NewsOregon Beer News, 10/31/2016

Oregon Beer News for Monday, October 31, 2016. 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: Savîle Rumtini cocktail drink

This past week I received a bottle of a distinctly non-beer beverage: Savîle Rumtini, a citrus-infused pre-mixed rum cocktail drink. The backstory involves its inventor, hairstylist Dee Tutt, who spent 30 years perfecting this recipe. I’m not exactly sure how this ties into beer, or how (if) it fits into The Brew … Continue reading

BloggingLatest print article: Halloween!

My latest article for the Bend Bulletin’s GO! Magazine came out this week: Beers that will haunt your Halloween. It’s a round-up of (mostly pumpkin-free) Halloween-themed beers—all available locally, of course. I always have fun writing about beers and this holiday. Go check them out and see what you think!

Central Oregon beer news, late October edition

A roundup of some of the recent news and happenings in the Central Oregon beer scene: Three Creeks Brewing, hot on the heels of their gold medal GABF win, announced “the release on draft and in 22 oz bottles of pub favorite Firestorm Red Ale along with the latest beer … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #116, and the next Session

Sad but true: I completely missed this month’s October edition of The Session, the topic of which was (of all things I should have written about!) Goses hosted by Derrick Peterman. #116 was the first Session I missed entirely (though I’ve been late on the deadline before). Be sure to … Continue reading

ReviewsSummer of Cider

Cider has been top of mind this past summer, in part because of PR efforts from companies like 2 Towns Ciderhouse, McMenamins, and Angry Orchard, but also because I think there has just been more visibility with increasing numbers of cider makers and growth of the market. Here in Central … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Two Guinness specialties

Two new specialty beers from Guinness arrived this week: Rye Pale Ale, and Antwerpen Stout. Will be interesting to try these, though I’m more looking forward to the stout.

BloggingLatest print article: IPA!

My latest print article to appear in the Bulletin’s GO! Magazine supplement this past Thursday (still out now) is on IPA: What makes an IPA great? In addition to covering a bit of the style and history of India Pale Ale (very abridged due to space constraints, of course!), I asked … Continue reading

Killer Pumpkin Fest postponed; Elysian Pumpkin in Canby 

The  Brewpublic Killer Pumpkin Festival that was originally scheduled for today at The Green Dragon has been postponed due to the crazy storm weather. (Did you see the tornado in Manzanita yesterday?) Instead it has been moved to Saturday, October 29. Meanwhile the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Roadshow has been making the rounds, … Continue reading