Hop Trip (2009)

The season of the fresh hop beers is upon us, and it’s going to be an interesting one, I think. Deschutes Brewery as usual is brewing up a bunch—many of which will be on tap for their Fresh Hop Beer Tasting event later in October—though Hop Trip is their big … Continue reading

Press Release: Full Sail Brewing wins another gold at the GABF

Sometimes two Sessions are better than one! Last year, Full Sail received a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival(r) for Session Premium Lager, and this year, their brand new Session Black Lager won the gold. “Two Session beers and two gold medals – now that is a lovely … Continue reading

Press Release: Oldest Brewhouse in the USA Re-rediscovered

In the 1980s, Burlington, NJ based historian, Henry ‘Doc’ Bisbee and a team of researchers identified an oddly shaped and oddly situated Georgian home along the Delaware River as the late 1600s brewhouse of the first Governor of West Jersey’s home. That information never made it beyond the beloved Bisbee’s … Continue reading

2010 is the last year of Deschutes Cinder Cone Red

The latest media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery was emailed to me today and in it is this eye-opening information (emphasis mine): January 2010: Hop Henge Experimental IPA and Cinder Cone Red. Note: this will be the final batch of Cinder Cone Red and will only be available in the … Continue reading

BrewDog’s Nanny State: 1.1% alcohol

If there’s one thing Scotland-based upstart BrewDog is known for, it’s publicity: they know how to get attention and drive a story, for good or ill. Recently they engendered just such publicity with the release of their Tokyo* (yes, for some reason there’s an asterisk in the name), a monstrous … Continue reading

Received: Widmer Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received a package from Widmer Brewing: the first bottle in their new Limited Release Series, Cherry Oak Doppelbock. This new Limited Release line is going to be Widmer’s twice-a-year treat to beer geeks: The Brothers’ Reserve line gives founders and brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer a chance … Continue reading

Oregon GABF Winners

Today was the awards ceremony for the Great American Beer Festival, and among all the great beers that were judged (some 3300 across 78 categories), a number of Oregon breweries brought home medals. Here’s who won what (alphabetical order): 10 Barrel Brewing (Bend): Bronze for S1NIST0R Black Ale in Category … Continue reading

Canned Beer Week 2: Brewpublic’s Caldera interview

One final nod to Canned Beer Week before I move on to blogging other things (like the Great American Beer Festival, currently underway). Brewpublic (one of the best Oregon beer blogs out there) has an interview up with Jim Mills, the founder and head brewer with Caldera Brewing out of … Continue reading