The SessionThe next Session: The question of dispense

The topic for next month’s Session (#48) has been announced, and is being hosted by Reluctant Scooper: Does dispense matter? The method of beer dispense often raises the hackles of even the most seasoned beer drinker. Some evangilise about living, breathing cask as being the one true way. Others heartily … Continue reading

ReviewsNewcastle DraughtKeg review

Over the weekend I tapped that Newcastle five liter DraughtKeg that was sent to me, and I have my impressions wrapped up in the guise of a review. First off, it presents a somewhat imposing presence in the refrigerator; five liters is equal to 1.32 gallons and with the extra … Continue reading

Theme WeekNext week: Barleywines!

Next week I’m back into the monthly swing of doing a Theme Week and I’ve decided it’s time to go with Barleywine as the Theme for January. Barleywine is one of my favorite styles of beer, and shockingly I haven’t yet made it the topic of a Theme Week—I’ve hosted … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Grand Teton Brewing Company Introduces a New Brew

Persephone Imperial Pilsner is the latest release of Grand Teton Brewing Company’s renowned “Cellar Reserve” program. Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, will celebrate the release of Persephone Imperial Pilsner at their pub in Victor, Idaho on January 29th. This springtime brew, in … Continue reading

BreweriesUpdate to the Bend Brewing/10 Barrel moves

More information about the big 10 Barrel changes I blogged about yesterday: Bend Brewing Company and Tonya Cornett (the head brewer) both posted on Facebook that Cornett is in fact not leaving BBC, but she will also be brewing for 10 Barrel. Here’s what was written: Bend Brewing Company announces … Continue reading

BreweriesBig changes in the Bend brewing scene

The news broke today in Bend’s local alt-weekly The Source and I have to say I’m pretty stunned: Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing will be joining 10 Barrel Brewing later this year, and Deschutes Brewery‘s #2 brewer, Jimmy Seifert, has joined 10 Barrel as well. 10 Barrel partner Garret Wales … Continue reading

ReviewsRaging Bitch

There are a few titles you never really expect to see on certain types of blogs, and I’d classify “Raging Bitch” as one of those. This is the beer sent to me by Flying Dog Brewing, their 20th Anniversary Belgian-style IPA that weighs in at 8.3% alcohol by volume. They … Continue reading

BloggingBend’s horse-drawn beer tour

Of all the ways Bend (Oregon) is becoming known as a beer destination—six breweries active within Bend itself, with three more potentially on the way, among other things—a horse-drawn beer tour is not something that would have made any list of predictions I could have made about what would be … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Hoppy New Beer, Pike Double IPA

The Pike Brewing Company celebrates the New Year with the early release of their Spring seasonal, Pike Double IPA. Originally brewed to commemorate the 1st Annual Seattle Beer Week in May 2009, Pike Double IPA is a reflection of Washington State terroir. Our state is a veritable “hop nirvana”; we … Continue reading

BreweriesWidmer’s W’11 seasonal: KGB Russian Stout!

I posted the press release for this yesterday, but I’m excited for this year’s W’11 Brewmasters’ Release from Widmer: KGB Russian Imperial Stout! This is a beer I’ve heard about from afar, either being a Gasthaus tap-only treat or making appearances at Portland beer festivals that I’ve missed. By all … Continue reading