Author Archives: Sherri

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 tart, … 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 →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap

What a conference! What a week! First and foremost, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for providing media credentials for both Jon and I for a peek into the world of today’s craft beer brewers, breweries, and industry for the 32nd Annual Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon last week. We had no idea of what to expect, except a number of 11,500 attendees and over 600 exhibitors would descend into our state … Continue reading →

Prepping for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference #cbc15

Jon and I are preparing to attend the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC or #cbc15 from here on out) that officially runs Tuesday through Saturday. We plan on attending under media credentials and trying to cover everything we can, but if you’ve seen the events this week, that’s impossible. I’m not sure how much Internet connection we will have at the hotel or convention center (or frankly, time to stop to post), so posts may … Continue reading →