Monthly Archives: July 2005

Rogue Beer & Cheese

The Pacific Northwest Cheese Project blog has a review of an event I’d never heard of before: Rogue‘s Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Dinner & Tasting. Rogue’s Hazlenut Brown Ale, on the sweeter side for a beer, was really nicely paired with a chocolate chip hazelnut cookie – not something I would have thought of previously, but I will now…. And Rogue Chef Alex Gung’s outstanding pepper fudge combined sweet fudge with spicy cayenne pepper, a … Continue reading →

OBF Wrap-up

I’ve been watching for Oregon Brewers Festival reports all weekend, and am glad to see a few more turning up tonight. Let’s go: The BlueOregon article added an update, highlighting some favorite beers. Gone Ronin has a good post. I missed part of this one the first time around: Zeroes and Ones has three comprehensive posts: 2005 Oregon Brewers Festival A Great Friday Afternoon at the OBF Day 2 at the OBF Good stuff. Here’s … Continue reading →

OBF Day 1

I’m not at the Oregon Brewers Festival, but I am watching for mention of it online. It’s the next best thing! :) Here’s an aggregate of some links so far: BlueOregon has posted an Insiders Guide to the Oregon Brew Festival. Fantastic article, there’s even links to PDF checklists for hardcore beer tasters: Breweries attending, sorted by style and by state. The Willamette Week has a story detailing a few must-try beers. A blog named … Continue reading →

Blue Oregon on Roots Brewing

BlueOregon has a good article on Roots Organic Brewing, the brewery I wrote about back in April. It’s quite a bit more comprehensive than my original note about the brewery. Craig and Jason are currently the whole staff. If you stop in, one of them will pour you a beer (if you find yourself shaking the bartender’s hand, that’s Craig), and if you order a sandwich, one of them will scuttle over to the side … Continue reading →

Chelsea Lane beers

As I wrote over on chuggnutt.com, Chelsea Lane, Bend’s long-standing wine shop, is closing, and they’re selling everything at discount. I managed to pick up four otherwise harder-to-find beers (hard to find here in Central Oregon, anyway) for 15% off: Chimay Ale – okay, this one’s easy to find around here, but it was a good deal Young’s Double Chocolate Stout Wychwood Fiddler’s Elbow Black Sheep Brewery Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale Those last two I’d not … Continue reading →