Big day: this is the start of an occasional Oregon beer history post in which I’ll sift through the eleventy-thousand beer fotos I’ve taken over 25 years and see if I can remember enough to write a cogent caption — that’s why I said “occasional” for the first installment, I dug out a picture from John Harris of the very first bottle of Deschutes Jubelale — as far as I know, it’s still in his cellar and unopened. Jubel soon became — and remains — a much loved Northwest holiday season tradition, both for the fine strong ale in the bottles and for its new label each year. Each is based on original art from Northwest artists and this year’s edition features art from marbling artist and painter Karen Ruane…
John Foyston is Oregon's longest serving beer writer, and wrote a
weekly beer column for The Oregonian until just recently. His
work has appeared on CNN, and in Beer Connoisseur, Celebrator Beer
News, Oregon Beer Growler, Mix Magazine and other publications and
will occasionally appear on these pages, at least until Angelo and DJ
get tired of him too...He can be followed on Twitter at @beerherejohnny.