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

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

NewsGoodLife Brewing’s new Secret Stash Experimental IPA Series

Bend, Oregon’s GoodLife Brewing has been seeing some interesting changes for 2017. Earlier in the month they announced a distribution change in southwest Washington, transferring distribution rights from Craig Stein Beverages to Kendall’s Pioneer / Corwin Beverages. Roughly concurrent with that, news came out that a new head brewer was coming on board—Tyler West, … Continue reading

BreweriesAshland’s Swing Tree Brewing is closed

Sad news from Ashland, Oregon, as Swing Tree Brewing announced recently on Facebook that they were closing their doors: Hey there Swing Tree fans. It is with a very heavy heart that I must let everyone know that tonight is our last night of operations. On November 14, 2013 we … Continue reading

BeersCascade Brewing’s 2017 Beer Lineup

Another beer schedule for this year! No fancy table or chart was created, though. Portland, Oregon’s Cascade Brewing released their 2017 beer release schedule, with the addition of seven new projects to their lineup. Updated: Got a schedule chart! Here’s the press release; the seven new projects are highlighted, along with the … Continue reading

BeersRogue Ales’ 2017 Beer Lineup

I’m on a kick posting the various 2017 beer lineup charts and schedules, and here’s today’s 2017 schedule for Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales. Unlike Deschutes and Widmer, they didn’t issue a press release but have it posted online, and said: With the new year comes new Rogues. Your old favorites … Continue reading

BeersWidmer Brothers Brewing’s 2017 Beer Lineup

Widmer Brothers Brewing announced their spring beer lineup and their 2017 release schedule, which includes some new Hefe variants, a cider, and some re-releases. There’s a bit of an interesting evolution happening with Hefeweizen, prompted by the success(?) of Hefe Shandy and the upcoming release of the Hefe Hopfruit. Details … Continue reading

BreweriesSilver Moon Brewing new packaging and beer releases

Silver Moon Brewing in Bend, Oregon, has been quietly turning out some quality beers and expanding their footprint over the past several years, and in recent weeks this has included a refresh on the brand. In particular, their 22-ounce bottles are getting new labels, and Mango Daze Pale Ale is … Continue reading