StylesLatest print article: New England IPAs!

Yes, I succumbed to the dark side and wrote an article for the Bend Bulletin on the latest stylistic hot topic in the beer world: Bend brewers take on New England IPA. I dig a little bit into the history of the style, and cover several of the local breweries who … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #125: SMaSH Beers

This month’s edition of The Session is being hosted by friend and fellow beer blogger, Mark Lindner, the Bend Beer Librarian, and he’s chosen a topic deceptive in its simplicity: SMaSH Beers. Our local, annual SMaSH Fest, part of Central Oregon Beer Week, happened two weekends ago. Sadly, I missed it this year due … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Shandies, radlers, snakebites, oh my!

My latest print article for our local paper is out: Try a shandy this summer. I delve into what I consider great summer styles/mixers, shandies and radlers, and touch on snakebites a bit. And though I didn’t plan it, the timing was good: June 22 was National Radler Day. I’d encourage … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Goses, with Silver Moon Brewing

My latest print article for the Bulletin is out—Bend brewers go for the gose, featuring Silver Moon Brewing’s new Salty Bog Cranberry Gose. Silver Moon’s head brewer Jeff Schauland is a fan of the style. “I actually really do like goses if they are made the ‘proper’ way,” he said … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Irish Stout, of course!

My latest print article in my local Bend Bulletin hit today: Forget green beer — drink Irish stout. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, of course! I delve into the history of the style, with the obligatory Guinness mention, and touch base with a couple of local brewers: Mike White … Continue reading

The SessionThe Session #121: Bock!

For this month’s edition of The Session, I volunteered for hosting duties and for a topic I suggested a beer style: Bock! The topic we will be writing about is inspired by a beer style traditionally associated with spring: Bock! The month of March heralds the start of spring, and … Continue reading

StylesLatest print article: Bocks for spring

My latest print article for my local paper, the Bend Bulletin, is out today, and as befitting my Session post topic this month, it’s about Bock: Bock beers being released as spring nears. The only bock-styled beer available on tap in Central Oregon right now is from Ochoco Brewing, their Fusebock. … Continue reading

The SessionAnnouncing The Session #121 for March: Bock!

I am pleased to announce that I will hosting the March 2017 edition of The Session, which will take place on Friday, March 3. The topic we will be writing about is inspired by a beer style traditionally associated with spring: Bock! The month of March heralds the start of … Continue reading

StylesFebruary is Stout Month

Is there a better month for drinking stouts than February, when we are deep in the heart of winter? Fort George Brewery doesn’t think so, and for years now they have been celebrating Stout Month for the entire month of February, filling their taps with new stouts every week and featuring … Continue reading

HomebrewingStyle Profile: American Amber Ale

Who remembers American Amber Ales? Not the hopped-up dry Red Ales that have been prevalent the last few years, but the original caramel and malty staple of microbreweries of the ’80s and ’90s? I feel like the Amber Ale is something of an endangered species these days, partially because of the current hops … Continue reading