NewsOregon Beer News, 09/18/2013

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, September 18, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

The SessionThe next Session: Bubbly

No, no champagne or other sparkly carbonation: Derek Harrison of It’s Not Just the Alcohol Talking is hosting the next Session for October, and he’s asking, Is Craft Beer a bubble? It’s a good time to be in the craft beer industry. The big brewers are watching their market share get … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 09/17/2013

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

ReviewsEnd of Summer Beer Extravaganza (this past Saturday)

This past Saturday our friends Paul and Sandi held what has become their annual event, the “End of Summer Beer Extravaganza”—basically a bunch of us get together and drink some great beers, eat good food, and even (this year) had a Mario Cart race-off. In addition to myself and my … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 09/16/2013

Oregon Beer News for Monday, September 16, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesDetails on RiverBend Brewing, opening soon in Bend

2013 is seeing the same flurry of new breweries and announcements in Central Oregon that we saw a few years ago when the last wave (GoodLife, Brew Werks, Below Grade, Phat Matt’s) was established. This time around it’s been Rate Hole (early on), Oblivion Brewing, North Rim, Juniper, Bridge 99, … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 09/13/2013

Oregon Beer News for Friday, September 13, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

ReviewsMcMenamins Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale

Yesterday I wrote that I’d received a free growler of McMenamins’ Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale, the one brewed here in Bend at the Old St. Francis School, and that it’s my first fresh hop beer of the season. The usual disclaimers apply: it’s received as an unsolicited PR item with … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 09/12/2013

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, September 12, 2013. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Marketing/PRReceived: Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale

Today I picked up a growler of McMenamins’ Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale from the Old St. Francis School here in Bend, which the folks at McMenamins were kind enough to give me in advance of its Friday release. I’ll have more of a writeup/review in the day next or two, but … Continue reading