Category Archives: Reviews

Tuesday Tastings: Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Cali Creamin’, Born Yesterday

The thirdĀ installment in my weekly Tuesday Tastings series, this week I’m going “California” with three Golden State beers (the actual state, not the (home)brewery). Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout I picked this beer up in California when attending the Beer Bloggers Conference (found it at Costco, actually) and coincidentally Belching Beaver Brewing was also at the BBC pouring samples. (If it matters I’m not a fan of the brewery name.) The beers they were … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Donkey Deux, Pamplemousse, Urban Farmhouse

Here’s the second installment in my weekly Tuesday Tastings series. Today I’m reviewing a Seattle beer and two Portland beers. On to it! Georgetown Brewing Donkey Deux This was a bottle I picked up from Seattle’s Georgetown Brewing last October when visiting for Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival; Georgetown is basically around the corner from Elysian, so it was a convenient and fruitful stop. Because Georgetown is strictly a production brewery with a tasting … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Zarabanda, Topcutter IPA, Bu Weisse

I haven’t really been writing beer reviews on the site lately, and I have a backlog of them, so I thought I’d institute a new weekly feature—Tuesday Tastings. Each Tuesday I’ll post reviews of three or so beers—as simple a that! For this inaugural post I’m writing about beers from Deschutes Brewery, Bale Breaker Brewing, and De Garde Brewing. Deschutes Brewery Zarabanda This collaboration beer is culinarily-influenced, a Spanish-style saison with spices. The Brewery says: … Continue reading →

Some pics and notes from McMenamins’ High Gravity Extravaganza

I’m a bit behind on posting this and some other events pictures, so I’m doing a bit of catch-up with some short and quick posts. This one concerns the 2nd annual High Gravity Extravaganza held by McMenamins Old St. Francis School here in Bend a couple of weeks ago. This mini-fest is basically a strong beer invitational, with the OSF inviting other McMenamins breweries as well as Central Oregon breweries—22 in all. Bottom line: it’s … Continue reading →

Reviews: Colorado Native IPL, Whole Wheat Bock from AC Golden

So this year I got onto the AC Golden Brewing media/marketing list, and they’ve sent me two beers so far to sample: Colorado Native IPL and 100% Whole Wheat Bock. AC Golden is a specialty arm of MillerCoors, and as such their beers are for the most part generally only found in and around the Denver market. That’s a bit of a shame because—despite their parent-macro origins—these are some fine beers that would do well … Continue reading →