ReviewsDeschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA: Review and event

Today here in Bend, Deschutes Brewery is hosting their “Hopzeit Autumn IPA Celebration” (release party) at their Bend Pub, where they are pouring free samples of their new fall seasonal all day long. Full pints are available too, of course. Deschutes had recently sent me bottles of Hopzeit, so in conjunction with … Continue reading

BloggingBBC 16 Live Beer Blogging

We are smack in the middle of the annual Beer Bloggers Conference and while most thoughts will be recorded later, it is time for the signature “live beer blogging” event — “You will taste ten beers from ten breweries in 50 minutes, each of whom has five minutes to pour … Continue reading

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