NewsOregon Beer News, 11/15/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Tuesday the 15th of November. I’ll be updating throughout the day so if there’s any news I’m not already covering please contact me and I can get it out there. The big news is of course the release of Deschutes Brewery‘s The … Continue reading

The SessionThe next Session: A Christmas Carol

Next month’s Session topic has been announced, and being the month of December it’s the perfect topic: “A Christmas Carol.” Host Phil Hardy of Beersay invites us to write about Christmas beers with a Dickensian twist: The idea for me was based loosely around the visits of three ghosts to … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/14/2011

Happy Monday! This week looks to be a “release week” of which the best-known (and arguably biggest) release is the Abyss tomorrow. Let’s see what else is going on around the state; I’ll be updating this post throughout the day and if you have any news to share you can … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer Lemongrass Wheat Ale

Of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I already drank (and just recently reviewed) the O’Ryely IPA and had been eyeing the Lemongrass Wheat Ale, Widmer’s latest addition (#5) to their Brothers Reserve series of limited releases. I was most intrigued with this one, because of Widmer’s … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/11/2011

Happy 11/11/11 and Veteran’s Day! If you know anyone that has served in the Armed Forces buy them a beer today. In the meantime, here’s the beer news for Oregon for today and going into this weekend. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day, if you have any beer … Continue reading

HomebrewingHomebrewing pumpkin tips

Via my Google News alerts, I found this article that offers tips for homebrewing with pumpkin. Nothing too earth-shaking, but I thought it was interesting and there are a couple of points of note: The author recommends “small cheese pumpkins” as the best variety to use: a variety also called … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/10/2011

Here’s today’s beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, November 10th. Have any news to share? Let me know. I’ll be collecting and updating throughout the day. Full Sail Brewing (Hood River) is featuring a Brewmaster Dinner tonight featuring recipes from the cookbook Dishing Up Oregon by Ashley Gartland: a … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer O’Ryely IPA

It’s an odd thing: of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I drank the O’Ryely IPA (latest in their Rotator IPA series) about a week afterwards and was sure that I had written up the review of it here. Apparently, I had not, but I was so … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/09/2011

Today’s Oregon beer news starts out with collaborations—no less than three different collaboration beers are either being release or in the works. Exciting! I’ll be updating with additional news throughout the day, so please feel free to send me any items of interest. Ninkasi Brewing (Eugene) has a couple of … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/08/2011

Tuesday’s Oregon beer news days seem to be shaping up to be a bit slow. I’ll be updating throughout the day and if you know of anything to share, pass it along. Cascade Brewing (Portland): Their Tap-it Tuesday special at 6pm is “Cocoa Gingersnap, a blend of five different beers … Continue reading