Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Style Lager

The Nova Scotia Style Lager was the first of the Alexander Keith’s beers I opened after the virtual tasting a couple of weeks ago. If you recall, the three AK beers available in the U.S. are brewed by Anheuser-Busch in New York, even though the brewery itself hails from Canada. Of this Lager, they say: This lager has a deep amber color and orange highlights that promise a delicious drinking experience. Brewed with noble hops … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewers Festival next month

It’s just a bit over a month away until this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, and I’m starting to get excited for it: this will be the first time in a few years that I’ll be able to make it to Portland to attend the Fest. It’s taking place July 28th through the 31st (Thursday through Sunday) at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, as always. This year they are claiming 85 beers on tap, and of course … Continue reading →

The next Session: Redemption

The next Session—number 53—has been announced for July, and it comes to us from the Beer Briefing blog: Beer Redemption. No, not that Redemption, but one I’m sure we’re all familiar with nonetheless: One thing about drinking a lot of beer is that occasionally you’re going to have a bad one. Perhaps it was infected or spoiled by light. Perhaps the brewer or brewery was new and still working out the kinks on a particular … Continue reading →

Bull Ridge Brewpub: A new brewery for Baker City

A beer news post over on The New School yesterday talks about a new brewery slated for Eastern Oregon’s Baker City, the Bull Ridge Brewpub. A new 3-part business plan has just been recommended for approval by the OLCC in Baker City, OR (also home of Barley Browns). The Bull Ridge Brewpub will have an outdoor and sports theme and will first open with guest taps from other parts of Eastern Oregon, such as Pendleton. … Continue reading →

More on Larry Sidor’s plans

Right on the heels of the news that Brewmaster Larry Sidor is leaving Deschutes Brewery at the end of this year, The Daily Pull today publishes some additional information: Just days after the announcement that brewmaster Larry Sidor will be leaving Deschutes Brewery, Portland Business Journal reports that “Sidor and two business partners, including tbd advertising founder Paul Evers, have raised $1.1 million for a company called 856 Brewing Co. LLC.” A couple interesting points … Continue reading →