Monthly Archives: October 2011

Oregon Beer News, 10/24/2011

I’ve noticed for awhile now that Dave over at Fermentedly Challenged has been posting mostly-daily “Colorado Beer News” posts that he updates throughout the day and I like the idea behind it—tidbits, not (necessarily) longer stories though these could certainly spawn longer stories—so I thought I’d try running a similar feature here for Oregon beer news along the same lines. So if you have any Oregon beer news you’d like to see posted contact me … Continue reading →

Received: 4 beers from Widmer

Today I received a massive, 16-pound box from Widmer Brothers Brewing out of Portland. Like the last package I received from them, this one is made of reclaimed wood, and filled with packing material made from recycled, shredded coasters. The reason it was so big? There were four beers plus a Widmer snifter inside: The four beers are: Brothers’ Reserve Lemongrass Wheat Ale, a 9% wheat wine brewed with lemongrass and Muscat grapes O’Ryely IPA, … Continue reading →

Elysian, Pumpkin, New School

Terrific pair of articles today at The New School on Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, and an interview with Dick Cantwell, Elysian’s Brewmaster (and “the pumpkin guy”). I’ve been wanting to go to the Pumpkin Beer Fest for years now, and Ezra’s review (with lots of pictures) is the next best thing. And how I’ve been yammering lately about moving beyond the “classic” pumpkin-pie-in-a-glass style pumpkin beer? Check it out: Some of the more … Continue reading →

Uinta Punk’n

Uinta Brewing is a Utah-based brewer that’s popped up on my radar recently—at least under the “Uinta” label. I have a bottle of their barleywine in my fridge (found at the Bier Stein in Eugene) and found their Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale here in Bend this year. (They also apparently brew the “Crooked Line” series of beers that come in the 750ml corked bottles, and the “Four+” line of organice beers—both of which I thought … Continue reading →

Monday linkbait

A number of links that caught my eye recently that, while I might have more to say on them at some point, I thought were at least interesting enough to mention. Are Pumpkin Ales Really All That Divisive?: Alan links to an article at The Atlantic titled, “The Divisive Pumpkin Ale” which broaches this question and himself defends the noble pumpkin. Of course I will always defend the use of pumpkin in a beer (does … Continue reading →