ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Brews from Bandon

Today’s Tuesday Tastings beers weren’t technically brewed in Bandon, Oregon, but they were acquired from there. And if/when you read that Bandon post you’ll see that they are thematically appropriate to the southern Oregon coastal town and representative of Bandon-ish beers to look for. Both of these were gifted to … Continue reading

Beer of the Week: 7 Devils Brewing Groundswell IPA

A weekend trip to Bandon, on the southern Oregon coast yielded some pleasant beer finds, moreso than I’ve found in the past. The town itself is getting a new brewery, Bandon Brewing, the pizza/pub portion of which is open already, with the brewhouse hopefully coming online in the next 4-5 … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: A Pyramid Brewing trio

Time for another Tuesday Tastings! Tonight I’m reviewing three beers from Pyramid Brewing that were sent to me this year (though I must confess, I am late in posting notes about). First, let’s get some things out of the way about Pyramid. Founded in 1984, in the early years they were one … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Bend’s newest red ales

Both of Bend’s Deschutes Brewery and Worthy Brewing released new red ales for 2017, and both sent samples my way. So for this Tuesday Tastings review roundup it made sense to compare and contrast the newest reds on the block. Deschutes Brewery Swivelhead Red India Style Red Ale The latest … Continue reading

ReviewsCider Saturday: Sonoma Cider The Jax

I had heard of beer inspired by breakfast cereal—perhaps more accurately, brewed with breakfast cereal—but similarly inspired cider was a new one to me. Such was The Jax Breakfast Cereal, a limited-run cider from Sonoma Cider, released in early December. As you might surmise from the name, The Jax was inspired by … Continue reading

BeersThe new Mango Daze Pale Ale from Silver Moon Brewing

Bend, Oregon’s Silver Moon Brewing has been re-tooling their lineup for 2017 (which I wrote about here) and this week they’ve formally announced the launch of their latest canned beer, Mango Daze Pale Ale. This is a new, stronger version of their original Mango Daze Session Ale. The new version … Continue reading

BeersBeer of the Week: Silver Moon Brewing Chapter 2 Casual Ale

What better way to follow up a successful Zwickelmania than with an easy-drinking session ale? Even better when it’s locally brewed and comes in cans! With all of the other big beer events that have been going on sometimes it’s good to slow it down. And with today being the … Continue reading

ReviewsBeer of the Week: The Oregon Tr’Ale IPA

A few weeks back the American Hop Convention came to Bend, and as befitting the host city and to help commemorate the occasion, a number of Central Oregon Brewers Guild breweries came together to collaborate on a special IPA for the conference: The Oregon Tr’Ale IPA. The participating breweries were … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Boneyard Incredible Pulp, Dominator Doppelbock

For today’s Tuesday Tastings reviews I’m drawing from the Boneyard well—Bend, Oregon’s Boneyard Beer that is. Back in November I’d written a print article on their then-new year-round beer, Incredible Pulp Blood Orange Pale Ale, and while I included some tasting notes in the article, I thought it would be interesting to … Continue reading

ReviewsMcMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, in a few pictures

This past Saturday McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend celebrated their fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza beer festival, featuring 25 breweries pouring strong, high gravity beers. It’s a great “mini” fest, featuring a mix of McMenamins and Central Oregon breweries (ten and 15, respectively), with many of the brewers … Continue reading