Monthly Archives: November 2011

Homebrewing 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 “Long Island cheese pumpkin” that is of the same family as the butternut squash. (I’ve seen another source recommending butternut squash as a better source … Continue reading →

Oregon 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 four-course meal paired with Full Sail beers, and each of the courses is a recipe featured in the book. The cost is $30 and the … Continue reading →

Widmer 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 sure that I had, that I started writing the review for the Lemongrass Wheat Ale and was going to reference this review—and naturally couldn’t find … Continue reading →

Oregon 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 things going on today: firstly it’s the release of their collaboration beer with 21st Amendment Brewery, Allies Win the War!, at their Eugene brewery (not … Continue reading →

Oregon 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 that features light hints of cocoa, dark sugar and spice.” Sounds like that would make a great Christmas beer. Bend Brewing (Bend): Tuesday night is … Continue reading →