NewsDeschutes Brewery and Bendistillery release second Black Butte Whiskey

Bend’s Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery teamed up once again for the second release of Black Butte Whiskey, their American whiskey made with a wash of Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter. (A “wash” is basically the fermented, unhopped wort that gets distilled.) Bottles will be released next week and available exclusively at … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/30/2017

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, November 30, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/29/2017

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, November 29, 2017. 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: Upslope Christmas Ale

Two cans of Christmas Ale from Colorado’s Upslope Brewing arrived today, and I have to say this is some handsome packaging. I like the minimalist look but that two-tone red reminds me of wrapping paper and candy canes. I’m looking forward to the beer inside the can as well. 8.2% … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/28/2017

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, November 28, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

NewsOregon Beer News, 11/27/2017

Oregon Beer News for Monday, November 27, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesNew Holland Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup

Michigan’s New Holland Brewing released their 2018 beer schedule, the second brewery to have done so (or at least send me the press release). Looks like a nice overall lineup, including a new beer mentioned in the press release: Holland, Michigan based craft brewer and distiller, New Holland Brewing, announces … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: Black beers for Black Friday

I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving holiday, and (if you partake in it) a successful Black Friday shopping excursion as well. My latest print article takes inspiration from “Black” Friday as a beer theme: Try a Bend brewery’s black beer on Black Friday. Yes, it’s a bit gimmicky—the article … Continue reading

BeersCigar City Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup, refreshed logo

Some breweries are starting to release their beer lineup schedules for the new year, so even though it’s earlier than I was posting these at the beginning of this year, I’ll start publishing them now. First up is Florida’s Cigar City Brewing, who not only shared their 2018 beer lineup … Continue reading

Beer IndustryBend beer economics, for charity

A couple of economic items from the last couple of weeks I hadn’t gotten to yet, related to charitable money-raising from Bend’s breweries and beer scene: Deschutes Brewery‘s Street Pub project has raised over $1 million over three years. Street Pub takes place at various cities around the country, and … Continue reading