BreweriesCelebrate some Bend beer anniversaries today

This weekend is a good one for Bend brewery anniversaries, as three of our locals are celebrating a collective 31 years in business. Deschutes Brewery celebrated their 26th anniversary yesterday, but you can still head down and enjoy their Black Butte XXVI (brewed with chocolate and cranberries this year) on … Continue reading

BreweriesWalla Walla’s small but growing brewing scene

We spent the past weekend in Walla Walla, Washington, hitting up wineries and partaking in a bit of the Celebrate Walla Walla Wine event they have every year (this year’s theme was Syrah). Though Walla Walla for about three decades now has been known for its wine, there is a … Continue reading

EventsThe 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival

I’ve said it before, this time of year is beer festival season in Oregon, and this weekend is one of the big ones: the North American Organic Brewers Festival taking place in Portland from Thursday the 26th through Sunday the 29th. Two of Portland’s beloved industries – organic beer and sustainability … Continue reading

EventsThe first Eastern Oregon Beer Festival, Saturday the 21st

The first-ever Eastern Oregon Beer Festival is coming up next weekend, on Saturday, June 21st, taking place in La Grande at the Union County Fairgrounds. As you’d expect there’s a good number of Eastern Oregon breweries represented, as well as some debut out-of-state ones. From their press release: Sponsored by La … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing Oregon Honey Beer

The latest seasonal offering from Portland Brewing came for me today from the brewery: Oregon Honey Beer. This is a beer that had been out of rotation for awhile (I believe since 2009); it’s 4.8% abv and brewed with 2-row malt and Oregon honey. Being their summer seasonal, it will … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #88: Traditional Beer Mixes

The first Friday of the month means it’s time again for beer bloggers to participate in The Session, a monthly group exercise where everyone writes about a common theme or topic. This month our theme comes from Boak and Bailey who provide us a most interesting suggestion: Traditional Beer Mixes. The … Continue reading

ReviewsReview: 4 beers from Portland Brewing

I haven’t done many beer reviews of late, partially because of the book and partially because I’ve simply fallen behind and haven’t written as many straight-up reviews as I used to. So, I’m killing four birds with one stone here, offering up my notes on the beers that come in … Continue reading

EventsThe Portland Fruit Beer Festival is this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival is again taking place in the parking lot of Burnside Brewing, and is featuring an amazing taplist of fruit beers of all stripes. You can buy tickets in advance here, and this year they’ve also added a … Continue reading