Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Oregon Brewers Festival beer picks (2011)

Looking over the expanded list of beers I published last week for the Oregon Brewers Festival, there are always a bunch that stand out and make it onto my “must try” list. I don’t know how good they will be, but I guarantee they will be interesting; I don’t know in past years that I’ve ever stuck to my own list 100%, but even so, here are my picks. (Also interesting to note that aside … Continue reading →

GoodLife Brewing

We’ve been to GoodLife Brewing a number of times now, so I feel like I’m past due to write up a review (and missed being the first: the Bend Oregon Beer blog beat me to it with a short post a couple of weeks ago). GoodLife is Bend’s newest brewery (actually Below Grade Brewing “opened” after they did, but GoodLife has the newest physical location), originally slated to be called Noble Brewing, and is located … Continue reading →

Deschutes/Boulevard collaboration release parties

This week Deschutes Brewery and Boulevard Brewing are introducing their collaboration ale—dubbed by Deschutes as Conflux No. 2—in a pair of release parties this week in Bend and Portland at their respective pubs. Tomorrow, the 26th, in fact, both running from 5 until 9pm. You might remember this beer as the White IPA that marries Boulevard’s experience with Belgian-style Witbiers with Deschutes’ experience with hops and Pacific Northwest ales. As part of the release party … Continue reading →

Announcing: The Session for August: Sour Beer

For the upcoming August edition of The Session I once again have the honor of hosting duties—something I haven’t done since way back in February of 2008 when I selected the topic of Barleywines to write about. And this is a bit of a late announcement, I know; for this August Session I was thinking I wanted to come back around to a good old-fashioned beer tasting and review but it took me forever to … Continue reading →

Oregon Brewfest list of beers

The list of beers for the Oregon Brewers Festival is published, and this year the Fest is pouring 85 different beers throughout the four-day event. (That’s not even counting the Buzz Tent beers!) The list was also sent out with details and descriptions (written by Gary Corbin) in a media release, so I’m running those here in an easy-to-scan format. They’re presented in alphabetical order by brewery name, and I’ve included the ABV and IBUs … Continue reading →