Logan Thompson

Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.

10 Beer T-Shirts Any Beer Lover Could Wear

Over the past few years I’ve racked up quite a collection of beer related t-shirts. From breweries I’ve been to, general craft beer shirts and random swag I’ve been given, my closet is a good indication of my love for all things beer related. One thing I’ve noticed when going to beer festivals is that there are tons of other …

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Order San Diego Based Modern Times Beer Online

What’s better than a delivery from FedEx that contains beer? That’s right, a delivery from FedEx that contains amazing beer. Our friends at InsideTheCeller.com have added the complete year-round lineup from Modern Times Beer out of San Diego to their website. For those outside of Southern California, you may have not yet heard of the greatness that is Modern Times …

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B.O.B “Bottle Opener Board” Cutting Board & Bottle Opener

Just when I thought I’d seen someone create a bottle opener on everything imaginable, the guys at B.O.B created what might just be the most unique opener I’ve seen to date. B.O.B stands for Bottle Opener Board. If you’re like me, your first thoughts might be that it just sounds crazy to combine a bottle opener and a cutting board. …

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Switch Taps Interchangeable Tap Handles and Growler Stoppers

As a homebrewer I’ve often been bored with the boring old tap handles that are available. Don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty cool options out there, just none that excite my creative side. If you have more than one tap, you have a couple of options. You can put a piece of tape on the handle or possibly …

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NewAir AK-200SS Stainless Steel Kegerator Review

It doesn’t get much better than drinking fresh beer on draft in the comfort of your own home. Something about draft beer makes it just taste better in my opinion. For a true beer fan, having your own kegerator is a must, especially if you’re a homebrewer. Over the past few years, I’ve had my beer fridge in my garage …

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BridgePort Brewing Trilogy 1 Released

For most of us around Oregon, BridgePort Brewing has been a staple on the craft beer scene for just about as long as craft beer has been produced. In fact the Portland based brewery is the oldest craft brewery in the state. Founded in 1984, BridgePort is celebrating 30 years of producing craft beer by brewing 3 special beers (1 …

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Turn Anything Into a Bottle Opener With The BROpener

One thing that I’ve learned from running this beer blog for awhile is people are incredibly innovative when it comes to opening their alcohol. It seems like there is always a new style of bottle opener coming out, showing just how creative people are. The most recent bottle opener I’ve added to my collection is The BROpener. No, it’s not …

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2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Released

Stone Brewing Co. is celebrating the release of its big, malty, fiercely hopped strong ale: 2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine. Beginning today, eager consumers and collectors may pick up a bottle of this annual release at retailers in select markets across the country. Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine is a brawny beer with a rich malt backbone and assertive …

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Canadian Beer Fridge At Olympics Only Opens With a Canadian Passport

As the Olympics are in full swing, every day a new story develops. Whether it’s about the problems at the hotels in Sochi or Bob Costas pink eyes, the media is loving the stories that are coming out of the Olympic games. Out of all the stories so far, my favorite is what Molson is doing for their fellow Canadians. …

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Alaskan Brewing Co. Hopothermia Double IPA Review

Alaskan Hopothermia Double IPA

As I’m writing this review, a magical dusting of snow is falling around the Portland area while a gentle wind is causing us northwesterners to zip our North Face jackets up tight. Like usual when anything other than rain falls from the sky, the city and surrounding areas go crazy. Schools shut down just at the word snow, cars wreck …

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7 Awesome IPAs You Can Buy Online

7 Awesome IPAs You Can Buy Online

A few weeks back I wrote a post called The Top 5 Beers in the World that seemed to strike a chord with many readers. One of the big takeaways is that I’ve never been a huge fan of definitive lists. However I do enjoy a good list that helps me discover new things, especially if that “thing” is beer. …

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Uinta Redesigns Detour Douple IPA Packaging

I’ve always been a sucker for good design when it comes to beer packaging. A well designed package is important these days with so many options facing consumers on the shelves, so when I see a brewery improve their design, it makes me take notice. Just today, Uinta Brewing Company announced the release of Detour Double IPA in a 12oz bottle …

