ReviewsMichelob Honey Wheat

Obviously I wasted no time in trying one of the beers I received in the PR package yesterday: Michelob Honey Wheat was the one. Apparently this one is so new that there’s no reference to it on the Michelob website, nor any general reference on the rest of the web … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: A pair of Michelobs

I received a package today containing two new Michelob seasonal/limited releases: Michelob Honey Wheat and Hop Hound Amber Wheat. Both are new to me—in fact, they’re new to everybody: according to the PR letter with the package, they are both part of a "seasonal wheat beer sampler pack launching nationwide … Continue reading

UncategorizedTop 10

Nothing new to be found here, but an entertaining diversion anyway: Holy Taco posted "10 Beers You Need To Try Before You Die" today, pretty standard stuff but nothing I can really quibble about. Of course, they culled the list from RateBeer, so at least they have reasonably good taste … Continue reading

BreweriesLaughing Buddha must change its name

Laughing Buddha Brewing, a microbrewery based in Seattle that’s been making a splash lately for their Asian-inspired beers like Purple Yam Porter and Mango Weizen, is being forced to change their name—but not because of a religious-type objection like one might expect. No, they received a cease-and-desist from an Australian … Continue reading

ReviewsOregon Beer Week: Maiden Oregon Ale

I wanted to fit at least one actual sesquicentennial-themed beer in to Oregon Beer Week, so I went down to Deschutes Brewery yesterday with a to-go container (a 20-ounce plastic water bottle, basically), hoping to score some of their Oregon 150. Sadly, they were tapped out of that beer, but—lucky!—they … Continue reading

ReviewsOregon Beer Week: Pigskin Pale Ale

Beer Valley Brewing is Oregon’s easternmost brewery, located in Ontario along the Snake River (and the Idaho border). It’s a brewery dedicated to more extreme offerings: the flagship beer is a monster Imperial Stout, and they also brew a year-round barleywine. Neither of those have made to Bend yet, unfortunately. … Continue reading

Theme WeekOregon Beer Week: By the numbers

Just some facts and figures on Oregon’s beer industry, which is always interesting. Most courtesy of the Oregon Brewers Guild. 73 brewing companies operate 96 brewing facilities in Oregon. Portland has 30 breweries within its city limits. That’s about 1 brewery (or brewpub) for every 19,200 people. That’s more than … Continue reading

ReviewsOregon Beer Week: Southern Oregon Pale Ale

Only two and a half years old, Southern Oregon Brewing Company, based in Medford, is one of Oregon’s newest breweries. Until recently, you could only find their beer in select place in, er, Southern Oregon—but since October of last year, they’ve been bottling three of their regulars: Pale Ale, Golden … Continue reading

ReviewsOregon Beer Week: Brown Eyes Ale

Silver Moon Brewing is one of Bend’s newer breweries (though still several years old), and they only began bottling their beers last spring. I never cease to be surprised when a new beer from them shows up—they always appear unannounced—and that held just as true a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading