Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Received: 2 Towns, 1 Book

Two different press/media arrivals last week: The Book of Dangerous Cocktails, and the imperial winter/holiday cider Nice & Naughty from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Not sure if there’s a theme. I will note neither of these things have much to do with beer directly; a quick check of the index of the book only showed two beer-related recipes, though there’s a significant focus on marijuana-infused drinks.

Bend’s Pine Tavern PT81 Beerfest Challenge (the return)

The Pine Tavern‘s annual Beerfest Challenge returns again this year, the PT81 (last year was PT80, celebrating the 2016 80th anniversary of the restaurant), taking place on Tuesday, September 27th. Like last year, I am returning as head judge to help pick the winning beer that the Pine Tavern will feature always on tap for the following year. And there is of course a People’s Choice award once again too. Last year’s event was a … Continue reading →

Received: 2 Towns Hollow Jack Pumpkin Cider

The latest seasonal limited cider creation from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Their new Hollow Jack pumpkin cider, made with both pumpkins and sweet potatoes (as well as spices).

Received: Three Deschutes beers for Fall

Three beers from Deschutes Brewery arrived today, all seasonally appropriate: Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA, the latest Armory XPA variant, and Sagefight Imperial IPA. I already have some opinions and comments about two of these, but I’ll save those for a review…

Latest print article and The Little Woody

My latest print article for the Bend Bulletin is out this week, and it’s on the region’s best beer festival: The Little Woody, which is taking place today. You’ll want to check out the article, and then go to the Woody, of course.