Monthly Archives: February 2008

Portland for the weekend

That’s right, we’re heading up to Beervana for the long weekend. Mostly just a relaxing trip, we’ll be doing some shopping and some kid-related things, but I imagine there will be a couple of beer-related things going on. We’ll definitely be going to John’s Marketplace, for instance (with a real camera, this time!), and there’s likely at least one brewery/brewpub visit somewhere in there. I’m thinking I’d like to visit at least one of: Green … Continue reading →

Quick note: Coconut Cream Stout (Bend Brewing)

One of my local breweries, Bend Brewing Company, currently has a Coconut Cream Stout on tap. On Nitro tap, no less. After work today I stopped in and tried it. For something I wasn’t sure about—I’ve never had a coconut beer of any kind before—it’s quite good. The coconut comes through strong right up front and seems to bring out a creamy chocolate texture to the stout. It’s not the cloying sweetness of shredded, packaged … Continue reading →

Roots Island Red

It’s not too often I see beers from Roots Organic Brewing around here, so when I saw their Island Red in the bottle (around Christmastime, this was), I was sure to pick it up. Roots is out of Portland, and generally earn good buzz. I had trouble coming up with a style for Island Red, and here’s why: We call this a RED stout. Very full bodied complex ale brewed with a good amount of … Continue reading →

Press Release: Reunion Beer Brewed in Memory of Friend

100 Percent of Profits Donated To Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) Calling it a beer for hope and in honor of the passing of a long time friend, SBS Imports will once again offer its specially crafted Reunion Beer. Reunion Beer is the inspiration and collaboration of Alan Shapiro, president of SBS Imports, Pete Slosberg, creator of Pete’s Wicked Ale™, and Virginia MacLean, long time friend and colleague, as a way to … Continue reading →

Press Release: Port Brewing Taking a Ride on Russian River

Russian River Brewing to distribute Port Brewing/Lost Abbey beers in Northern California Port Brewing announced today that Russian River Brewing Company will distribute Port’s beers in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California regions. Under the agreement Russian River will provide Port’s full range of products, including the much heralded Lost Abbey labels, to Russian River draft and bottle accounts. "We’re very excited about this agreement," said Port Brewing director of brewery operations Tomme Arthur. … Continue reading →