Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bull Ridge Brewpub is brewing beer

Baker City’s second brewery, the Bull Ridge Brewpub that I first blogged about nearly a year ago, is now officially brewing beer! I noticed the updates on their Facebook page (here and here) which read: WE ARE OFFICIAL!!!!! We have been granted the Authority to Operate by the OLCC, and with our other licensing in place, we are officially TODAY a Brewery Public House!! Walter will start brewing next Tuesday in anticipation of our first … Continue reading →

Hop in the Dark (2012)

I will admit it (and I may have said this before): Cascadian Dark Ale is not my favorite style. For me it’s too much of a weird clash of dark, roasty, possibly astringent malt character with the floral, herbal bitterness of the hops—and too often, they’re not brewed well enough to get past this discord. That being said, there are of course examples I like. Turmoil from Barley Brown’s Brewpub is at the top of … Continue reading →

Quick note: Twilight Summer Ale (2012)

A quick note to acknowledge the drinking of the Twilight Summer Ale that was sent to me by Deschutes Brewery, though I didn’t do a formal review of it this year—I figure past reviews from 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 have pretty nailed it. Suffice to say this is (still) a luscious beer, light in body but with a nice toasty malt profile, and juicy, floral-herbal-catty hop character that’s bright and fresh. Super drinkable, super … Continue reading →