BreweriesCongrats to Oregon’s winners at the 2017 GABF

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony took place today, announcing the winners of a competition that has a rather amazing set of logisitics behind it for a beer judging event: First off, huge congratulations to all of the winners this year: to be able to stand out among nearly … Continue reading

BeersDeschutes Brewery releases 30th edition of Jubelale

Deschutes Brewery this morning issued the press release announcing this year’s release of their winter ale, Jubelale—and this year happens to be the 30th release of this beer. First released in 1988, “Jubel-Ale” was hand-bottled in 750ml champagne bottles, and it has returned every year since. (Check out below for … Continue reading

BreweriesSilver Moon Brewing pub re-opens next week

Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing closed their downtown pub back in May for much-needed renovations. The original plan was to be complete and open again in June, but as is often the case with big construction projects, it strung out through the summer. Then end is here now! They were hoping … Continue reading

Beer IndustryHop trippin’

Sorry for no news post today; I had the opportunity to ride over with someone from Deschutes Brewery to Goschie Farms to pick up 50 pounds of fresh hops for a specialty beer being released in a bit over a month. That necessitated leaving at 7am for the two-and-a-half hour … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Brewery brings home medals from the World Beer Awards

The World Beer Awards judging for 2017 just wrapped up and results have been posted online (PDF), and Bend’s own Deschutes Brewery brought home a number of medals that they are (rightfully) pretty pleased about. The brewery issued a press release today summarizing their results: Deschutes Brewery beers took center stage … Continue reading

BreweriesTwo Oregon brewery closures: Juniper Brewing, Plough Monday

With over 5,300 breweries currently active in the United States (and I seem to recall seeing that number quoted as 5,700 recently), it’s unfortunate but a fact of business that not all of them will be successful. Official word came down this month that two of Oregon’s smaller breweries, Juniper … Continue reading

Beer IndustryThe beer scene in Bandon, Oregon

Over Memorial Day weekend we took a family trip down the southern Oregon Coast to Bandon, a small town of about 3,000 on the Coquille River 24 miles south of Coos Bay. It wasn’t ostensibly a beer trip, but naturally opportunities to explore a bit of the beer scene presented itself. … Continue reading