Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Received: Crux [Banished] Better Off Red

I received a package from Crux Fermentation Project over the weekend, containing the latest in their “Banished” series of (barrel-aged) beers: Better Off Red. This is a Flanders-style red ale, 7% abv, described as: Flanders Reds may be called the Burgundies of Belgium, but we age our take on this complex, slightly tart style in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels for nearly a year. A fresh batch will present spicier notes while older versions pick up more … Continue reading →

McMenamins Jam Session ISA

The latest of McMenamins‘ seasonal beers is to go on tap company-wide this Friday, April 11: Jam Session ISA (India Session Ale). It’s a 4.77% abv beer hopped with Chinook, Mosaic, Centennial, and Falconer’s Flight hops, about which the company says: Spring is in full bloom, and its song plays the soundtrack to a beautiful season. Wanting to add our instrument to the collaboration, the McMenamin’s brewers were inspired to produce Jam Session ISA. A … Continue reading →

10 Barrel opening a brewpub in Portland

Earlier today, 10 Barrel Brewing posted on Facebook: BIG NEWS!! We’re stoked to let you know we’re opening a brewpub in Portland late this Summer… it’s go time! This in response to the news that Brewpublic broke two days ago that Portland’s Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant in the Pearl District was closing by the end of the week, and the rumored new tenant was to be 10 Barrel, interested in opening a brewpub. Clearly more … Continue reading →