Category Archives: Reviews

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 →

Revisiting 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 Sky High was only about a year old at that time. In that Corvallis trip write-up, I said: Sky High turned out to be my … Continue reading →

2 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 received complementary bottles to sample and opened one up last week. Light rosey in color with just enough carbonation to taste cherries upfront and finish with … Continue reading →

Tuesday 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 expansion in recent years. They’ve been very generous with sending out samples as well; the three I’m reviewing now are from two such shipments. We … Continue reading →

The Session #109: Porter

Today being the first Friday of March means it’s also time for another round of The Session! The Session is a collaborative beer blogging project whereupon we bloggers write a post predicated on a given theme or topic of the month, suggested by our host who will later aggregate all the various contributions for our reading pleasure. This month, my friend and fellow Bend beer blogger Mark Lindner is hosting over at By the Barrel, and … Continue reading →