ReviewsW’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout

Each year Widmer releases a new, (possibly) experimental beer in their “W” Brewmasters Release series, and this year’s edition was based on a wildly popular beer that (until now) was only available on tap at their Gasthaus Pub: KGB Russian Imperial Stout. I’d never had the KGB, but I’d been … Continue reading

BreweriesCentral Oregon brewery news

Two interesting pieces of brewery news from around Central Oregon for you today: First: The as-yet-to-open Noble Brewing is changing their name to “Good Life Brewing.” Word has it that they were sued—or perhaps only threatened with a lawsuit, I’m not sure—by a California brewery that already claims “Noble” for … Continue reading

BloggingBeers for the Rapture

Just in time for today’s scheduled Rapture™, Lisa Morrison and The New School bring us some beer suggestions to pair with the End Days: End of the World? Drink Up! 5 Beers to Drink During the Rapture

Food & BeerThe Session #51.5: Beer and cheese redux

This month has seen the most interactive and detailed Session to date, as host Jay Brooks chose the subject of cheese (more specifically beer and cheese together) to write about, selecting three types of cheeses to pair with beer and write about the pairings. And then he went the extra … Continue reading

BreweriesBoneyard’s 1-year anniversary

Boneyard Beer here in Bend is celebrating their one-year anniversary this week, with a big Boneyard Birthday Bash this Saturday the 21st: Boneyard Birthday Bash! Boneyard is celebrating year #1! Come get your chug on while enjoying great food from Island Wild and groovin tunes from Truth Hero! Charge is … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Homebrewers Spring Fling

The Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization‘s annual Spring Fling homebrewing competition is coming up in a few weeks, on Saturday, June 4th. It’s the only official BJCP-sanctioned competition in Central Oregon, and COHO does a good job putting this on. The usual competition rules apply: two unlabeled bottles and $6 per … Continue reading

EventsPortland Fruit Beer Fest beer list

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival has a beer lineup now (I posted the press release today), and it’s looking impressive. The full official list is here; here’s the short version: Alameda Brewing: Huckleberry Hound: Imperial IPA “dry-hopped” with huckleberries; ABV: 8.2% IBU’s : 103 Beetje Brewing: Zure Krenten: Farmhouse blend … Continue reading

EventsAmerican Craft Beer Week (2011)

Today is the first day of American Craft Beer Week, the “Mother of all Beer Weeks” celebrating the culture and community of craft beer: …an exciting opportunity for small and independent craft brewers and the community of better beer retailers to feature craft beer in their community. Plus, tens of … Continue reading

HomebrewingHop Press: Brewing peanut butter and jelly beer

Over on my Hop Press blog today, I’m talking about the process of brewing a “Peanut Butter and Jelly Beer”: based on one recently brewed by 10 Barrel that was supposed to taste just like the sandwich (and which I just missed, unfortunately). …thinking of ingredients that taste similar to … Continue reading