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

ReviewsThe 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Straight Outta Burns – Steens Mountain beers

If you’ve been following any of the crazy news coming out of Eastern Oregon over the past month—the ranching militia takeover and occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, near Burns, Oregon—then today’s edition of Tuesday Tastings will be especially apropos, as I’m reviewing two beers from Burns-based Steens … Continue reading

EventsMcMenamins High Gravity Extravaganza, thoughts and photos

Better late than never—a little over a week ago, on Saturday the 16th, Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted their 3rd annual High Gravity Extravaganza, with I believe it was 22 breweries (and a couple of cideries) pouring their strong, winter-appropriate beers. Even though it was only their third … Continue reading