Category Archives: Breweries

A look at Ninkasi Brewing’s flagship rebranding

Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company announced this week “a new look for its Flagship Series beers as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary” with new designs rolling out for three of its core beers: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, and Dawn of the Red (a so-called “Red IPA” though I thought they originally called it an “India Red Ale” or IRA). It’s a move to bring the branding into a more unified look and feel … Continue reading →

Boneyard’s Bert Grant-inspired “The Ale Master IPA”

Bend’s Boneyard Beer made a name for themselves in the Northwest beer scene with their hugely popular line of hoppy beers, notably RPM IPA, Hop Venom, and Notorious Triple IPA, not to mention a solid lineup of other beers including Diablo Rojo and Suge Knite Imperial Stout. The other angle to their story is embedded in their name: brewer and co-owner Tony Lawrence collected most of their original brewing equipment used, in trade for consulting work, … Continue reading →

Previewing Sockeye Brewing’s Pineapple Dagger Falls IPA

One of the perks of my day job is that my company has affiliations with The Growler Guys, so (full disclosure) I get to taste a fair amount of beer and from time to time meet new folks in the industry. Such was the case this week, as Todd Marshall, the regional sales manager from Boise, Idaho’s Sockeye Brewing stopped in to drop off samples of their new pineapple-infused IPA that they brewed as a collaboration … Continue reading →

Upcoming beers from Deschutes Brewery

The media tip sheet for Deschutes Brewery went out last week and it contained the list of upcoming (bottled) beers from them for the next few months; it started with the year-round release of Armory XPA in six-packs (12-ounce bottles, down from the 22-ounce bombers it was previously packaged in), and then highlighted five additional upcoming brews, detailed below. Down ‘N Dirty IPA — 6.3% abv, 80 IBUs, released in 22-ounce bottles year-round starting in … Continue reading →

Revisiting Sky High Brewing

Last weekend we were in Corvallis for a high school robotics tournament and managed to sneak away for a lunch at a brewery we last visited over two and a half years ago: Sky High Brewing. That last visit was in July of 2013, with friends; it was brief, and Sky High was only about a year old at that time. In that Corvallis trip write-up, I said: Sky High turned out to be my … Continue reading →