The Little Woody, Bend, Oregon

Saturday, the 12th, I attended Bend’s first barrel-aged beer festival, The Little Woody (announcement, beer list). It was held downtown, in the lawn and parking lot of the Deschutes Historical Museum, which turned out to be a decent location—I was there early and by the time I left (3pm), it … Continue reading

The next Session: Eastern Beers

The next Session, #32 for October, has been announced. It’s being hosted by Girl Likes Beer, and the topic is “Eastern Beers“: You are probably wondering what I mean by that. So let me explain. My goal is to try at least one beer of each country that has its … Continue reading

09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

Since today is 09/09/09, the day for the release of Stone Brewing‘s latest Vertical Epic Ale, I cracked open the bottle they sent me this evening to enjoy and review. This is one of those beers where the old notions of style are questioned and tested. (Something increasingly common with … Continue reading

Received: Smashed Pumpkin

FedEx dropped this off tonight: Shipyard Brewing‘s latest in their Pugsley’s Signature Series, Smashed Pumpkin. (I mentioned it previously here.) ‘Tis the start of the season for pumpkin beers, and this one’s a big one: 9% alcohol by volume. I’m anxious to try it—regular readers know that pumpkin beers are … Continue reading

Press Release: Full Sail Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale

Every August brings in a new hop harvest and every year you can find Full Sail brewers travelling to the fields to gather all the hops they can carry to brew their annual celebration of hops- Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale. This year Full Sail focused on two classic Northwest hops, … Continue reading

Beers on tap at The Little Woody

I had previously posted about Bend’s barrel-aged beer festival coming up this Saturday (the 12th), The Little Woody. It’s taking place downtown at the Deschutes Historical Museum lawn from noon until 10pm, and features one or more barrel-aged beers from all of Central Oregon’s microbrewers. I also requested and received … Continue reading

Jubelale (2009) – early

What can I say? This year’s version of Jubelale that I received was staring at me from the fridge, and while I did contemplate letting it go untouched for at least a month, ultimately I had to try at least one bottle. You all knew I would. Yes, it did … Continue reading