BeersLatest print article: Cascade Lakes Brewing Blonde Bombshell

My latest article in the Bulletin is out today, and I’m revisiting a Central Oregon staple: Cascade Lakes Brewing’s Blonde Bombshell. In part it’s a pitch for beer drinkers to forgo the latest and greatest beer craze and a brewery’s standards from time to time. It’s easy to forget that … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Rogue Ales chocolate & stout beer Valentine’s box

Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales sent me some beer this week, and I was simply expecting their 2018 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout—instead, what came was one of the largest and most elaborate packages I’ve received in recent times. Four of Rogue’s stouts arrived along with three chocolate bars from Woodblock Chocolate, … Continue reading

BeersGoodLife Brewing introduces Secret Stash Hazy IPA

Bend’s GoodLife Brewing jumps on the hazy train, and announced yesterday the latest (and final) beer in their Secret Stash Experimental IPA series, Secret Stash Hazy IPA. It’s the culmination of the brewery’s year-long experimental project, where they had released a new IPA every couple of months through 2017. Here is … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: Crux Coco(a) Stout and other dessert beers

My latest article for the Bulletin is out today in print, and while it’s still two weeks until Valentine’s Day, I took it that direction: Dessert beers sweeten Valentine’s Day. In which I review Crux Fermentation Project‘s new Coco(a) Stout seasonal that they gave me (spoiler: it was good!), touch on … Continue reading

BeersRogue Ales 2018 Beer Lineup

Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales released their 2018 beer calendar, with a note that they are “featuring nine brand new beers. In total,13 of our beers will be available year-round, as well as nine new seasonals and ten special releases.” I will note that the Yellow Snow IPA Pilsner and Santa’s … Continue reading

BeersGoodLife Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon, released their beer calendar for 2018, and I’m happy to see some new arrivals to bottles, as well as a new year round canned beer, show up for the year. Comatose Imperial IPA joins the year round lineup in 12-ounce cans. And almost all of … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: Boneyard’s Dunkelweizen

My latest article that hit the stands yesterday is on a style and a beer that I wouldn’t have expected to see from the like of Bend’s Boneyard Beer: Dunkelweizen! And their Creepy Dunkel. For whatever reason, dunkelweizen is somewhat rare among American brewers, so I reached out to Boneyard … Continue reading

BeersWorthy Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

Bend, Oregon’s Worthy Brewing released their beer schedule for 2018, reflecting much of their current lineup but also teasing some new seasonals and styles, including a new Baltic Porter and a new Winter Ale towards the end of the year. Also look for the new Litigator Imperial IPA which will … Continue reading

BeersEcliptic Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

The calendars keep rolling in! Ecliptic Brewing, from Portland, Oregon, released their 2018 lineup, with four year-round beers (plus a fifth, a cask style which I assume is only available at the brewery), four seasonals, and a slew of specialties and collaborations. It looks like a solid all-around lineup, which … Continue reading

BeersFunky Buddha Brewery 2018 Beer Lineup

Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery released their 2018 beer schedule, which introduces some new beers, brings back the eyebrow-raisers such as French Toast Brown Ale and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and bunch of other goodies. Also announced—cans, for the first time. Here’s the press release with all the details: Goodness abounds … Continue reading