Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 2)

For this month’s Session Jay Brooks tasked us to pair beer and cheese, and selected three cheeses (a cheddar, a blue, and a chèvre) to pair with beers and write about. I’m breaking my Session notes into three parts, covering a beer and cheese pairing each, and the first pairing I wrote about was Fort George Brewing’s Vortex IPA with Tillamook Vintage White Cheddar. Besides the cheese suggestions, Jay also posted notes suggesting what styles … Continue reading →

The Session #51: Beer and Cheese Pairing (Part 1)

First Friday of the month among beer bloggers (both dedicated and casual) means it’s time for The Session, the group blogging effort whereupon we all virtually get together and write up a particular topic. Jay Brooks is hosting this month, and he’s chosen a topic and set guidelines to make this probably the most engaging Session yet: Beer and Cheese. Below are three cheeses. I chose ones that I believe are available throughout the U.S. … Continue reading →

Bend Brewing Company releasing Outback X in bottles

Bend Brewing Company‘s slow bottle rollout continues Friday, May 6th, with the first-ever bottled release of their award-winning Outback X. They’re debuting the bottles during First Friday in Bend, where they’re participating with the artist who designed the art for the label: First Friday Artwalk-May 6th! Our Artist in Residence program features Mike Putnam’s work to be displayed upstairs in the brewery. Check out www.mikeputnamphoto.com. His amazing Ponderosa photo was chosen for our Outback X … Continue reading →

Additional Oregon beer events (May); Pelican’s 15th

Following up on my last post; The New School has some additional May beer events, most of which are in Portland, but I’m surprised I missed this one entirely: Pelican Pub & Brewery is celebrating their 15th anniversary this Saturday: Everyone is invited to attend the Pelican’s 15th Anniversary Party May 7th. Doors will open at 5:30pm, with events starting at 6pm.There will be appetizers, live music by Matthew Price, fire dancers performing from 9pm … Continue reading →

Oregon beer calendar for May

A few beer events are taking place across the state this month: This week, through the 8th, is Eugene Beer Week as I previously blogged. They have lots of overall events going on, so check out that site if you’re in the area this week. Eugene also sees the Sasquatch Brew Fest on Saturday the 7th (it’s included in the list of EBW events, anchoring the Week): from noon to 10:30pm at the Hilton Hotel, … Continue reading →