Monthly Archives: May 2011

Central 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 entry, brewed according to BJCP guidelines, you need to fill out the official forms, etc. But COHO has organized a really great Best of Show … Continue reading →

Portland 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 with champagne currants; ABV: 6% Block 15 Brewing: Psidium: Rustic farmhouse ale matured with guava fruit; ABV 6% Breakside Brewing: Mango IPA; ABV: 6.8% IBU: … Continue reading →

American 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 thousands of today’s beer beginners, beer enthusiasts, and hard core beer geeks make time to toast the week. Across the U.S., hundreds of breweries will … Continue reading →

Press Release: Portland Fruit Beer Festival – Beers and Brewery Lineup Announced

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival set to kick off this June 11th and 12th at 7th and E. Burnside has announced the primary 15 beers and breweries that will occupy the main outdoor beer garden with another rare beer list to be announced later. The hand selected brewers and beers represent some of the best of the NW and beyond with the majority being local brewers like Hopworks Urban Brewery and Upright Brewing to neighbors like … Continue reading →

Hop 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 PB&J sandwich. At its base, these would be bread, peanuts, and fruit—the type of fruit you would typically find in a jelly: I’m thinking either … Continue reading →