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

Marketing/PRReceived: Portland Brewing Raise the Roost (2017)

The 2017 edition of Portland Brewing’s spring seasonal Raise the Roost arrived early this week. They style it as a Belgian-style Red Ale, brewed to 6.2% abv. I’d received a bottle last year as well, and apparently did not get around to posting my notes about it. I’ll be sure … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Bocks for spring

My latest print article for my local paper, the Bend Bulletin, is out today, and as befitting my Session post topic this month, it’s about Bock: Bock beers being released as spring nears. The only bock-styled beer available on tap in Central Oregon right now is from Ochoco Brewing, their Fusebock. … Continue reading

BreweriesTaste and vote on the next great hop with Worthy Brewing

Bend’s Worthy Brewing is experimenting with hops for the month of March. In conjunction with Indie Hops (which Worthy owner Roger Worthington founded) and Oregon State University, they have four new hop varieties to play with, and they brewed four identical pale ales each using one of these new hops. Starting … Continue reading

BeersBeer of the Week: Silver Moon Brewing Chapter 2 Casual Ale

What better way to follow up a successful Zwickelmania than with an easy-drinking session ale? Even better when it’s locally brewed and comes in cans! With all of the other big beer events that have been going on sometimes it’s good to slow it down. And with today being the … Continue reading