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Drone Delivers Beer To Fisherman, FAA Shuts It Down

Although I’m not an ice fisherman, I’ve spent many hours floating on the river trying to catch a prized salmon or sturgeon. There have been many times I’ve been sitting on the boat, wishing I had a some more beer. Apparently ice fisherman get that same feeling. They spend all day cooped up in their fish houses and then the …

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Draft Beer Flavored Jelly Beans Released By Jelly Belly

Draft Beer Jelly Beans

There’s nothing like kicking back with a refreshing cold pint of jelly beans on a cold winters day. Wait, what? That’s right, Jelly Belly, the leader of random flavored jelly beans, has stepped up their game by introducing draft beer flavored jelly beans. Through a tedious development process they were able to pull out flavors of malt, hops and even …

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The Top 5 Beers in the World

Top 5 Beers in the World

Everywhere you look on the internet, you’ll notice that people absolutely love lists. We are being bombarded with “top 10 of this” and “7 best of that”, and yet they are so dang addicting you want to click to see if you agree. It’s no different in the beer world where you will see lists such as “15 Best IPAs” …

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iPhone Bottle Opener – Never Leave Home Without It

iOpener - iPhone Bottle Opener

It’s no secret that our cell phones have taken over the world. Go to just about any public place and you’ll see people texting away, checking their Facebook, and who knows what else. No place is sacred anymore. From beer bars to churches, people are always checking their cell phones. I’ll admit that I have become one of those people, …

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How to Prevent a Hangover

As I’m writing the final blog post of 2013, I’ve been thinking about the past year while expectantly joyful for what the new year has to offer. Many tasty beers were consumed this year and many more are waiting for me in 2014. While I’m not what you’d consider a partier, I know a lot of people look to New …

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26 Interesting Facts About Beer

This week, the website Mental Floss created a video at the Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis that shows host john Green talking extremely fast. He gives 26 facts about beer, a few of which were new to me (check out #26, Dark Horse Brewing has turned me into a fan just because of what they did to Nickleback. Awesome.). Enjoy …

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Kebo One Handed Bottle Opener

It seems like just about every other day I hear about some new bottle opener out there on the market. While I love the ingenuity, how many bottle openers does one person need? However, sometimes one comes along that gets me excited. One of those is Kebo, the one-handed bottle opener made by RUSH3 Product Design Studio, which I included …

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Beer Lovers Gift Guide 2013

Beer Lovers Gift Guide 2013

With the holidays approaching, it’s that time of year where you have to figure out what the heck to buy for your family and friends for the holidays. If you’re like me, you probably wait until a few days before Christmas to start your shopping and get angry at the herds of people making every store line feel like you’re …

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10 Funny Pictures Of Dogs Drinking Beer

The craft beer industry is an interesting place. It’s packed with mostly awesome people making, writing about, talking about and drinking some incredibly crafted beers. However from time to time I’ve noticed that we can get too serious about beer. At the end of the day it’s just beer. I’ve seen many arguments and discussions over styles and a host …

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8 Portland Area IPAs You Should Be Drinking

In the craft beer world, one style reigns supreme as the true king of beers – the IPA. For years the love affair Americans have had with the style has caused most craft brewers to brew some type of IPA to please their customer base, especially in the northwest. The broad spectrum of beers in this style has been increasing …

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Oregon Brewers Festival 2013 Recap

With August upon us it means that the Oregon Brewers Festival has come to an end. If you made it to the festival, chances are you most likely had a good time (unless you happened to come Saturday evening when the lines were crazy long) and drank some outstanding beers. For me, I was at my booth most of the …

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Over 80,000 Beer Lovers Will Attend The Oregon Brewers Festival. Will You?

