BeersLeft Hand Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup

Left Hand Brewing out of Colorado released their 2018 beer schedule, and they have a lot going on! Ten year-round beers, led by their Milk Stout, eight seasonals, and ten limited-edition beers are all on the slate for 2018, which is also the year of their 25th anniversary. If I’m … Continue reading

NewsDeschutes Brewery and Bendistillery release second Black Butte Whiskey

Bend’s Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery teamed up once again for the second release of Black Butte Whiskey, their American whiskey made with a wash of Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter. (A “wash” is basically the fermented, unhopped wort that gets distilled.) Bottles will be released next week and available exclusively at … Continue reading

BreweriesNew Holland Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup

Michigan’s New Holland Brewing released their 2018 beer schedule, the second brewery to have done so (or at least send me the press release). Looks like a nice overall lineup, including a new beer mentioned in the press release: Holland, Michigan based craft brewer and distiller, New Holland Brewing, announces … Continue reading

BeersCigar City Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup, refreshed logo

Some breweries are starting to release their beer lineup schedules for the new year, so even though it’s earlier than I was posting these at the beginning of this year, I’ll start publishing them now. First up is Florida’s Cigar City Brewing, who not only shared their 2018 beer lineup … Continue reading

Beer IndustryBend beer economics, for charity

A couple of economic items from the last couple of weeks I hadn’t gotten to yet, related to charitable money-raising from Bend’s breweries and beer scene: Deschutes Brewery‘s Street Pub project has raised over $1 million over three years. Street Pub takes place at various cities around the country, and … Continue reading

BreweriesLompoc Brewing’s Hedge House to close

Surprising news from Lompoc Brewing on Sunday, announcing the closure of their Hedge House Pub on southeast Division Street in Portland. The last day will be Tuesday, November 28. Here’s the statement from owner Jerry Fechter from the press release: “We’d like to thank our staff, customers, friends, family, and … Continue reading

BeersWild Ride Brewing releases ALS research benefit lager

Wild Ride Brewing of Redmond, Oregon, is releasing a special beer that will raise money for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) this week, an amber lager named Brenna A. This is named after a fishing vessel, from the Discovery televion show Deadliest Catch, captained by Captain Sean Dwyer. Here is the content … Continue reading

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