Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Tuesday Tastings: Petit Desay, 1982 Amber Ale, Xocoveza

Here is the latest weekly installment of my Tuesday Tastings series. Like last week, I’ve got notes from a beer from each Pacific Coast state. De Garde Brewing Petit Desay This beer, like De Garde’s Bu Weisse that I reviewed previously, is one of the (new-ish) bottle mainstays of the Tillamook, Oregon wild brewer, a tart Farmhouse-styled ale I picked up at Belmont Station for a very reasonable $4.95 (or something like that). It’s 5% … Continue reading →

The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is back for its 3rd year

Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 the third annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival returns to Saraveza, featuring “more than 70 different beers, artisan cheese, charcuterie and pickles” along with an exclusive festival beer and bottle release from Upright Brewing and more. There will be at least 30 beers on tap at any given time between Saraveza’s taps and their Bad Habit Room around the corner, and there are some insanely great debuts … Continue reading →

Redmond, Oregon’s growing beer scene

Among beer destinations¬†in Oregon, my hometown of Bend receives much of the attention in recent years for a variety of reasons (which I’ve written about here at length and, yes, even written a book on it). Bend dominates the Central Oregon beer landscape in much the same way that it dwarfs the other cities in the region, but there are breweries and good beer in those other communities as well. Sisters has Three Creeks Brewing; … Continue reading →