Monthly Archives: January 2011

Big 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 confirmed that the Bend brewery… has hired Tonya Cornett from Bend Brewing Company (BBC). Cornett, who was recognized as the small brewpub brew master of … Continue reading →

Raging 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 say: Bitches come in a variety of forms, but there’s never been something as sassy as Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Belgian IPA. An American IPA … Continue reading →

Bend’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 next. If you’re driving in downtown Bend and suddenly feel like you’re in a certain brand’s beer commercial, don’t worry, you’re not seeing things — … Continue reading →

Press 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 are the World’s second largest hop producer. In 1991, Pike was among the first breweries in America to brew an India Pale Ale. Hopped at … Continue reading →

Widmer’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 accounts it’s quite good. So I’m excited to see KGB getting the “W” treatment, but that’s not all—most breweries these days releasing a 9.3% ABV … Continue reading →