Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Received: 2 Towns specialty ciders

After a weekend with FedEx (they tried to deliver Friday but missed), these were picked up today: The center “Cellar Series” is La Mûre, a Lambic style blackberry hard cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, which I’m frankly excited to try. According to 2 Towns, “We’ve made a small batch for our Cellar Series that will primarily be available in our tap room.” The other two are Hop & Stalk, their seasonal cider made with Citra hops … Continue reading →

Steens Mountain Brewing in BeerAdvocate Magazine: Extras

This month’s issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine (#112, May 2016) contains an article on Burns, Oregon’s Steens Mountain Brewing Company in their “From the Source” column—written by yours truly. The article is now online here, and I thought I share a few extra “behind the scenes” details that didn’t make it into print. Much of the story had changed from when I first interviewed owner/brewer Richard Roy for the article back in August; it was the … Continue reading →

Latest print column: SMaSH Fest this weekend

My latest beer column for the Bend Bulletin newspaper came out yesterday, about the SMaSH Fest taking place at McMenamins this Saturday. With quotes from Curtis Endicott of Juniper Brewing and Mike White of McMenamins and a bit of a deep dive into SMaSH beers. Enjoy!