Category Archives: Reviews

Tuesday Tastings: Witch’s Wit, Hop Henge, C.W. Schnocker

Bit of a wide variety in styles for this week’s Tuesday Tastings, with a Belgian-style Witbier, Imperial IPA, and barrel-aged Strong Ale on tap. The Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit It’s hard to beat The Lost Abbey in just flat-out a lot of styles, though perhaps they are better-known (outside of Southern California, anyway) for big, barrel-aged, rarefied beers than what you’d expect to find from this fall seasonal, a 4.8% abv Witbier brewed in the … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap, Part 2

Picking up where part 1 left off, I was very grateful for a better nights sleep and was feeling good on Thursday morning. We hurried out the door to find the last few minutes of the continental breakfast plentiful and still being served before our first sessions of the day. By 9am we were in our sessions. Mine was “Brewpub food, moving beyond pizza and burgers”. I thought this would be interesting as we dine … Continue reading →

2015 Craft Brewers Conference Recap

What a conference! What a week! First and foremost, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for providing media credentials for both Jon and I for a peek into the world of today’s craft beer brewers, breweries, and industry for the 32nd Annual Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon last week. We had no idea of what to expect, except a number of 11,500 attendees and over 600 exhibitors would descend into our state … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Pinedrops, Lunch Break, Summer SMASH

I skipped a couple of weeks of Tuesday Tastings mostly because of the CBC, but I’m back this week with all Oregon beers of the “Pale” variety that are all quite tasty. Deschutes Brewery Pinedrops IPA I received bottles of Pinedrops plus a Hydro Flask “True Pint” a couple weeks ago, and sampled a Pinedrops out of the True Pint to give it a test run. So this review will comment on both. Pinedrops is … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Bad Bunny, Shiner FM 966, Roadsmary’s Baby

Time for another round of tasting notes on Tuesday! With at least one seasonally-appropriate beer in the mix. Alameda Brewing Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale With Easter coming up this Sunday this beer seemed suitably appropriate! Portland’s Alameda has been brewing this beer for a number of years now as a spring seasonal, under the unlikely style heading of “Imperial Cream Ale” and with a bottle label like that, how could you resist? Here’s what … Continue reading →