Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid is a brewing stalwart hailing from the Pacific Northwest with its origins dating back to the mid-80s. Having weathered the many ups-and-downs in the market over the past (nearly) three decades, their beers have remained remarkably consistent and they have a steady stream of seasonal offerings. While a fan going waaay back (their tasty Apricot Ale was one of my ‘gateway’ beers into the craft beer world back in college) it wasn’t until moving … Continue reading →

Bend’s Fermentation Celebration is tonight

Tonight is the 2nd annual Fermentation Celebration taking place here in Bend down in the Old Mill District: a “beer walk” with all 20 of Central Oregon’s breweries represented, as well as the local homebrew club. Each brewery (and the club) will be variously positioned at pouring stations around the shopping district, and people who have the official Silipint and tasting tickets will be able to sample the wide variety of beers that are brewed … Continue reading →

Received: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

This arrived for me yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, their summertime Bond Street Series beer that’s hitting the shelves (and the taps) now. Having already had this on tap at their Pub, I know this is a good beer—at 6.4% abv not too heavy for an IPA and it is, as the name would imply, super juicy and lusciously citrusy. Looking forward to drinking the bottled version.