Beer IndustryDeschutes Brewery’s beer in (new) cans (press release)

I reported in my beer news post on Monday that Deschutes Brewery is now official with canned beer, as word rolled out through their social media channels that Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, and Pacific Wonderland Lager are all now available in 12-ounce cans. Deschutes issued the official … Continue reading

EventsBend: Tetherow’s 3rd annual Brewery Smackdown

For the third year in a row, Bend’s Tetherow Resort is hosting their Brewery Smackdown beer and food pairing competitions, featuring two Bend breweries going head to head against two Portland breweries. It’s a people’s choice type competition, where attendees pick the best beers to pair with each dish in … Continue reading

BeersRogue Ales 2018 Beer Lineup

Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales released their 2018 beer calendar, with a note that they are “featuring nine brand new beers. In total,13 of our beers will be available year-round, as well as nine new seasonals and ten special releases.” I will note that the Yellow Snow IPA Pilsner and Santa’s … Continue reading

BeersGoodLife Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

GoodLife Brewing in Bend, Oregon, released their beer calendar for 2018, and I’m happy to see some new arrivals to bottles, as well as a new year round canned beer, show up for the year. Comatose Imperial IPA joins the year round lineup in 12-ounce cans. And almost all of … Continue reading

BreweriesQuirk Brewing, Walla Walla, Washington

In 2017 we visited several new breweries over the course of the year, and Quirk Brewing in Walla Walla, Washington was the smallest. It was also possibly the most interesting. We visited at the end of July, stopping in amidst visiting several wineries at the end of a family trip. … Continue reading

BeersWorthy Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

Bend, Oregon’s Worthy Brewing released their beer schedule for 2018, reflecting much of their current lineup but also teasing some new seasonals and styles, including a new Baltic Porter and a new Winter Ale towards the end of the year. Also look for the new Litigator Imperial IPA which will … Continue reading

BeersEcliptic Brewing 2018 Beer Lineup

The calendars keep rolling in! Ecliptic Brewing, from Portland, Oregon, released their 2018 lineup, with four year-round beers (plus a fifth, a cask style which I assume is only available at the brewery), four seasonals, and a slew of specialties and collaborations. It looks like a solid all-around lineup, which … Continue reading

BeersFunky Buddha Brewery 2018 Beer Lineup

Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery released their 2018 beer schedule, which introduces some new beers, brings back the eyebrow-raisers such as French Toast Brown Ale and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, and bunch of other goodies. Also announced—cans, for the first time. Here’s the press release with all the details: Goodness abounds … Continue reading

BeersBreakside Brewery 2018 Beer Lineup

Portland, Oregon’s Breakside Brewery released their 2018 beer calendar, and once again they are poised to brew quite a large number of beers this year—at least 140! Of course that is split between three brewing locations (two pubs and the production brewery) but even so, 45 or more of those … Continue reading