This evening my wife and I popped in over at Broken Top Bottle Shop to check out the Point Blank Distributing tap takeover they had going on; they were pouring a terrific lineup of limited and rare beers, including Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella, Cantillon Fou’ Foune, Boneyard Barrel-aged Suge Knite, Petrus Aged Pale Sour, Pfriem Christmas Beer, and Epic Big Bad Baptist Stout. The Cantillons were being poured from the bottle, the others were on tap. We opted … Continue reading →
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Yes, another pumpkin beer post, after Thanksgiving even! In my ongoing hunt for Oregon-brewed pumpkin beers, I was happy to find that Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing not only brewed up a pumpkin ale this year—they did three, and recently were (and may still be) offering them on tap at their pub in a special taster flight for all three of them. So the weekend before the holiday we’d stopped in for lunch and I tried them … Continue reading →
I popped in to Deschutes Brewery last night for a few minutes to check out the Abyss release party and (of course) get the vertical flight of Abyss tasters—2008 through this year’s 2012. In the sixth sampler glass is a chocolate truffle (made with The Abyss, I think). 2008 starts in the back on the left, so that’s where I started. It was rich and full of bittersweet chocolate, and had a deep cocoa body … Continue reading →
A couple of weekends ago my wife and I headed down to Sunriver to take in a little potential shopping and to check out and have lunch at Sunriver Brewing Company, the one-and-only brewpub in Sunriver that opened back in the first part of July. The shopping turned out to be a bit of a bust but the lunch was good and I was happy to finally see what they’re up to.
Over the weekend I popped open the bottle of Redhook Double Black Stout that the brewery sent me to share with our friends Paul and Sandi, and while I didn’t do the full five-point review—I covered that back in 2008—this is still a beer worth writing about. Redhook first brewed this beer in the 1990s, a coffee-infused Imperial Stout (7% abv being a respectable “imperial” during the 90s), and discontinued it in 2000. Back then, … Continue reading →