ReviewsElysian 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 … Continue reading

NewsOregon 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsHop 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 … Continue reading

NewsOregon 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 … Continue reading

NewsOregon 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesMore about The Ale Apothecary

On Sunday I had the good fortune to meet Paul Arney, former brewer for Deschutes Brewery who is now heading up his own brewing project, The Ale Apothecary, to find out more about his brewing endeavor and receive a test batch bottle of his beer, Sahalie. You may remember that … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: The Abyss (2011)

This came today: The Abyss is officially released on November 15th, three weeks from now. I imagine I’ll be drinking this before then.

NewsOregon Beer News, 10/26/2011

Here’s today’s news in Oregon beer from around the web, email, and so on. If you have a particular bit of news you’d like listed here, contact me and send me the details, and I’ll update this page throughout the day based on that and other tidbits that I find. Belmont … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 10/25/2011

Here is today’s Oregon beer news, items I’ve started curating from around the web, email, and such. If you have a particular bit of news you’d like listed here, contact me and send me the details, and I’ll update this page throughout the day. Cascade Brewing (Portland) has their “Tap … Continue reading

BreweriesBrewers Union Local 180

One of the goals I’d had for quite awhile was to visit the Brewers Union Local 180 brewpub in the mountain town of Oakridge (Oregon), which is only about 100 miles from Bend. Despite the allure of this most unique Oregon brewpub—the only Real Ale, English-style public house in the … Continue reading