October 17, 2012

What in the Phoenix Beer World?

Do you know what this photo is referencing? How does it relate to Arizona beer?

The concept is simple. We post a picture that is relevant to the Phoenix area beer scene and you try and identify it. Sometimes there will be a larger story involved, but often there will not. So, for glory and a tip of the glass next time we see you. Please, no social media cheating!

There is a GABF connection. Some information stumbled upon on the show floor. The answer portends something new for Arizona.

The farmhouse scene and mountain is by Oregon artist, Seaberg Einarsson. Einarsson also does all of the label work for Logsden Organic Farmhouse Ales founded by David Logsden.

Logsden is a watershed figure in Oregon brewing, founding Wyeast in 1986. Wyeast, which also bears the iconic Mt Hood in it's logo, is a worldwide leader in yeast production. If you've smacked a pack as a homebrewer then you owe a beer to David. Logsden later went on to co-found Full Sail and just last spring opened his Farmhouse Ale Brewery along with Charlie Porter.

If you want a full accounting of his impact and the excitement over this brewery, please go visit Mr Alworth over at Beervana.

Kudos for the guess, Mr Weable.

But what precisely does it mean? The things you learn at GABF!

I learned that Mr Logsden has some friends in Arizona. He will be sending some beer along to a private event in 2 weeks. This will be followed by a public event put together by World Class Beverages. Expected 750ml bottles available will be the Kili Wit (per a conversation with Ron Kloth, Mr Logsden and I) and Seizoen and Seizoen Bretta (per a conversation with Chuck Noll).


  1. Hmmmmmm.... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3752023165283&set=a.3752022445265.2133674.1417508517&type=3&theater

  2. Hey, Logsdon's brewery (OK, I just spoiled the "guess" aspect) was just the answer to a Where in the Beer World? post.


  3. It's a small world, Stan. It was unexpected news for us and a "What in the Beer World?" kind of post seemed like a good way to pass on the surprise.