Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence

Yesterday we were at our friends Paul and Sandi’s for beer, food, and (after the fact) football. Paul had promised a beer that would blow me away, one that I would not expect. I had to write about it (and take pictures), naturally, which I’m always happy to do. I … Continue reading

Beers for Thanksgiving (my pick)

Since Thanksgiving is looming, I’ve seen a few beer posts here and there for what people would pick for their Thanksgiving beers. I figured, what the heck, I’ll throw my hat into that ring too. Coors Original (not Coors Light!): You always have someone who doesn’t (or won’t) drink craft … Continue reading

Shipyard Imperial Porter

Shipyard Brewing‘s Imperial Porter is one of the two limited edition beers being offered under their Pugsley’s Signature Series. Here’s their own description: Imperial Porter is a full bodied, very dark, malty beer with a good roasted character coming from the Crystal, Chocolate and Black Patent Malts used in the … Continue reading

Press Release: Admiral’s Ale voted best bottled beer in the World

St Austell Brewery’s Admiral’s Ale has won the ultimate accolade after being voted the best packaged beer in the world. Admiral’s Ale scooped the top award at the International Beer Challenge – held in association with Off Licence News – coming in at number one in their list of the … Continue reading

Bend Brewing bottling HopHead this week

Bend Brewing Company has posted on their website that they’re bottling their HopHead Imperial IPA for release this Friday, November 28th. Needless to say, this is a pretty limited release and while it might not be up to Abyss proportions, I expect they will sell out fairly quickly. HopHead, you … Continue reading

Received: A pair of Shipyard exclusives

Last week a package arrived from Shipyard Brewing, containing these: Those are the two beers in the Pugsley’s Signature Series of beers being offered by Shipyard: Barley Wine and Imperial Porter. You can read more about them from their blog: Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master … Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Week: Inversion IPA

I first reviewed Inversion IPA two years ago, not long after it first came out. I quite liked it then, and I like it even better now. I chalk that up not only to it being an excellent beer, but to the fact that Deschutes really put some effort into … Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Week: Bachelor ESB

Deschutes’ Bachelor ESB is another of their standard beers that, like Cascade Ale, is often overlooked in favor of their higher-profile beers—but is, in fact, one of their most award-winning offerings. At 5.3%, this is actually a bit stronger than the more popular Mirror Pond Pale Ale. This is a … Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Week: Variety is the spice of life

One of the things that impresses me about Deschutes Brewery is the sheer number of varieties of beer they offer—not just the specials, but for the standard lineup as well. There’s a beer for almost any mood or occasion. Want a light lawnmower beer? Cascade Ale. American Amber? Green Lakes … Continue reading