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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 →

Sun’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 just mowed the lawn and we’re sitting outside enjoying the 70+ degree Saturday in May, drinking the Limited Release from 2 Towns in Corvallis, which … Continue reading →

Tuesday 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 a big fan of the previous two, so picking up this one was a no-brainer. They say: Born from our passion for experimentation, our Briney … Continue reading →

Previewing Sockeye Brewing’s Pineapple Dagger Falls IPA

One of the perks of my day job is that my company has affiliations with The Growler Guys, so (full disclosure) I get to taste a fair amount of beer and from time to time meet new folks in the industry. Such was the case this week, as Todd Marshall, the regional sales manager from Boise, Idaho’s Sockeye Brewing stopped in to drop off samples of their new pineapple-infused IPA that they brewed as a collaboration … Continue reading →