Monthly Archives: April 2009

Snow Plow

Snow Plow is Widmer’s limited-release winter seasonal beer, a sweet milk stout with an interesting history. It started as a Collaborator project with the Oregon Brew Crew back in 1998 and it was, in fact, the first Collaborator beer Widmer brewed (and subsequently bottled). In 2004, it won the gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the “British Stout” category. Milk stouts are chewier and sweeter than ordinary stouts due to the use … Continue reading →

Portland’s getting another new brewpub: Hobo Brewing

Jeff reports that Portland is getting yet another brewpub soon: Hobo Brewing. Hobo will be a microbrewery in the old sense–3.5 to five barrels. For the moment, Hobo only occupies the bottom floor, but they hope to be able to expand to the second floor in the future. I think I caught them pretty early in the process; they seem to be in full R&D mode, just exploring the types of beer they’ll brew. I … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery Releases Newest Member of Bond Street Series: Red Chair IPA

The newest member of the Deschutes Brewery Bond Street Series is set to debut in mid-May: Red Chair IPA. Like the other beers in the Bond Street Series, Red Chair IPA began at the community Pub on Bond Street in downtown Bend, Oregon. These hop-centric ales are available only on tap and in 22-ounce bottles. The Bond Street series also includes Hop Trip, a fresh hop pale ale, and Hop Henge IPA, an experimental IPA. … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery’s Twilight Ale Brings Summertime Magic

Popular Summer Seasonal back on shelves and on tap The long, warm evenings in Central Oregon once again herald the return of Twilight Ale, Deschutes Brewery’s award-winning summer seasonal. For those whose idea of summer fun is matching the hatch, honing one’s short game, or flying down single-track on the edge of sanity, Twilight Ale will make hanging out next to the Weber and reflecting on these pursuits that much more enjoyable. Twilight Ale is … Continue reading →

Batemans Tops British Categories at World Beer Championships

Batemans Brewery of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, England recently returned to the USA export market with a selection of its flagship brands and has taken top honors and gold medals at the prestigious World Beer Championships. Gold medal winners include, Combined Harvest (91 points), in the Bitter Ale category and XXXB (Triple XB) (90 points) in the British Style Pale Ale category. Conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute, The World Beer Championships, founded in 1994, is America’s … Continue reading →