Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXIX

The latest anniversary ale from Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte XXIX, arrived over the weekend. This year’s version is based on the concept of Mexican hot chocolate, with additions of Turbinado sugar, Dutched cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. The heat is pretty well tempered though.

NewsOregon Beer News, week of July 24-30

Summer is a busy time all around, with so many beer events that it’s tough to keep up. Busy for beer writers too, and this week I’ve got a full slate already without even getting to the daily Oregon Beer News posts—so much so that I won’t be doing the … Continue reading

EventsThree Creeks Brewing celebrates 9 years

Back in July 2008—a scant nine years ago though sometimes it feels like much longer—Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon opened for business. At the time they opened, Central Oregon only had six breweries (six!) and it would be another two years before the region saw another new one. I … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 07/21/2017

Oregon Beer News for Friday, July 21, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Marketing/PRReceived: Cans of McMenamins Sunflower IPA

McMenamins just introduced its Sunflower IPA into cans for the first time, one of the few beers that has made it into (occasional) packaged rotation in the form of bottles in the past. Like the first round of cans, these are pounders, 16 ounces each, and earlier this week I … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: New England IPAs!

Yes, I succumbed to the dark side and wrote an article for the Bend Bulletin on the latest stylistic hot topic in the beer world: Bend brewers take on New England IPA. I dig a little bit into the history of the style, and cover several of the local breweries who … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 07/20/2017

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, July 20, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

NewsOregon Beer News, 07/19/2017

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, July 19, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

EventsThe 30th annual Oregon Brewers Festival

In just over a week the Oregon Brewers Festival returns to Portland, taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30. This year marks a milestone: it’s the 30th annual edition of the OBF! Established in 1988*, it is one of the longest-running and largest … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 07/18/2017

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, July 18, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!