StylesLatest print article: Goses, with Silver Moon Brewing

My latest print article for the Bulletin is out—Bend brewers go for the gose, featuring Silver Moon Brewing’s new Salty Bog Cranberry Gose. Silver Moon’s head brewer Jeff Schauland is a fan of the style. “I actually really do like goses if they are made the ‘proper’ way,” he said … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Brews from Bandon

Today’s Tuesday Tastings beers weren’t technically brewed in Bandon, Oregon, but they were acquired from there. And if/when you read that Bandon post you’ll see that they are thematically appropriate to the southern Oregon coastal town and representative of Bandon-ish beers to look for. Both of these were gifted to … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: A Pyramid Brewing trio

Time for another Tuesday Tastings! Tonight I’m reviewing three beers from Pyramid Brewing that were sent to me this year (though I must confess, I am late in posting notes about). First, let’s get some things out of the way about Pyramid. Founded in 1984, in the early years they were one … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: GoodLife Brewing’s Secret Stash

My latest print article which published last week is on GoodLife Brewing‘s Secret Stash Experimental IPA series and the latest “spring IPA” in particular: GoodLife Secret Stash for spring. The first beer in the series launched in January and was a double-strength northwest IPA, full of pine and earthy citrus character. … Continue reading

BeersCrux’s new beer fits In The Pocket

Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project is kicking off their 2017 [BANISHED] barrel-aged beer series this week with the release of In The Pocket, a Brettanomyces aged and blended imperial saison. From the description in the press release (below) it sounds amazingly complex, and some of my contacts at Crux are already waxing … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Pyramid H7, Deschutes Hop Slice

Two arrivals this week: Pyramid Brewing’s Reserve Series H7 Imperial IPA (“unfiltered”). Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Slice Summer Ale, a reformulated recipe from last year’s version. (No meyer lemon that I can tell.)

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Bend’s newest red ales

Both of Bend’s Deschutes Brewery and Worthy Brewing released new red ales for 2017, and both sent samples my way. So for this Tuesday Tastings review roundup it made sense to compare and contrast the newest reds on the block. Deschutes Brewery Swivelhead Red India Style Red Ale The latest … Continue reading

BeersThe new Mango Daze Pale Ale from Silver Moon Brewing

Bend, Oregon’s Silver Moon Brewing has been re-tooling their lineup for 2017 (which I wrote about here) and this week they’ve formally announced the launch of their latest canned beer, Mango Daze Pale Ale. This is a new, stronger version of their original Mango Daze Session Ale. The new version … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Brewery Swivelhead Red

Arrived today, the latest in the Bond Street Series lineup from Deschutes Brewery: Swivelhead Red. The flyer says it’s an India Style Red Ale, 6.5% abv and 70 IBUs, and uses eight different hops: Millennium, Bravo, Willamette, U.S. Tettnang, Crystal, Northern Brewer, Triskel, and Summer. This is definitely one of … Continue reading