ReviewsWidmer Brothers’ Reserve Cherry Oak Doppelbock

Last week I received the new beer from Widmer in their new Brothers’ Reserve series, their Cherry Oak Doppelbock. This is the first in this new line, intended as a showcase for Widmer (in particular, Kurt and Rob Widmer, who are the ones coming up with the beers to be … Continue reading

ReviewsSpring Beer Week: Eisenbahn Vigorosa Weizenbock

I received my Beer of the Month selections yesterday, and I was pleased to find a beer inside that goes perfectly with Spring Beer Week: Eisenbahn Vigorosa, an “Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock” (really a Weizenbock) from Cervejaria SudBrack which is located in Brazil. I hadn’t yet heard of this brewery; according … Continue reading

Theme WeekOregon Beer Week: Brown Eyes Ale

Silver Moon Brewing is one of Bend’s newer breweries (though still several years old), and they only began bottling their beers last spring. I never cease to be surprised when a new beer from them shows up—they always appear unannounced—and that held just as true a couple of weeks ago … Continue reading

ReviewsGeist Bock

Geist Bock is Golden Valley Brewery‘s spring seasonal, a 6.1% beer brewed with a bit of poetic stylings in mind: This is one of our rare lagers brewed in the style of the German Heiliges Geist Bock, or Holy Ghost Bock. The name refers to the lighter nature of the … Continue reading

ReviewsNewcastle Brown Ale

Somewhere along the way I missed a step in posting reviews—several steps, actually—and it turns out that even though I received a sixer of Newcastle Brown Ale two months ago, I’m just now posting the review. Really, though, I drank and took notes on it way back then, too. So. … Continue reading

Theme WeekColorful Beer Week: Full Sail Nut Brown Ale

Full Sail Brewing periodically releases their “Brewmaster Reserve” series of beers, and their Nut Brown Ale is one of the more recent (released in March originally). This is a pretty straightforward Brown Ale, nice and nutty, and comes in at 6% alcohol. (Remember, even special releases don’t have to be … Continue reading

ReviewsDeep Cover Brown Ale

Deep Cover Brown Ale. Left Hand Brewing. I hate to say it, but right off the bat Left Hand commits the cardinal website sin: an all-Flash site. Even worse, the front “page” of the site is an age verification check—and regular readers know how I just love those. I hate … Continue reading

ReviewsThe Session #11: Illuminator (Doppelbocks)

First Friday, which means in the beer blogging world that it’s time for The Session! This month’s Session and topic comes to us courtesy of brewvana: Doppelbocks. The only rule is, there are no rules: I don’t feel like coming up with a bunch of rules and restrictions. I want … Continue reading

ReviewsIndian Brown Ale

I don’t have access to many of Dogfish Head‘s beers here locally, so when I do find them I make sure to get a bottle to try. I’m liking their beers quite a bit. One of the latest is Indian Brown Ale. Ordinarily, brown ales are a session beer, not … Continue reading

ReviewsBroken Top Bock

Ahhh, Broken Top Bock: for years I knew of this seasonal from Deschutes Brewery yet somehow I always missed the boat on drinking it. I guess it was sort of the Loch Ness monster or Sasquatch of the local beer scene: I’d heard all the rumors but had never glimpsed … Continue reading