Press ReleasesPress Release: Michelob at North American Beer Awards

Michelob Brewing takes gold, silver, and bronze More than 1,200 beers vie for medals at the annual celebration of brewing Michelob Brewing Co. is the proud recipient of four medals from the prestigious North American Beer Awards. Michelob Original Lager, Michelob Dunkel Weisse and Michelob AmberBock were recognized by panels … Continue reading

The SessionThe July Session

The roundup for this month’s Session has been posted, and next month’s Session (for July 3rd) has been announced: Will Travel For Beer. If you just wrote or read about the trek to the furthest brew pub in the last round of the Session, and you immediately thought of other … Continue reading

HomebrewingRecipe: San Diego Pale Ale (by way of Bend)

Time for another recipe. This one doesn’t actually have a name yet, but I brewed in the style of an Imperial IPA—also informally known as a San Diego Pale Ale—for my brother, who lives in San Diego and whom we’re visiting later this month. (And taking most of it with … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes 22.5 Proof Bourbon Quadrupel

Read this description: Whiskey and beer have a lot in common. This Belgian Quadruple was aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 2 months. When we pulled it out, we decided it was too good to blend off. So here it is in cask strength and uncarbonated: 7 oz. served … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #28: Think/Drink Globally

Today is the first Friday of June, which means it’s once again “Beer Blogging Friday”—AKA The Session! Beer bloggers from all over collaborate and write about a common topic. The “host” for that month is the person who chose the topic and then compiles a summary of all who participated … Continue reading

BloggingBend beer bits

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a local beer scene roundup here, and I’ve certainly extolled the beer cred of Bend, Oregon, many times before. So let’s take a look. Deschutes Brewery: Coming up on June 20th, they’ve got their annual legendary barrel-aged beer tasting, which for $40 will get … Continue reading

ReviewsTwilight Ale (2009)

I couldn’t stare at the Twilight Ale in the fridge too long before I had to open one—but that gives me a good excuse to write about it. This was one of the three bottles of Twilight that I received from Deschutes Brewery this week and it’s definitely a seasonal … Continue reading

HomebrewingRecipe: Coconut Cream Stout

Back in April I brewed up a coconut cream stout after being inspired both by the version periodically offered by Bend Brewing Company, and our spring break trip to Baker City. It’s drinkable now, and I’ve had a bit and shared a bit, and I have to say, I was … Continue reading