Wednesday July 24, 2013 marks the start of the 26th Oregon Brewers Festival hosted at Portland’s Waterfront Park. For those that have attended the states largest beer festival in the past, you might notice that this is the first year the event starts on a Wednesday. As the festival has grown with over 80,000 attendees the past few years, the …

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Redhook Launches “Game Changer Ale” With Epic Tap Handle

Redhook Game Changer Ale

Redhook Brewery announced today that Game Changer Ale, a beer brewed with wings and sports fans in mind, will be available across the United States beginning July 15. Game Changer will also be available at over 925 Buffalo Wild Wings™ restaurants. “Wings and sports go hand-in-hand, and we know there is demand for a good, flavorful draught beer to complement the …

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Common Beer Myths You Might Believe

Over the years my love for beer has grown quite profoundly. I’m one of those guys who loves reading and talking about beer almost as much as I love drinking it. However the more I learn about beer and talk to people about it, I’ve noticed a lot of people often tend to believe myths about beer such as the …

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Widmer Brothers New Releases Keep Coming

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a private event that Widmer Brothers Brewing put on at a new place in Portland simply called BEER (1410 Se Stark Street). At the event they served up a couple of their newest releases, a few seasonals, and some classics such as Pitch Black. One thing I’ve noticed about Widmer is that …

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Beer Lover’s Oregon Released

Today’s a pretty exciting day for me. Last summer I started working on a project writing a book that is a complete guide to the breweries and brewpubs in the wonderful state of Oregon. Today it was officially released and I was able to spot it at my local Barnes & Noble. The book, titled Beer Lover’s Oregon, is part …

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Top 50 Breweries of 2012 By State

Today the Brewers Association released the top 50 U.S. Craft Breweries list of 2012 based on sales volume as well as the overall top 50 list in the country (macro brewers included). What’s cool to see is that craft beer is making a bigger and bigger dent in the overall U.S. beer market. This means more and more people are …

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Your Chance To Win Free Beer!

If you follow me at all on Twitter, you may have heard me talk about a new book that I wrote on Oregon beer, simply called Beer Lover’s Oregon. Well the time has finally come where it’s starting to hit store shelves and available to order online. Finally! I started working on it last May and most of the content …

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T-Shirt Tuesday: Hawcreek Brewing Co.

Hawcreek Brewing Co.

This weeks T-Shirt Tuesday is another shirt that I received from the great people at Craft Brewed Clothing Co. One of the cool things about getting shirts from Craft Brewed Clothing Co. is that you get shirts from all over the US. They don’t just stick with large breweries, so you get to experience multiple breweries you may not even know existed. That …

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A Biologists St. Patrick’s Day Beer Song

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a funny video on the blog for awhile. Since St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday, I figured I’d post one of the nerdiest St. Patrick’s Day beer songs you’ll probably ever hear. It’s a unique blend of chemistry, biology, and beer. Watch and enjoy.

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T-Shirt Tuesday: Fermented Tees Hops & Crossbones

Last week I started a new segment on the blog called T-Shirt Tuesday to showcase craft beer related t-shirts I’ve received from multiple companies. This week I’ll keep it short and sweet as this t-shirt sells itself. The shirt comes from a company called Fermented Tees. They offer a small selection of homebrewing and craft beer t-shirts along with a handful of …

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T-Shirt Tuesday: That Brewery

This is the first of a new segment on the blog called T-Shirt Tuesday. Over the course of the past few months I’ve received multiple t-shirts from different companies related to craft beer and I though it would be fun to take a moment each week to highlight a new shirt every week along with the company it represents. The first shirt …

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Homebrew Kit Review: Midwest Supplies Harriet’s West Side IPA

I don’t talk a lot about homebrewing on the blog all that much, but it’s a hobby I’m passionate about and plan on focusing on a little more at Blog About Beer. If you’re not a homebrewer but enjoy beer, I’d definitely recommend that you look into getting started brewing. Not only can you save money and brew beer a …

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Ninkasi Releases Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout

Eugene, Oregon based Ninkasi Brewing Company just announced a new addition to their year round lineup of beers. Expected to hit stores in 22oz. bottles any day, Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout should be found just about everywhere Ninkasi’s current distribution reaches. “Aged on whole natural vanilla beans, Vanilla Oatis is a unique and delicious take on our traditional Oatmeal Stout,” sai Nikos …

