Monthly Archives: March 2010

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 the Dark Lord fast approaching, I started thinking about what beer or beers that I would get up at 4:00 in the morning, drive across … 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 bottle and the story of its acquisition is not a dreadful struggle to have, but it is a struggle nonetheless. When my good friends are … Continue reading →

Press Release: Deschutes Brewery Releases New “Hop in the Dark” Cascadian Dark Ale

New “Black I.P.A.” style beer has been under development for more than one year What takes 22 brews and more than a year of experiments to reach perfection? Deschutes Brewery’s newest Bond Street Series release: Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale (C.D.A.). C.D.A. is a new style of beer that emerged recently in the Pacific Northwest, more widely known as a Black I.P.A. There has been a significant movement and debate in the region … 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 know that Friday’s release party is being held here in Bend, at Brother Jon’s Pub. (I’d completely overlooked this, since I saw the “Moon & … 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) Exit 4 from Flying Fish Brewing Sofie from Goose Island Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Strawberry Cream Ale from Laht Neppur Brewing Coconut Porter … Continue reading →