Monthly Archives: June 2008

A stop at the Rogue

Coming up in the next day or so: some photos from the Rogue Brewery (and Distillery) over in Newport (Oregon), and some notes about it. Not a full review, though we had dinner at the Public House on the Bayfront; more of a mini-review, I suppose. I’m sure I’ve expressed this before, but if you’re a beer lover on the Oregon Coast then Newport is a good place to be.

Press Release: Redhook Long Hammer IPA Gets a New Look

You may remember that I reviewed Long Hammer IPA from Redhook last year around this time. (Don’t mind the beer, but generally can’t stand the all-Flash website.) This year, the packaging is getting a revamp. Nation’s Most Popular IPA Continues to Lure Fans to the Hop Side Redhook Ale Brewery today announced new packaging for its Long Hammer IPA, the nation’s number-one selling India Pale Ale. With a smooth, clean finish, Long Hammer IPA embraces … Continue reading →

Press Release: Oregon Craft Beer Month Sweepstakes

July is Oregon Craft Beer Month and the Oregon Brewers Guild is partnering with Oregonlive.com for a unique contest to give one local beer enthusiast a complete Oregon Craft Beer Month Prize Package. The contest officially begins today, Friday, June 27th and runs through Sunday, July 13th. Entry is simple, users visit http://www.oregonlive.com/contests/craftbeer and fill out the entry form for a chance to win. The Oregon Craft Beer Month Prize Package is valued at more … Continue reading →

Fermentation Friday: The craziest thing ever brewed with

The final Friday of the month has been designated as "Fermentation Friday" for homebrew beer bloggers—think of it as a companion to The Session (which is the first Friday). This month’s FF is hosted by Travis of CNYBrew.com, and he asks the question: What is the craziest concoction you ever came up with, on the fly or prepped, to brew with? I’ve been rolling that question around in my head for a few days and … Continue reading →

Pumpkinhead Ale

A few months back when we went to John’s Marketplace, I had picked up several pumpkin beers (wishing all the while I’d found them back in time for Pumpkin Beer Week), and Shipyard Brewing‘s Pumpkinhead Ale was one of them. According to their, um, not-very-usable website (there, I said it), this is a "wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor." No mention of actual pumpkin, interestingly, and it’s 4.5% alcohol by volume. Appearance: … Continue reading →