Monthly Archives: March 2010

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.) Here are their notes about it: Available May – September 2010 Bond Street Series (22-ounce bottles and draft) What takes 22 brews and more than … 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 vintages in the wine industry. “Seasonal beers are in high demand right now and we wanted to provide Firestone lover’s with our take on a … Continue reading →

Press Release: Grand Teton Brewing Company Wins Three More Awards at the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships

Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional brews, has been recognized three more times by the United States Beer Tasting Championships (USBTC). Sheep Eater Scotch Ale, the most recent release from GTBC’s renowned Cellar Reserve Series, was recognized as Best of the Northwest/Pacific in the Scottish-Style Ale category. Sheep Eater was brewed with black roasted barley and peat-smoked malt. It was gently hopped, fermented cool and aged cold for weeks for … 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 Ale Hop Lava Black Irish Stout (on nitro) Porter A-Go-Go Imperial Chaos Imperial Stout Nitro Pale (on nitro) Empire Strikes Back All-English IPA Devil’s Kriek … 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. It has been because of our great customers that we have been able to grow and better our business and for that, we would like … Continue reading →