Three Creeks Brewing vertical tasting of Rudolph’s Imperial Red

I’ve been terribly remiss in posting this (it’s been a long week or two): Three Creeks Brewing over in Sisters (here in Central Oregon) is holding their Rudolph’s Imperial Red vertical tasting tomorrow, Friday the 14th, at the brewery starting at 6pm. They have four year’s worth of Rudolph’s to … Continue reading

Received: Deschutes Red Chair NWPA

It must be Deschutes Brewery week at my house, because in addition to the bottle of Hop Henge I received the other day, yesterday I also received a trio of their Red Chair NWPA (Northwest Pale Ale), another January-release beer (so officially a 2013 beer). I know I always receive … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/13/2012

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 13, 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 13: Wasatch Winterfest

I don’t believe the Beer Advent Calendar has featured a beer from Utah in the past seven years since I started this, so I figured it was high time to rectify that. With Utah’s infamous “3.2” laws it may seem counter-intuitive to find the typically higher-strength winter beers there—but they do exist. … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/12/2012

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, December 12, 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 12: Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12

Today is a special date: 12/12/12, the last such “triple date” notation that can be claimed for this century, so it’s only fitting to pick a special beer brewed just for this day: Stone Brewing’s 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale. And I didn’t select this beer just because of the Vertical … Continue reading

Received: Hop Henge (2013)

In a fortuitous bit of timing, I received this bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Henge Experimental IPA (or Imperial IPA really) yesterday, the same day Hop Henge was officially released at both Pubs: This is the 2013 version, even though it hit a few weeks early, and will be generally … Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery and the Class of ’88

Earlier this year I was chatting with Deschutes Brewery‘s Gary Fish about various beery things, and he had mentioned the “Class of ’88” concept—those breweries along with Deschutes that started in 1988—and how they should all get together to commemorate 25 years of brewing in 2013. At the time, I … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/11/2012

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, December 11, 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!

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 11: Baird Jubilation Ale

One of the goals of this Beer Advent Calendar is to offer up a variety of holiday beers from around the globe, and Japan is one of the countries that has been fairly under-represented in this regard, partially because Christmas in Japan is fairly different than here in the Western … Continue reading