festival every year. For two days visitors can taste about 200 Belgian Christmas and winter beers. This year’s festival is December 20 and 21 in Essen, Belgium.

While plans are still in the works, the Kerstbierfestival has announced a list of confirmed Christmas beers for 2014. Twenty draft beers and 3 special beers brewed for the festival join 140 others. Here’s what the festival had to say about some of the special gems:

Portland 2014 Holiday Ale Festival Beer List Revealed

The Holiday Ale Festival announced their 2014 beer line up this week. It looks fantastic! With many rare and specially-brewed beers.

Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Christmas beer festival, taking place Dec. 3 through Dec. 7 in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.

The popular event will feature 53 big, bold ales in the main festival, plus another two dozen rare, vintage and specialty beers that will be tapped at various times throughout the event — including

2014 Holiday Ale Festival Features Rare Christmas Beer

The 19th annual Holiday Ale Festival offers one of the United States’ finest gatherings of winter beers. This year’s event will take place Dec. 3 through Dec. 7, 2014 in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.

The popular event will feature at least four-dozen big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter night. From Belgians, barleywines and CDAs to winter warmers, porters and stouts, these beers have either been crafted specifically for the event or are hard-to-fine vintages, underscoring the event’s reputation.

What makes this festival standout from other similar events is the beer selection: the festival works with every brewery involved to make sure they send a beer that has either been made or blended specifically for the event, or is a rare or vintage beer that isn’t commonly tapped in the state.