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Tuesday Tastings: Petit Desay, 1982 Amber Ale, Xocoveza

Here is the latest weekly installment of my Tuesday Tastings series. Like last week, I’ve got notes from a beer from each Pacific Coast state. De Garde Brewing Petit Desay This beer, like De Garde’s Bu Weisse that I reviewed previously, is one of the (new-ish) bottle mainstays of the Tillamook, Oregon wild brewer, a tart Farmhouse-styled ale I picked up at Belmont Station for a very reasonable $4.95 (or something like that). It’s 5% … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Hoodoo Voodoo IPA, Pinchy Jeek Barl, Pre-Flight Pilsner

This week’s edition of Tuesday Tastings features a beer from each of the contiguous 48 states that border the Pacific Ocean. (And yes, had I planned ahead better, I would have made this a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Alas.) Three Creeks Brewing Hoodoo Voodoo IPA Of course I’ve had Sisters, Oregon-based Three Creeks’ IPA more than a few times—but this was the first one I had that came in a can. Indeed, Three Creeks is … Continue reading →

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

The third¬†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 →