10 Barrel issues Swill recall

10 Barrel Brewing is issuing a recall on this year’s batch of Swill, their American Radler. They just posted the full explanation on Facebook a few minutes ago: We Are Voluntarily Recalling Swill To our retailers and consumer friends, 10 Barrel Brewing Company is conducting a voluntary recall of Swill in … Continue reading

Portland’s BenFest returns this Thursday

For some reason, Portland, Oregon has a preponderance of brewers named Ben, and for the last several years folks have been celebrating with BenFest, quite possibly the niche-iest beer fest around. BenFest features beers brewed by the various Bens and the Bens themselves, and this year it’s taking place at Imperial … Continue reading

Beer & Cocktails = fun night at Bendistillery

When the Beer Angels sent out an email with upcoming events for July, I knew I had to attend the “Craft Beer Cocktails with Bendistillery” event last week. I am a HUGE fan of Bendistillery’s  Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. After paying the Beer Angel’s small event fee, I was … Continue reading

OBF 27 – beers to watch for

The first day of the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival is done (even though this is the second year they started on a Wednesday, I’m still thinking in terms of starting on Thursday… or I remember starting on a Friday even… yeah, get off my lawn), and it already looks … Continue reading

The 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival

This weeks marks the 27th annual Oregon Brewers Festival, the Ur-Fest of Oregon’s beerfests, which kicks off Wednesday the 23rd and runs through the weekend to end on Sunday, July 27. This is one of those festivals that every beer lover should attend at least once, for this final full … Continue reading

Laht Neppur Ale House, Walla Walla, Washington

Laht Neppur Brewing, located in Waitsburg, Washington, about 21 miles northeast of Walla Walla, set up shop in 2005 and became best known outside of the region for their fruit beers, notably the Peach Hefeweizen and Strawberry Cream Ale. Within the last couple of years they also opened up the Laht … Continue reading

Received: Three seasonal specialties from Deschutes Brewery

I’m a little behind on mentioning these, as I actually received them a week ago (last Thursday the 3rd), hand-delivered in fact (I assume they didn’t want them potentially sitting on hot truck over the long holiday weekend). Three of the latest seasonal/specialty bottle offerings from Deschutes Brewery: In order, … Continue reading

Harvester Brewing must change its name

Portland’s award-winning, all-gluten-free brewery, Harvester Brewing, is changing its name to avoid legal issues raised over the name “Harvester” from a California winery, Hope Family Wines. At heart it’s a trademark dispute; Hope Family Wines has a trademark for the word “Harvester” that applies to “wines” (and only “wines” as near … Continue reading

McMenamins’ 13th annual Roadhouse Brewfest at CPR

Coming up on Saturday, July 19th, McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is hosting their 13th annual Roadhouse Brewfest—and this year for the first time they have invited outside breweries to come pour at the fest (previously it was only CPR and other McMenamins breweries on hand). The Brewfest starts at noon and … Continue reading

The Session #89: Beer in History

I completely missed The Session on Friday because I was distracted by the holiday as well as the book project, but it was on a similar topic to the one we had two Sessions ago: Beer in History, hosted by the Pittsburgh Beer Snob, Bill Kostkas. At many points in … Continue reading