Monthly Archives: October 2011

Elysian The Great Pumpkin

Today being Halloween, featuring a pumpkin beer review makes perfect sense—especially one called The Great Pumpkin! No, not that Great Pumpkin—which I’ve embedded a clip of below—but Elysian Brewing‘s Imperial Pumpkin Ale of the same name: an 8.1% alcohol by volume beer that is something like their Night Owl on steroids. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Appearance: … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 10/31/2011

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a great weekend and good beer (any reports on how Night of the Living Ales was?) and will have a safe night tonight. In the meantime, here’s the roundup of beer news from around Oregon today; I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so if you have some news you’d like to share, let me know and it will be added. Two Kilts Brewing (Sherwood): They are featuring … Continue reading →

Hop Trip (2011)

I like the 12-ounce bottles of Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Trip that are out this year (recall that Deschutes sent me three); being able to grab a standard-sized bottled rather than a bomber gives it a more casual air, and I’d rather have a six-pack than a single big bottle or two because with something like this you may not only want to drink just one. As far as I’m concerned Hop Trip is one of … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 10/28/2011

Beer news from around Oregon for today, the 28th (Friday). If you have any Oregon beer-related news you’d like to share, let me know and I’ll update this page (which happens throughout the day). Deschutes Brewery (Bend) has promoted brewers Cam O’Connor (out of the Portland Pub) and Brian Faivre to two newly formed brewmaster positions. From the press release: “Both Brian and Cam have played critical roles for the past several years in the … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 10/27/2011

Here’s today’s roundup of Oregon beer news for the 27th of October. I’ll be periodically updating this list throughout the day as I find out more, and if you have any news to share please feel free to contact me and let me know! MacTarnahan’s Brewing (Portland): Belmont Station is hosting a tasting of Mac’s “Pyramid Thunderhead IPA, Snowcap Winter Ale, and Apricot, Buffalo Bills Alimony Ale and Pumpkin Ale, Mactarnahan’s Ink Blot Baltic Porter … Continue reading →