Received: Widmer Falconer’s IPA

Yesterday I received a package from Widmer containing the latest in their lineup of their Rotator IPA series: Falconer’s IPA. This is a 7% abv beer made with Falconer’s Flight™ hops, which is a proprietary hop developed to honor the late Glen Hay Falconer, an influential Oregon brewer. And Widmer … Continue reading

Portland Beer Week

It was bound to happen: Portland Beer Week! It joins all the other beer weeks that have been popping up across the U.S., and with Eugene Beer Week and Medford Beer Weeks adds to the inevitable rise of Oregon-based beer weeks—along with the upcoming Corvallis Beer Week (via The New … Continue reading

10 Barrel’s brewery groundbreaking

Last Wednesday morning, before leaving town, I stopped over at 10 Barrel Brewing‘s groundbreaking ceremony for their new 50-barrel brewhouse in northeast Bend: they have been experiencing phenomenal growth over the past several years and are needing to expand. The ceremony began (roughly) at 9am, but instead of the traditional … Continue reading

Received: Saranac beers

I was out of town since Wednesday on a family vacation, and when I got home I had a box waiting for me from the Matt Brewing Company, filled with Saranac beers: Saranac Pale Ale, IPA, Pumpkin Ale, and Octoberfest. Obviously the one I’m most interested in is the Pumpkin … Continue reading

The Session Sour Beer round-up

I enjoyed reading The Session contributions this month, I thought it was a successful outing into the world of Sour Beers and I liked the breadth of the posts that came through. In all right now it looks like we have 18 19 contributing sites, though it’s possible I might … Continue reading

The Session #54: Sour Beer

It’s the first Friday of the month so that means it’s time (in the beer blogging world) for The Session: a collaborative beer blogging experience where bloggers around the web write with a common theme in mind, with all of these posts compiled into an inclusive roundup for your reading … Continue reading

Happy IPA Day

I hope you’ve been enjoying IPA’s for International IPA Day—and if so, you can thank Ashley (The Beer Wench) and Ryan (from Karl Strauss) for the idea and organization. The best part? All you have to do to participate is drink an IPA—and if you like, share what you’re drinking … Continue reading

Don’t forget The Session is this Friday

I’m hosting The Session this Friday, and the topic is “Sour Beer“: write anything you like about the topic (reviews, history, brewing notes, whatever), and leave a comment on the original post or let me know on Friday so I can keep track of all the contributions and write up … Continue reading

Jubelale 2011 first look

Deschutes Brewery posted on their Facebook page today the first look at the 2011 bottle artwork for their seasonal Jubelale: Looks like a mittened hand holding a glass of Jubel while the other hand is tossing a snowball casually into the air… getting ready to throw?

BBC ’11 – the next event

With the Oregon Brewers Festival wrapped up, the next big beer event is the Beer Bloggers Conference in Portland in a few weeks. I am happy to report that I am officially signed up, and will definitely be attending! Since I’d last posted about the BBC, the agenda has crystallized … Continue reading