Oregon Beer News, 01/06/2012

Oregon’s Beer News for Friday, January 6, 2012 and the weekend. News in beer from around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more.

Oakshire’s Hellshire II has some infection issues

Oakshire Brewing‘s recent release of Hellshire II—a barrel-aged imperial stout—appears to be dealing with a lactobacillus infection. Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk posted on the Oakshire blog: We regret to inform you that our recently released Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee, Hellshire II, has been found to contain some … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/05/2012

Oregon’s Beer News for Thursday, January 5, 2012. News in beer from around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more.

Oregon Beer News, 01/04/2012

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, the 4th of January. As usual I’ll be curating and posting news items throughout the day, so contact me if  you have something to share that you’d like to see here. Worthy Brewing (Bend): The upcoming brewery and beer garden proposed for Bend’s … Continue reading

Bend’s Abbey Pub changing hands, name

There are changes in store for The Abbey Pub here in Bend: owner Geoff Marlowe has sold Pub to a group that is planning on expanding and adding an even larger beer selection. The announcement was included in the latest emailed draft list: Finally, as some of you know I … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/03/2012

It’s the first “Oregon Beer News” post for 2012 and there’s been some interesting things going on as 2011 closed out and the new year rolled in. I’ll be collecting news and updating this post throughout the day, so if you have something to share please contact me and I’ll … Continue reading

Video and photos of Deschutes wall smashing

Deschutes Brewery is adding a major expansion to their original Bend Public House, and Monday evening they held a “wall smashing ceremony” (akin to a groundbreaking) to celebrate the final weeks of the construction process. The wall smashing took place at 9pm, and people were packing into the Pub for the event well before; I was able to get down there before 8:30 to enjoy a beer (Imperial Bachelor Bitter) and shoot some video of the event, as well as grab some pictures of the new space.

Shawn Kelso IS joining 10 Barrel

It would appear yesterday’s speculation about the future of Barley Brown’s brewer Shawn Kelso was correct, and now the cat is officially out of the bag: Kelso will be joining 10 Barrel Brewing at their upcoming Boise brewpub. Brewpublic has the story, and just a little while ago 10 Barrel … Continue reading

Shawn Kelso is leaving Barley Brown’s

Some interesting news to ring in 2012, as announced on Twitter and Facebook last night by Barley Brown’s owner Tyler Brown: Shawn Kelso, Brewmaster of the Baker City, Oregon brewpub, is leaving. As many of you have heard, Shawn Kelso is leaving Barley Brown’s to take a brewing job at … Continue reading