Audacious Apricot Ale

One of the Pyramid brews that I received was their Audacious Apricot Ale (previously their Apricot Weizen, and before that, simply Apricot Ale), one that I’ve waxed nostalgic about on several occasions, but not that I’ve ever formally reviewed. This isn’t a “formal” review either, like my usual ones, but … Continue reading

Post-Spring break

We got back Friday late from our spring break trip: South Lake Tahoe. (About 8.5 hours of driving to/from Bend.) This weekend has mostly been about vegging (or “decompressing” to make it sound more important) but I did get a Hop Press post written: about the small-ish beer scene in … Continue reading

Press Release: North American Organic Brewers Festival

North American Organic Brewers Festival Looks to Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time More than 15,000 beer lovers will converge upon Portland this summer to take part in the world’s largest all organic beer festival. The sixth annual North American Organic Brewers Festival (NAOBF) will take place June … Continue reading

Highland Ambush

Highland Ambush is a Scotch Ale in BridgePort Brewing‘s “Big Brews” series, and one with a bit of a history: BridgePort first brewed it back in the 1980s as an homage to then-pub manager Stuart Ramsay. BridgePort resurrected the beer December of last year, and added the twist of partially … Continue reading


The first day of spring was pretty nice here in Central Oregon today: it got up to somewhere around 70 degrees I think. Good day for a beer, but an even nicer day for hops: My hops are starting to sprout—today’s the first day I noticed them and some of … Continue reading

Press Release: Karl Strauss Comes of Age with 21st Anniversary Ale

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is turning the big 2-1 and celebrating with an innovative beer to showcase its maturing palate. When the company first opened its doors in 1989, craft beers were the exception, not the norm. Today, tastes have evolved and beer enthusiasts now seek out bold and inventive … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Homebrewed Coconut Cream Stout. Hope you’re all drinking something equally delicious.