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Alaskan Brewing Using Beer To Power Their Brewery

The Alaskan Brewing Company is now operating with a new fuel source: beer. More specifically, they are using the wet grain known as “spent grain,”  left over from the brewing process, as the sole fuel source for their steam boiler. Alaskan is the first craft brewery in the world to use this brewing by-product in this way, reducing the company’s fuel oil consumption …

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Last Minute Gift Idea For Beer Lovers

With Christmas just a few days away, it might be too late to order much online for the beer lover in your life. However, don’t fret! First, maybe you looked at posts from previous years for a few gift ideas. If not, here you go: The Top 10 Gifts for Any Beer Lover This Holiday Season 5 Beer Gift Ideas …

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New Belgium Brewing Releases Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale

Ft. Collins, CO, October 17, 2012 – Steeped in tradition, New Belgium Brewing’s annual Frambozen release is aptly named after the Flemish word for raspberries. Now available in most New Belgium markets, the festive beer has become synonymous with holiday celebrations. New Belgium’s annual tradition of sending delegates to the Pacific Northwest continued this year, with the team hand selecting …

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Thirsty Dog Labrador Lager Review

It’s another great day for a beer review. Today I’m checking out another beer I received from The Original Craft Beer Club in the mail. If you’re curious about beer of the month clubs, check out my new beer of the month club reviews page. I’m going to be signing up to multiple clubs and seeing what each has to offer. Today’s …

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Yazoo Dos Perros Ale Review

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted up a beer review on Blog About Beer. I’ve been so busy writing my book on Oregon beers that I haven’t had much time to drink anything else. The book is done (although it won’t be available until March 2013) so I’m back in the saddle. Over the past few months I’ve been lucky …

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Deschutes Brewery Launches Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

October 2, 2012 – Bend, Oregon – Born in a mountain resort town, Deschutes Brewery knows what it’s like to be endlessly in pursuit of untouched perfection – chasing pristine powder slopes on mountain flanks. In similar fashion, Deschutes Brewery chased the perfect hops for this new beer – growing heirloom Cascade hops from the original plant strain at Willamette …

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Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale Wins World’s Best Beer

October 1, 2012 – Bend Oregon – Deschutes Brewery swept from Oregon to the world stage as its Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale took the title of “World’s Best Beer,” again! Along with this top honor, this spring seasonal also swept three sub-categories winning World’s Best Pale, World’s Best Pale Ale, and The Americas Best Pale Ale. Cam O’Connor, brewmaster …

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Henry Weinhards Launches Across The Nation

CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2012) – Henry Weinhard spent considerable time and effort exploring the Pacific Northwest and searching for the perfect location for his brewery. More than 150 years later, beer drinkers across the country have the chance to explore the taste of the Pacific Northwest. This month, Henry Weinhard’s is launching three beers nationally: Private Reserve, Redwood Flats Amber …

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Blog About Beer And The Future

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a new post on here and figured it was time to dust off the keyboard and give you an update on why I’ve been slacking. First off, I’m sure you’ve noticed a few posts coming in from my cousin Ryan on the site. All I can say is wow, he has a great …

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65 Unique Ways To Open A Beer Bottle

We’ve all been there. You’re about to crack open a beer and can’t find an opener. If you’re like most beer fans, you probably have a ton of bottle openers with you at all times, but once in a blue moon you are left figuring out a creative way to pop the cap. Maybe you’re out camping, riding dirt bikes, …

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Gluten-Free Beer That Doesn’t Suck

I have to admit I’ve had this fear someday I might have to switch to a gluten-free diet. While for the most part I try to cut out a lot of gluten with my food choices, I couldn’t imagine living in a world where I couldn’t partake in my favorite drink. I’ve talked to many people that for one reason …

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Swag Brewery Delivers Craft Beer Gifts

From time to time I get sent products in the mail from companies starting out with beer related products. Some make little sense while others I’d actually buy. Recently I was sent a gift pack from Swag Brewery, a company that makes no beer, but instead makes some pretty cool beer related gifts, apparel and swag. I’ll admit that a …

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