The weekend kicked off Friday evening with the tapping of Crux Fermentation Project‘s first-ever brewed beer, a Northwest Pale Ale dubbed “Just in Time.” The tapping was happening at 6pm and we got there a bit early to score some seats and I enjoyed a Bayern Pilsener while the crowd gathered and the beer was prepped. This is the beer that was brewed two weeks ago but wasn’t yet ready for the grand opening last … Continue reading →
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This past final weekend of June we headed up to Portland for a family trip, and while it wasn’t ostensibly about beer, there were still a few beery opportunities to be found (it is Portland, after all!). We had lunch with a friend at Hopworks Urban Brewery (just as good as before—see my review here from a couple years ago) and in addition to getting to try the “Fight for your Rye’t” (brewed for Portland … Continue reading →
The Bend Ale Trail is putting this contest on, which is very cool—and to be clear, the beer that you’ll win is from the Central Oregon breweries on the Ale Trail. So you will have to come here to enjoy it (oh darn, right?). There’s no need to pinch yourself, because it’s no dream. The Beer for a Year sweepstakes kicks off on May 8, 2012, and one lucky winner will take home a collection … Continue reading →
I picked up these three at Deschutes Brewery the other night: Collage, AKA Conflux No.1, the Deschutes/Hair of the Dog collaboration beer. It comes in 12-ounce bottles and costs $11 per bottle(!). I’ll be drinking one, and putting the other two away for awhile.
This weekend we helped our friends Paul and Sandi with moving, and along the way they had uncovered a bottle of Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence that they had been holding onto—apparently for nearly 4 years! They had originally picked up bottles of this back in 2008 and I wrote about sharing one then; this is a 10th anniversary limited edition beer that Ommegang released in 2007. Back in November of ’08 I wrote about this: Dry, … Continue reading →