Monthly Archives: October 2005

Hop Trip

I picked up a 22-ounce bottle of Deschutes Brewery‘s Hop Trip this evening to try it out (I can’t believe I hadn’t blogged about this yet). It’s one of the brewery’s limited edition "Bond Street Brown" series, and it’s notable because it’s brewed with fresh picked hops. Lots of them. It was quite good, and strong on the hops. They’re right there, up front, and stay with you throughout. Not only is it one of … Continue reading →

Beer cheeses

The Pacific Northwest Cheese Project blog has a mouth-watering post on several regional beer cheeses: Rogue Creamery Soba Cheddar (made with Rogue Ales‘ Morimoto Soba Ale) and Windsong Farm’s Hefeweizen Cheddar and Double Trouble IPA Cheddar (made with beer from The Great Bear Brewing Company). I’m going to have to keep my eye out for beer cheeses now, these definitely sound good to me. Barring that, I’ll have to think about doing some cheese tastings … Continue reading →

Jubelale 2005

Ahh, the 2005 Deschutes Brewing Jubelale is out! The theme this year is "an après ski party after a day of skiing on Mt. Bachelor," with a definite vintage look. Here’s this year’s artist: Andrew Sewall, a graphic artist from Pullman, WA drew inspiration from his youth spent in the Sun Valley, ID area. With his background in watercolor, the scenic picture captures the camaraderie and fun of the après ski scene. As always, it’s … Continue reading →

Boston 375 Colonial Ale

You gotta love traditional/historical beers (I do, anyway): here’s a review of Samuel Adams Boston 375 Colonial Ale, on draft only in Boston, that aims to emulate the kind of colonial beer that Sam Adams himself would have brewed. Pouring cloudy and deep-glowing amber, this unfiltered ale immediately imparts a richly sweet aroma, tinged with a pleasing, earthy acridity. The first pull reveals a smooth and viscous beer, almost chewy, that splits the difference between … Continue reading →

Pelican Pub’s GABF award

BeerAdvocate reports on a Great American Beer Festival item that I missed: one of my favorite (though least-visited) brewpubs, the Pelican Pub & Brewery, was awarded Small Brewpub of the Year. For the second time in six years, the Pelican Pub & Brewery was named "Small Brewpub of the Year" at the 24th Annual Great American Beer Festival. Head brewer Darron Welch was named "Brewer of the Year – Small Brewpub". The team from the … Continue reading →