Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sacramento Brewing: Closed

Pacific Brew News broke the news that Sacramento Brewing Company closed abruptly today. Workers and patrons at Sacramento Brewing Company discovered today that Sacramento Brewing Company has officially closed. For us at PBN we’ve come to truly appreciate the beers put out from this location over the past couple of years, under the watchful eye of brewmaster Peter Hoey. The closure comes just a few weeks after Hoey won another GABF medal for the brewery, … Continue reading →

The Abyss Release Party: November 3rd

Deschutes Brewery is kicking off their Abyss Release Parties at their Bend and Portland Pubs on Tuesday, November 3rd. But that’s not all! On their Facebook fan page, they are announcing more here in Bend: The wait is almost over. The Abyss 2009 release party at the Bend pub will be on Tuesday, November 3rd, at 5:30 PM. This will be your chance to purchase the first bottle of the season, try a three year … Continue reading →

This month’s Theme Week

I’m pushing this month’s Theme Week from starting this coming Monday (the 19th) to the following Monday (the 26th), largely because, well, I’m not all that organized. But I’ll also be busy next week, such that trying to write up a Theme Week would mostly suffer anyway, so it all works out. The topic, I think, is going to be Bière de Garde, inspired by this month’s Session article. I was thinking “French Beer” at … Continue reading →

Press Release: Snow in the Gorge? It’s time for Wassail!

Full Sail Brewing Releases Wassail for the Holiday Season In Hood River, every year a few undeniable signs signal when winter is at the doorstep. The cool east winds begin to blow, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams get a white blanket of fresh powder, and the snow report for the backcountry regains its trance-like hold. But most of all, we know it’s winter because the Wassail starts flowing once again. “Brewing Wassail is an annual … Continue reading →

Treblehook Barley Wine

This evening I opened up that bottle of Redhook’s latest Limited Release, Treblehook Barley Wine, their 10.1% alcohol American-style barleywine (as I prefer to spell it), using the snifter glass they also provided in the package. This is a beer that won a Gold medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, and a Silver at this year’s GABF; add that to the fact that the beer is “brewed by hand” and, according to the … Continue reading →