Old Albany Brewing Company

This post isn’t about a current brewery, but about an historical one: from the mis-titled article Workers uncover ancient brewery: Workers digging out the area below the Pacific Boulevard overpass at Lyon Street in Albany [Oregon] have uncovered the concrete foundation of the old Albany Brewing Co…. Beer making was … Continue reading

Iron Horse Brewery

There’s a short review from Seattle Weekly about the new Iron Horse Brewery, located in Ellensburg, Washington. Crammed as efficiently as possible, Unit 4 is an immaculate little 15-barrel brewhouse acquired from a defunct Indiana firm. Owner Jim Quilter, as affable as his beers are quaffable, runs the operation with … Continue reading

Olde Saratoga Brewing

Short but interesting article about the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, based in Saratoga Springs, New York, yet owned by Mendocino Brewing Company, which is based in California. By itself, I don’t find that to be unusual; but a third of the beer they brew is for Mendocino Brewing—so a microbrewery … Continue reading

Rebuilding Alamogordo Brewing Company

Here’s a story about the rebuilding of the microbrewery that became the Alamogordo Brewing Company, in New Mexico; basically it’s a longtime homebrewer’s dream job, becoming the brewmaster for a local brewpub. While he said the restaurant does not pay him as brewmaster, it did offer the enticing opportunity to … Continue reading

Monastic brewery

BeerAdvocate reports that two monasteries near Santa Fe, New Mexico are planning on opening a brewery. Although the concept is not new, European monasteries have been brewing beer for centuries, it’s believe that The Abbey Beverage Company could be the first monastic brewery in the western-hemisphere. American Abbey Ale? Interesting…

Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street series

Deschutes Brewery is launching their Bond Street Series of limited-edition beers released in 22-ounce bottles. Big news for us (local) Deschutes fans… from their homepage blurb: The Bond Street Series, a year-round rotating selection, highlights Deschutes’ Public House ales originally featured throughout the years at our pub on Bond Street. … Continue reading

Review of Steelhead Brewing

Found this review of Steelhead Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon). I can’t say for sure, but I think we might have been there, once—we went to one of the microbreweries in Eugene some years ago, and I can’t exactly recall which one. Steelhead has at least four regular ales on tap … Continue reading

Oregon’s First Organic Brewery

Found this little tidbit about Oregon’s first all-organic brewery opening in Portland last month, named Roots. Sound interesting: In addition to organic beers on tap and by the keg, the Roots facility features a host of other recycled/eco-friendly elements. The brewery/brewpub is itself a renovated tattoo parlor, and the 14-foot … Continue reading

Short review of Bend Brewing Company

Yeah, this is a short review of the Bend Brewing Company. I haven’t really reviewed our local breweries much because frankly, it’s been a good while since I’ve been to any of them and drank some serious beer. We made it to Bend Brewing tonight because I had some gift … Continue reading

Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company

Found a review of the Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company that takes me back to when we were living in Spokane in the mid-nineties. It’s all because of the beer. The Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co., on the corner of Second and Lakeside in downtown CdA, draws its name and inspiration from … Continue reading