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

PackagingBend Brewing Company announces new bottles, design

Bend Brewing Company this morning announced the release of their new bottles which debut this week, entirely revamping the format and look of their bottled lineup. Here’s the full press release: Bend Brewing Co. (BBC), established in 1995, and the second oldest brewery in Bend, Oregon, is excited to announce … Continue reading

BreweriesWorthy Brewing news

Bend’s Worthy Brewing announced a new beer yesterday, made with a hop formerly known as X-331: StrataSphere IPA. What’s particularly notable about this hop is that it was developed special collaboration between Indie Hops (founded by Worthy owner Roger Worthington) and Oregon State University. Worthy has been experimenting with it extensively, and … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: Sunriver Brewing’s beers

My latest article for the Bend Bulletin was published yesterday, and I wrote about Sunriver Brewing‘s two canned and award-winning beers, Fuzztail Hefeweizen and Rippin Northwest Ale. They cleaned up last year with these beers, six medals between the two of them, and they are excellent—go pick up a six pack … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Brewery’s 2017 Beer Lineup

Deschutes Brewery has announced their 2017 beer lineup today, which includes some new additions along with the news of a few beers (including one popular one) that are being discontinued to make room in the lineup. Here is the full press release: The brewing team at Deschutes Brewery has been … Continue reading

Beer Industry2016 – The Year in Beer

I haven’t written up a year-end retrospective post in awhile but this past 12 months felt like the year for it. There have been some interesting things going on in beer for 2016, on both the national and the local level, that are worth revisiting. No big revelations here, other … Continue reading

BreweriesZwanzig Fest: Lompoc Brewing’s 20th anniversary

Portland, Oregon-based Lompoc Brewing celebrates their 20th anniversary this month, and accordingly they are kicking off their Zwanzig Fest this week. This fest (“Zwanzig” meaning “twenty” in German) takes place starting Tuesday, December 13 and concludes four days later on Friday, December 16. Each Lompoc location will host food and beer … Continue reading

BreweriesGriess Family Brews is closing today

Sad news, I just came across the news that today (Saturday, November 26) is the last day for Griess Family Brews in Grants Pass, Oregon. They had originally posted the news on Facebook back on November 2, which I’m re-posting here: UPDATE FROM DAVE GRIESS: The journey is almost over; … Continue reading

BreweriesThe skinny on Silver Moon’s 2016 Elf Brew

Each year Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing releases their holiday seasonal, Elf Brew, and each year changes up the recipe. When it was first released it was a lavender-infused winter ale; last year was a Scottish-style ale. This year’s version is a Doppelsticke Altbier, weighing in at 8.8% alcohol by volume and … Continue reading