Category Archives: Reviews

BBC 16 Live Beer Blogging

We are smack in the middle of the annual Beer Bloggers Conference and while most thoughts will be recorded later, it is time for the signature “live beer blogging” event — “You will taste ten beers from ten breweries in 50 minutes, each of whom has five minutes to pour and explain their beer while you taste, judge, and write your views on your social media or blog – live!” I’ve live-blogged this at the … Continue reading →

2 Towns Ciders: Hop & Stalk and La Mûre

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that it is currently Oregon Cider Week, the fifth annual one in fact, so I decided to write up my reviews of the two ciders sent to me recently by 2 Towns Ciderhouse of Corvallis. Without getting spoilery of the reviews themselves I will say that 2 Towns has really been impressing me lately with their interesting, complex cider offerings. Seek these two out. Imperial Hop & Stalk This “imperial” … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Cousin Eddie’s RV, Stumptown Tart, Salted Caramel Brownie

This week I’ve got a few holiday season or limited-release throwback reviews for Tuesday Tastings—and interestingly enough, two of these three are brown ales, which you don’t find too often these days. Let’s get to it. Fish Brewing Cousin Eddie’s RV Imperial Brown Olympia, Washington’s Fish Brewing has been dabbling in licensed-movie themed beers of late; you may remember they had a line of “The Hobbit” beers, and this particular one, Cousin Eddie’s RV, is … Continue reading →

Widmer 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 which they sent me a couple along with an insulated stainless steel koozie sleeve). 30 years! That’s a phenomenal stretch for a beer movement that’s … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Casual weekend edition

So yes, it’s technically Wednesday so I’m a bit late for a Tuesday Tastings but consider it a late edition. Plus I’m featuring three beers friends and I drank the weekend before last, so nothing as formal as I normally do but good beers with pictures. Onward! Belmont Station / Ecliptic Brewing 19th Anniversary Barleywine We picked up several bottles of this anniversary beer at Belmont Station in Portland last month, and had a chance … Continue reading →