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Tuesday Tastings: Foray IPA, Sticky Hands, Two Kilts IPA

For this week’s edition of Tuesday Tastings I went with an IPA theme and ended up with all Oregon-brewed versions (perhaps not really that surprising!). Deschutes Brewery Foray Belgian-style IPA Foray is the summer seasonal offering from Deschutes’ Bond Street Series making its return this year, and this bottle was one they sent me recently. It’s a tasty, balanced offering in the “Belgian IPA” style¬†from the brewery, that is 6.5% abv and 60 IBUs. Their … Continue reading →

Beer Angels Super Secret Deschutes Barrel Tasting

What a night last night. As part of the Central Oregon Beer Angels, I signed up for their June event for a Deschutes Brewery Barrel Tasting at a super secret location. I’ve been there once before and knew it was going to be a great event tasting beers that are aging and knew I had to attend! Many things were talked about with Barrel Master Ryan Schmiege, but it’s like Fight Club, rule #1, we … Continue reading →

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 →