Beerchaser of the Quarter – George M. (Jud) Blakely III

“Each person confronts war and copes with it in his own way… but all of us are bound up in its common tragedy.  We feel its futility more keenly because we also sense its damning persistence as a part of … Continue reading

Beerchaser Wonderings and Wanderings…

Lawyers and Drinking I was delighted that the November edition of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin which has a circulation of about 12,000 Oregon lawyers included multiple mentions of both Thebeerchaser blog and the Benedictine Brewery in Mount Angel. Talented … Continue reading

Terry “Spike” McKinsey – Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter

“I met Terry ‘Spike’ McKinsey in 1966.  The country was chaotic and would get worse.  But for Terry, the choices were always clear.  He was guided by his love of God, family, good friends, and country.   He didn’t have to … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2018 Annual Report

Another year of Beerchasing concludes and after over seven years, the count of bars, pubs and breweries visited and reviewed logs in at 286 – with 111 of those in the City of Portland or metro area and the remaining … Continue reading

The 1967 OSU Giant Killers – Beerchasers-of-the-Quarter

Nothing captivates a state or geographical entity more than a team labeled as an “underdog” which whether by adrenalin, good coaching, mental toughness of team members or a combination thereof, not only exceeds expectations, but also establishes a legacy – … Continue reading

Beerchasing Miscellany -Updates and Brew Tidbits….

Benedictine Brewery Update – I have enjoyed working on this project on the grounds of the Mount Angel Monastery and Seminary.  It will be one of only two west of the Mississippi in which the monks are the owners and … Continue reading

Father Martin Grassel Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter

Father Martin Grassel, O.S.B., is a monk who lives at Mount Angel Abbey, his residence for the last eighteen years.   He is the Abbey’s Procurator – the equivalent of the Chief Financial Officer and has responsibilities for technology, human resources, … Continue reading

Amy Faust – Beerchaser-of-the-Quarter (and Mandolinist…)

It’s 4:40 AM on a weekday morning and Amy Faust reluctantly rolls out of bed after having racked up about 7 hours and 10 minutes of sleep – if you count the half-hour she spent reading her latest novel as slumber time. This has been … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2016 Annual Report

In August, 2011, a few months after retiring from the Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt law firm, where I worked for twenty-five years, I began a hobby which had burbled up through my consciousness a few years before after a visit … Continue reading

Beerchasing in Idaho – Part I and The Dirty Shame Saloon in Yaak, Mt.

In July, we had a chance to hitchhike a road trip onto the wedding of my niece, Brooke, and her fiancé, Matt near Coeur d’aline (hereafter CDA), Idaho. The wedding, held at a beautiful, rural setting in Altho, was wonderful … Continue reading