Category Archives: Reviews

Tuesday Tastings: Space Fruit, Great Punkin, Ovila Abbey Quad

Seeing press releases for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival next month puts me in the mood to review some fruit beers for this week’s Tuesday Tastings. Coalition Brewing Space Fruit IPA Space Fruit is Portland, Oregon-based Coalition’s entry into the citrus-infused India Pale Ale trend. This year’s version is currently being bottled and I believe this will be showing up and making the rounds at the various festivals. I don’t have a specific description but Untappd … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Mosaic Session Ale, Twilight Summer Ale, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

This week’s Tuesday Tastings have taken on a summery theme, even though summer itself is still at least a month away. At least that what’s these beers remind me of. Karl Strauss Brewing Mosaic Session Ale I received this bottle direct from Karl Strauss Brewing recently, their new year-round offering brewed entirely with Mosaic hops (which are red-hot right now). Yes, it’s named “Session Ale” but its strength is 5.5% abv, a full percent higher … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Two Hearted Ale, Krampus, Silver City Oktoberfest

Another post of Tuesday Tastings for this second week of May, featuring an iconic IPA and a couple of out-of-season reviews. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale It probably doesn’t need to be said that Bell’s is one of the oldest and most-respected breweries in the United States, dating the first commercial sale of beer to 1985 (making them 30 years old this year). And of course a number of their beers are iconic even to … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Witch’s Wit, Hop Henge, C.W. Schnocker

Bit of a wide variety in styles for this week’s Tuesday Tastings, with a Belgian-style Witbier, Imperial IPA, and barrel-aged Strong Ale on tap. The Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit It’s hard to beat The Lost Abbey in just flat-out a lot of styles, though perhaps they are better-known (outside of Southern California, anyway) for big, barrel-aged, rarefied beers than what you’d expect to find from this fall seasonal, a 4.8% abv Witbier brewed in the … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. By 9am we were in our sessions. Mine was “Brewpub food, moving beyond pizza and burgers”. I thought this would be interesting as we dine … Continue reading →