EventsCentral Oregon: Beverages Farm Tour (tomorrow)

It’s a bit of last minute notice, but here in Central Oregon there’s an event taking place Saturday, June 25 (that’s tomorrow!) that might be of interest to beer-minded folks: a Beverages Farm Tour with High Desert EATs (Educational Agriculture Tours). Full details are below, but be aware you will … Continue reading

Reviews2 Towns Ciders: Hop & Stalk and La Mûre

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that it is currently Oregon Cider Week, the fifth annual one in fact, so I decided to write up my reviews of the two ciders sent to me recently by 2 Towns Ciderhouse of Corvallis. Without getting spoilery of the reviews themselves I will say … Continue reading

EventsFermentation Celebration, print article, and more

Today is the fifth annual Fermentation Celebration here in Bend, a unique “walking tour” of Central Oregon’s breweries and cideries that takes place from 4 to 10pm in the Old Mill District. (The Old Mill is the shopping, dining, and arts district located next to the Deschutes River—where the old … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

This came yesterday: From Small Town Brewery, who has been on fire lately with their “Not Your Father’s” products. I will say I’ve had their Root Beer and couldn’t finish a bottle—too sweet and cloying. But I will definitely try this and report on it.

Marketing/PRReceived: 2 Towns Made Marion – in cans

Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse has been on a roll lately, releasing a number of seasonals (for which I have some reviews coming up), rolling out a new package design, and adding to their can line-up. The latest to hit cans is their Made Marion cider, a six-pack of which arrived … Continue reading

EventsJune is anniversary month in Bend

From Facebook Here in Bend, June is to be the big month for brewery anniversaries, with Deschutes Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, and Crux Fermentation Project all celebrating beer birthdays. Here’s a rundown of this month’s anniversary events, starting tomorrow with GoodLife: GoodLife Brewing 5th anniversary – Saturday, June 18 (event page) They’ll be … Continue reading

EventsThe Oregon Garden Brewfest returns for Father’s Day weekend

The 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest returns this Father’s Day weekend, taking place in Silverton at the Oregon Garden from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year they’ve changed things up for the first time: The Brewfest is relocating from its traditional indoor setting out into the forest, … Continue reading

EventsBend: Meet Rob Widmer and drink Hefeweizen June 16

As part of the 30th anniversary of Widmer Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers is touring Oregon with a Hefe camper, hosting pub crawls to celebrate the anniversary, and will be giving away the camper this summer. This Thursday, June 16, they are coming to Bend, and founder/owner Rob Widmer will be here too—so this … Continue reading

EventsPortland Beer Week is jam-packed with events

Portland Beer Week starts this Thursday, June 9, and I’m pretty sure this year has more events than ever—possibly more than any other of the state’s beer weeks (though Medford gives it a run for its money). As with many of these “weeks” it actually runs longer, 11 days, and … Continue reading

BloggingBeer Bloggers Conference 2016: Tampa, Florida

The Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference is just over a month away, taking place July 8 – 10 in Tampa, Florida this year, and yes, there is still time to register if you haven’t yet. And yes, this year we’re participating! (Yes, I’m happy to be going to the BBC once again, … Continue reading