Monthly Archives: November 2011

Oregon 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 Abyss today: the Brewery is kicking off with celebrations at the Portland Pub and the Bend Pub, which will feature vertical tasting flights of The … Continue reading →

The 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 Ebenezer Scrooge, but relayed in a post about the beers of Christmas past, present and future. What did you drink during Christmas holidays of old, … Continue reading →

Oregon 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 let me know anytime. Deschutes Brewery (Bend): Tomorrow, the 15th, is the official release date for The Abyss, with parties at both the Bend and … Continue reading →

Widmer 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 description: Lemongrass Wheat Ale is brewed with a unique mixture of malts and Muscat grape juice. This brew has a traditional malt backbone, hints of … Continue reading →

Oregon 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 news to share please contact me. Hop Valley Brewing (Springfield) is celebrating 11-11-11 with a new CDA release: “Join us tomorrow night, November 11, at … Continue reading →