Monthly Archives: March 2011

Below Grade Brewing approved?

Back in September there was a flurry of new breweries in Bend being announced, and Below Grade was the latest of them. I hadn’t heard much more about them until a note on Twitter today: Excited about walking down the street (6 doors) to fill my growler of beer from my neighbors brew. Just state approved Below Grade brewery. So things are apparently moving forward. I don’t know what kind of timeline that means yet, … Continue reading →

Genesee Beer

I’ve still got a backlog of beer reviews that I may yet get around to posting (even though straight beer reviews simply contribute to the sorry state of beer blogging) but I thought this review would dovetail nicely in with the latest Session regarding regular beer: it hits two of my three markers for “regular beer” because in some parts of the country it’s a canned lager, absolutely “regular,” while for other parts (like Central … Continue reading →

The Session #49: Regular Beer

This month’s Session kicks off the fifth year of “Beer Blogging Friday” originally proposed and started by Stan Hieronymus—and appropriately enough, Stan is once again taking up the hosting mantle (he hosted the very first Session in March 2007). The topic Stan chose for this month is “Regular Beer“: Please write about a regular beer (time to lose the quotation marks). You get to define what that means, but a few possibilities: * It might … Continue reading →

Delayed Session

This will be the first time in what—four years?—that I didn’t publish a Session post on the actual day of The Session. But, there have been extenuating circumstances today (the death of a pet) that kept me from getting anything substantial written. I’ll catch up this weekend with something on the topic of “Regular Beer.”

Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter

This past year at the Great American Beer Festival Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company won a silver medal for her Cherry Baltic Porter, and while it was initially a GABF-only brew, it is now more generally available (though I believe BBC had brewed a Baltic Porter in the past). Last month a bottled version was released (only the third beer BBC has bottled, after Hop Head Imperial IPA and Elk Lake IPA) under the … Continue reading →