Theme Week for June

The final full week of June is the 21st through the 25th, and for this month’s Theme Week here at The Brew Site I’m going to be drinking and writing about Summer Ales to welcome in the first (official) week of summer. Of course, many breweries have already released their … Continue reading

Hop Press: The Bend Ale Trail

My article on Hop Press is up today, and the topic is the Bend Ale Trail: Starting on June 1st, you can use the Bend Ale Trail Map and Passport available in the latest Discovery Map of Central Oregon to discover Bend’s 7 breweries – and for extra credit, head … Continue reading

Beer Bloggers Conference!

You may recall a while back I was calling for a Beer Bloggers Conference that sparked some good commentary including some info from the organizer of the Wine Bloggers Conference, indicating they were looking to get a BBC started. Good news! broke the story earlier this month that the … Continue reading

Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

I popped open the bottle of Hop in the Dark this evening, the one that Deschutes Brewery sent me. I’ll pretty much get straight to the review; I’ve already ruminated about the beer at length over a month ago, during CDA Week. It’s 6.5% alcohol by volume. Although one interesting … Continue reading

Hop Press: Beer in Pacific City

My Hop Press article today is titled, “Good beer in unlikely places: Pacific City, Oregon” and reviews a bit of our Memorial Day trip to the Oregon Coast last weekend: specifically, a visit to the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Long-time readers will remember that I’ve reviewed the Pelican before—way back … Continue reading

The Session #40: Session Beer

First Friday of the month means, for beer bloggers, that it’s time for another session of The Session! Each month’s Session is hosted by a fellow blogger who gets to pick the theme and then compiles all of the various blog postings for everyone’s reading enjoyment. This month’s Session is … Continue reading

Deschutes testers

These two rather non-descript bottles are from Deschutes Brewery and arrived today: Fortunately an explanation letter was included in the package: We invite you to fill the difficult role of “Deschutes Brewery Beer Tester.” We know it’s a lot to ask, but we’d love to get your feedback on a … Continue reading

Michelob Ginger Wheat

Michelob‘s latest seasonal, which they sent me last month and is only available in their Spring Sampler Pack, is their Ginger Wheat: a Belgian Wit style of beer spiced with ginger. (Or rather, “natural ginger flavor” according to the label.) Yes, they already have a Belgian Wit style of beer … Continue reading