Reviews2 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 … Continue reading

BreweriesWidmer 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday 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 / … Continue reading

ReviewsSun’s Out Saison

Awhile ago, I received two bottles of Sun’s Out Saison from 2 Towns Ciderhouse and drank one right away, but didn’t review it because of our crazy busy kid schedules at the time. Now that the sun’s out in Bend today, I’m going to review the second bottle we received. Jon … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Gosepalooza III!

If I keep drinking Goses—and I am!—then I’m going to keep writing Gosepalooza reviews! This Tuesday Tastings features three more Goses I’ve had the pleasure of drinking recently. Anderson Valley Briny Melon Gose This is the third Gose in Anderson Valley’s repertoire, coming in at 4.2% alcohol by volume. I’m … Continue reading

BreweriesRevisiting Sky High Brewing

Last weekend we were in Corvallis for a high school robotics tournament and managed to sneak away for a lunch at a brewery we last visited over two and a half years ago: Sky High Brewing. That last visit was in July of 2013, with friends; it was brief, and … Continue reading

Reviews2 Towns Cherried Away Cider

Last week we received an email from 2 Towns Ciderhouse regarding their spring release, Cherried Away Cider now in select stores. “Packed with 150 pound of hibiscus blossoms per batch and ripe with sour Montmorency cherry punch, Cherried Away is the prefect accompaniment for sun showers and veggie tarts.” We … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: A trio of Coronado beers

This week for Tuesday Tastings I catch up on the beers from Coronado Brewing that were sent to me as samples. Coronado, located in San Diego (actually Coronado Island, in San Diego County), has been brewing for 20 years this year and has been undergoing a fair amount of growth and … Continue reading