NewsOregon Beer News, 04/20/2012

Oregon Beer News for Friday, April 20, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

EventsThe Oregon Garden Brewfest is one week from today!

One week from today the Oregon Garden Brewfest kicks off over in Silverton, offering two days of beer tasting at the Grand Hall of the Oregon Garden, including beer from a number of (western) Oregon breweries that you may not have tried yet. I posted the beer list but more … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 04/19/2012

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, April 19, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

ReviewsWidmer Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

When Widmer sent me the two bottles of their new Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, there was an additional detail that was a nice touch: a “note tag” that you could write your tasting notes on when you drink the first bottle, and then tie that tag to the second bottle … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 04/18/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, April 18, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

The SessionThe next Session: the Beer Moment

The next edition of The Session (the 63rd) has been announced, and it’s being hosted by British beer writer Pete Brown. The topic Pete is suggesting is a provocative one: the “Beer Moment.” My approach to beer writing is by no means the only approach, but I write to try … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 04/17/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, April 17, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

ReviewsShock Top Lemon Shandy

The Shock Top division of Anheuser-Busch (one of their “craft” beer arms, very similar to Coors’ Blue Moon arm) has been on a roll lately, cranking out new Shock Top variations beyond their original Belgian-style White variety: earlier this year they introduced “Wheat IPA” which is solidly in the Belgian … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 04/16/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, April 16, 2012. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesThree Creeks “IPAPRIL”

We headed over to Sisters today to visit Three Creeks Brewing for lunch and to partake in their “IPAPRIL” tap takeover: 10 Oregon IPAs available individually or in samples, with a full sampler tray for $15. Of course I went with the full sampler tray! The beers they’re pouring are: … Continue reading