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 … Continue reading

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 … 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, … 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 … 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), … Continue reading

Received from Deschutes Brewery today…

A UPS package arrived from Deschutes Brewery today, containing the two newest bottles that I’ve mentioned to death here lately: Black Butte XX and 20th Anniversary Wit. They’re in the fridge now, though I likely won’t have a chance to drink and review them until next week. But I’m practically … Continue reading

Press Release: Honk. Honk. Announcing Woody’s Return

Yes, another Deschutes press release. I know things have been getting top-heavy with Deschutes items around here, but hey—they’re sending me press releases. You want me to run stuff? Send it on. Deschutes Brewery’s Traveling Beer Barrel Hits the Road Deschutes Brewery proudly announces the triumphant return of its one-of-a-kind, … Continue reading

Press Release: Deschutes Brewery Celebrates 20 Years of Great Beer

I know this sounds pretty much like last month’s press release for the Deschutes 20th anniversary, but it in fact details actual things going on. Deschutes founder and president Gary Fish will be around, too. Incidentally, according to the Brewery’s Now Pouring page, both 20th anniversary highlighted beers—their Wit and … Continue reading

Wheat Beer Week: Crystal Wheat Ale

This is a late entry for Wheat Beer Week, originally intended for last Friday. But I was out of town without internet access so I’m running it today. Another beer from Pyramid Brewing; this Crystal Wheat Ale is fairly recent I think—there’s nothing about it on their website—and according to … Continue reading

Wheat Beer Week: Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat

I picked up the Samuel Adams "Summer Styles Mix Pack" from Costco last week, which includes their Cherry Wheat. This beer has been around awhile but it’s the first time I’ve had it. Their website proclaims: Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® follows the centuries old American tradition of brewing beer with … Continue reading