BreweriesWidmer Hefeweizen at 30

Today in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Widmer Brothers Brewing threw a big party for their flagship beer which turns 30 this year: Widmer Hefeweizen. The City also declared May 15 “Hefe Day” to commemorate the occasion, and this year for the first time Widmer released Hefe in cans (for … Continue reading

Food & BeerPreview of Deschutes Brewery’s Burger Month

Once again this year, Bend-based Deschutes Brewery is celebrating National Burger Month all through the month of May by offering a special burger menu featuring a new and unique hamburger special each day. Here’s their event details: Join us for beers & burgers through the month of May! We will feature … Continue reading

BreweriesA 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesBoneyard’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 … Continue reading

BreweriesUpcoming 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), … Continue reading

BreweriesRevisiting 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesFlorida’s Cigar City Brewing acquired by Fireman Capital Partners

Rumors that have been swirling around Florida-based Cigar City Brewing being purchased—most likely by Anheuser-Busch—can be put to rest, as the Brewbound news site breaks the news this morning  that in fact they are being purchased by “Boston-based private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners, which already owns majority stakes in … Continue reading

BreweriesBend beer packaging news

Cans! Two more Bend, Oregon-based breweries are canning their beers now (joining GoodLife, Worthy, 10 Barrel, and Three Creeks): Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. As long-time readers know I am a fan of the can so I’m happy to see these new offerings. Silver Moon Brewing has released … Continue reading