Press Release: First annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival

A new kind of beer festival kicks off this June outside of one of Portland’s newest breweries, Burnside Brewing. Fruit beers are the red-headed stepchild of craft beer, often overlooked by beer lovers because of preconceptions that they are sweet, boring, or artificially flavored. The first annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival … Continue reading

Medford Beer Week!

Almost immediately after discovering and blogging about Eugene Beer Week, I stumbled across Medford Beer Week: taking place June 12th through 18th in Medford, Oregon. Not as many events registered yet as for Eugene, but they’ve got a bit over a month to add more, and from what I see … Continue reading

Eugene Beer Week?

Why didn’t anyone tell me there was a Eugene Beer Week, and that it’s next week? With a really nice lineup of events, too. Somehow, completely off my radar… I might have to turn in my beer blogging badge… This is the first Oregon-based “Beer Week” that I’ve seen, and … Continue reading

Received: A trio of Twilight Ales

These came yesterday from Deschutes Brewery: Twilight Ale, Deschutes’ seasonal beer for summer, which is on the shelves from May through September. It’s a favorite, though the Central Oregon spring has not been one to put you in the mood for summer (yet). But that’s okay, I always enjoy Twilight.

Deschutes/Boulevard collaboration

The news came out yesterday that Deschutes Brewery and Boulevard Brewing Company will be brewing a collaboration beer; I posted the press release which has the details, but the gist is that they’ll be working together on a “White IPA” (a counterpoint to all those Black IPAs?): it “combines Boulevard’s … Continue reading

Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale

Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale) is nearly off the shelves, that’s how late this review of this year’s release is, but it’s still a fine and tasty beer that I have some notes for. You may recall it was originally sent to me back in late December … Continue reading

What exactly was the fate of Elliot Glacier Brewpub?

Over a year ago I posted about the Elliot Glacier Public House being for sale (located in Parkdale, Oregon); since then I’ve wondered a bit about what became of it, as I hadn’t heard anything about it. More recently, the website appears to be down (although you can still see … Continue reading

Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night is Full Sail Brewing‘s foray into the Cascadian Dark Ale style—also colloquially known as the “Black IPA” or “American Black Ale”—a new addition to their Brewmaster Reserve lineup for 2011. Their site describes it as: New for 2011, this beer is brewed in the Cascadian Dark … Continue reading