Author Archives: Sherri

2 Towns Cherried Away Cider

Last week we received an email from 2 Towns Ciderhouse regarding their spring release, Cherried Away Cider now in select stores. “Packed with 150 pound of hibiscus blossoms per batch and ripe with sour Montmorency cherry punch, Cherried Away is the prefect accompaniment for sun showers and veggie tarts.” We received complementary bottles to sample and opened one up last week. Light rosey in color with just enough carbonation to taste cherries upfront and finish with … Continue reading →

A peek into 10 Barrel Brewery’s expansion plans

As Jon mentioned on his post earlier in the week, last Thursday evening we ran out the door after getting a text saying to meet a Portland writer in 15 minutes. We figured he was in town for a spur of the moment beer trip, so I tagged along because another friend was in town and we texted her to meet as well. Turns out, Brian was in town for the peek into the big … Continue reading →

McMenamins Hard Blackberry cider

Jon has been receiving periodic offers for growler samples of select McMenamins beers for awhile now. When the notice came in for a sample of their Blackberry Cider, I immediately told him the growlette was mine. 🙂 Having just bought a fresh pint at the pub a few days prior, I waited a bit before filling the growlette provided to us by McMenamins for such a sample. The color is a very dark purple and tastes pretty … Continue reading →

Beer Angels Super Secret Deschutes Barrel Tasting

What a night last night. As part of the Central Oregon Beer Angels, I signed up for their June event for a Deschutes Brewery Barrel Tasting at a super secret location. I’ve been there once before and knew it was going to be a great event tasting beers that are aging and knew I had to attend! Many things were talked about with Barrel Master Ryan Schmiege, but it’s like Fight Club, rule #1, we … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. By 9am we were in our sessions. Mine was “Brewpub food, moving beyond pizza and burgers”. I thought this would be interesting as we dine … Continue reading →