ReviewsCDA Week: Oakshire O’Dark:30

Oakshire Brewing over in Eugene (Oregon) is one of those breweries that has come out of nowhere over the past year or two and has been taking the Oregon beer scene by storm. They won the silver medal at this past year’s GABF in the coffee flavored beer category for … Continue reading

Theme WeekCDA Week: Deschutes Hop in the Dark

Deschutes Brewery is soon to be releasing their own Cascadian Dark Ale soon (in May): Hop in the Dark. I previously posted about it back in March. “We’ve brewed 22 batches of this beer at both our Bend and Portland pubs, experimenting on our customers as we perfected the recipe,” … Continue reading

ReviewsCDA Week: HUB Secession Black IPA

Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland released their own interpretation of the Cascadian Dark Ale this year: Secession Black IPA. Like all of HUB’s beers, it’s brewed with all organic ingredients. It’s 6.5% alcohol by volume and I have to say, I really like the silkscreened label design they have for … Continue reading

Theme WeekCDA Week: The style, the name

So some of you might be wondering, “Just what is this ‘Cascadian Dark Ale’ anyway?” Well, there’s a couple of ways to answer this. First, let’s get an overview of the style… although that gets into the name issue as well. In a soundbite, the style is a “Black IPA” … Continue reading

ReviewsCDA Week: Three Creeks 8 Second IBA (mini review)

This past weekend, we traveled over to Sisters to have lunch at Three Creeks Brewing and thinking of CDA Week, one of the beers I ordered was the 8 Second IBA (India Black Ale). This was one of their first beers on tap when they opened (and was the first … Continue reading

ReviewsCDA Week: W’10 Pitch Black IPA

Widmer pitched their hat into the Cascadian Dark Ale arena this year with their W’10 Pitch Black IPA (this year’s Brewmasters’ Release). Somewhat confusingly, they gave the beer the “Black IPA” moniker but give credit to the Cascadian Dark style on their page for the W series: Pitch Black IPA … Continue reading

Theme WeekCascadian Dark Ale (CDA) Week

Welcome to Theme Week for April 2010! For this week I decided to focus on the (somewhat disputed) new beer style of Cascadian Dark Ale—although if you find that name confusing, then it’s entirely possible you’ve heard the alternative name of Black IPA, or even India Black Ale. And if … Continue reading