Monthly Archives: February 2013

Three Creeks Brewing’s Outlaw Taps

Three Creeks Brewing over in Sisters has recently added a great feature to their pub: the Outlaw Taps! These are three special taps at the end of the bar (jutting out of a┬áre-purposed barrel top), and brewer Zach Beckwith tells me that “they’ll continually pour barrel aged, vintage and big beers.” They were pouring┬áBourbon Barrel Aged Crosswalk Imperial Porter, and the last of the 2012 vintage of Hoodoo Double Voodoo Imperial IPA as of a … Continue reading →

Bend Brewing Company 18th anniversary

The month of February marks 18 years of brewing beer for Bend Brewing Company, and all month long they’ve been offering up all of their award-winning beers (both on tap and in bottles). Today, Saturday the 23rd, they are celebrating with live music, giveaways, great beer prizes, and more (Facebook event page): We’re celebrating 18 years in business, and we invite you to come celebrate with us. Saturday, February 23rd we will be featuring free … Continue reading →

Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale

It occurs to me that both Widmer and Deschutes are currently releasing sessionable low-alcohol beers named or themed after rivers—in Deschutes case their 4% abv Deschutes River Ale is a true session beer, while Widmer’s Columbia Common Spring Ale is 4.7% abv (not quite a true “session beer” by Lew Bryson’s definition) and though named (at least in part) for the Columbia hops used in the beer, it also shares its name with and bears … Continue reading →