NewsOregon Beer News, 08/22/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, August 22, 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!

BreweriesChasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Of the 12(!) fresh hop beers that Deschutes Brewery will be brewing this year, only two are making it to bottles: Hop Trip, which has of course been their go-to fresh hop ale since (at least) 2005, and a new one: Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA. This is replacing last … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/21/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, August 21, 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!

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/20/2012

Oregon Beer News for Monday, August 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!

ReviewsDeschutes Black Butte XXIV

Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte XXIV: their anniversary ale, an Imperial Porter brewed with dates, figs, chocolate nibs, and 25% aged in bourbon barrels. At 11% alcohol by volume, it is essentially a doubled-up version of regular Black Butte Porter with all those fun additions, and this bottle is the one … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/17/2012

Oregon Beer News for Friday, August 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!

EventsNotes and images from the Bend Brewfest

I was able to get down to the Bend Brewfest for a couple of hours last night, and snapped a number of pictures and have a few thoughts as well: As with many fests, the earlier the better: there weren’t many people there when I first got there which makes … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/16/2012

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, August 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!

BreweriesGigantic Brewing

During the Oregon Brewfest weekend we visited one of Portland’s newest breweries, Gigantic Brewing, which has become the darling of the Portland beer scene (since even before they opened officially in April) for their fantastic IPA and the big personalities of the two principals, Ben Love and Van Havig. Interestingly, … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/15/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, August 14, 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!