Category Archives: Breweries

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 →

Deschutes Brewery’s east coast location revealed: Roanoke, Virginia!

It’s no secret that Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery has been looking for a location on the east coast to open a new production brewery, and that search has been going on for quite awhile. Well wonder no more, as the brewery has the official announcement up on their website today, following the live announcement online by the Governor of Virginia: the new brewery will be located in Roanoke, Virginia! It’s been a long time coming, … Continue reading →

Florida’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 Oskar Blues, Perrin Brewing and the Utah Brewers Cooperative outfit that includes the Wasatch and Squatters brands.” It’s a good article, well-detailed, and reveals that Cigar … Continue reading →