Deschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

No, this isn’t a review (yet), but a note that Deschutes Brewery is set to release their first bottled Cascadian Dark Ale (also variously known as a “Black IPA”) coming up this May: Hop in the Dark. (And note they are labeling it a “CDA” rather than a Black IPA.) … Continue reading

Press Release: Firestone Walker Presents “Solace”

Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced the upcoming release of a seasonal beer called Solace. This is the brewery’s first bottled release of a seasonal ale. Seasonal beers continue to be one of the hottest beer trends in the United States. Consumers are taking advantage of changing seasonal offerings akin to … Continue reading

Double Mountain 3rd anniversary – today

Double Mountain Brewery is celebrating their 3rd anniversary today with a big party at the Hood River brewery and taproom: they’ve closed off the block in front of the brewery and erected a big tent, and are featuring live music, food and reserve beers all day. Kölsch Alpenbrew India Red … Continue reading

Suggest a new beer for Fort George Brewery

Fort George Brewery over in Astoria, Oregon, is busy this month: not only are they celebrating their third birthday coming up on March 14th, they’re also holding a contest to suggest their next new beer. From their blog: We here at Fort George take being a Public House very seriously. … Continue reading

Session #38 announced

The roundup for Session #37 has been posted (hmm, seems a little sparse; I don’t see mine or several others I remember reading listed there yet…) and the topic for The Session #38 for April has been announced: With Kate the Great Day a recent memory and the day of … Continue reading

The Session #37: When to Drink the Good Stuff

Three years ago this month The Session celebrated its inaugural Friday with the topic of Stouts. This month, The Session’s third birthday, we have an entirely apropos topic: When to drink the good stuff, hosted by The Ferm. Finding a drinking occasion that lives up to the reputation of the … Continue reading

Empire Strikes Back

I’m sure the movie is the first thing you think when you see the title of this post, but in fact it’s the name of the latest limited-release beer from Double Mountain Brewery. In fact they’re holding release parties tomorrow and Friday, and thanks to the Bend Beer Blog I … Continue reading

Oregon Brewers Festival 2010 beers

The beer list for this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival has been posted, and it’s pretty impressive! There are all the usual suspects, of course, but there are a few standouts that caught my eye: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Hibiscus Ginger Beer from Caldera Brewing Dogfish Head (TBA) … Continue reading