Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA (2017)

This arrived from Deschutes Brewery just before the weekend: Their Hopzeit Autumn IPA, which first released last year and which I reviewed (and enjoyed). And if you’re wondering about the release of an “autumn” beer in August, well… it’s much better than releasing Jubelale in August or September!

BeersLatest print article: Crux’s new Peach Farmhouse

What’s new? That’s the question posed by Crux Fermentation Project‘s new beer series making its way into bottles, kicked off by their new Peach Farmhouse which I wrote about for this week’s article in my local paper. If you walk into Crux Fermentation Project and ask, “What’s new?” odds are, … Continue reading

BeersFor #IPADay: McMenamins Sunflower IPA

For this 2017 edition of #IPADay I thought I’d write a bit about McMenamins Sunflower IPA—the canned version that the company gifted me recently. I am drinking the last of the four cans as I write this, and I’ve enjoyed the beer as I’ve worked my way through it. It’s … Continue reading

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