Beer IndustryLatest print article: Silver Moon and their Boysen the Wood

My latest print article out in my local paper this week is on Silver Moon Brewing‘s latest limited release: Boysen the Wood, the dual-pack barrel-aged boysenberry Baltic porter. It comes in two barrel flavors: Oregon Spirit Distillers Straight American Whiskey, and Crater Lake Spirits Rye Whiskey. The original intent was … Continue reading

BeersReuben’s Brews 2018 Beer Lineup

Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews has released their 2018 beer schedule, offering up a wide variety of beers between their regular lineup and the various specialties they have planned. Of their four year-round offerings, it’s an interesting spread in styles: IPA, Pilsner, Gose, and Porter. Is it already time to start thinking … Continue reading

BeersStone Brewing’s 2018 Beer Lineup

Southern California’s Stone Brewing released their 2018 beer schedule, and unsurprisingly it’s IPAs almost all the way down, with a few imperial stouts thrown in for good measure. (You probably think I’m being facetious—but I’m not. Aside from Stone Ripper San Diego Pale Ale, and three imperial stouts, literally every … Continue reading

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