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Nothing new to be found here, but an entertaining diversion anyway: Holy Taco posted "10 Beers You Need To Try Before You Die" today, pretty standard stuff but nothing I can really quibble about. Of course, they culled the list from RateBeer, so at least they have reasonably good taste in beer! (Unlike some of these types of lists I’ve seen.)

Deschutes Brewery’s sesquicentennial beers

Following up on the Oregon Sesquicentennial beer notes, Deschutes Brewery posted on their blog today the details on the two beers they brewed for Oregon’s 150th: Maiden Oregon Ale, brewed at our Portland Brew Pub by Cam O’Connor, is a Belgian amber ale that was brewed using Crystal hops from the Willamette valley, organic 2-row barley from Klamath Falls, water from Mt. Hood, Oregon beet sugar from Nyssa, and yeast from Wyeast labs in Hood … Continue reading →

Some other Oregon Sesquicentennial beers

I mentioned several weeks back that Rogue is brewing an official Sesquicentennial Ale to celebrate Oregon’s 150th birthday, coming up this February 14th. I also noted that Deschutes is brewing two as well, and I wondered what other Oregon brewers may be up to. So I started emailing them. I haven’t gotten to all of them yet, but do have some results to report. Not surprisingly, most of them aren’t brewing anything special. But a … Continue reading →

DRAFT’s best 25 beers of 2008

There’s lots to like with DRAFT Magazine’s Top 25 Beer of 2008, which is perhaps the best "Best Of" list that I’ve seen in a while. It has the usual suspects—The Abyss from Deschutes (yay), Dark Lord by Three Floyds, The Angel’s Share by Lost Abbey—but it balances the list out by including things such as Witbiers, fruit beers, and Pelican Pub’s Kiwanda Cream Ale. Any idea how good a cream ale has to be … Continue reading →

Rogue for Oregon’s 150th

I was preoccupied when this news first came out, but Rogue is brewing the semi-official beer for Oregon’s 150th birthday coming up next month. Oregon’s sesquicentennial is on February 14th—Valentine’s Day—and Rogue was selected to brew a special commemorative ale for the state’s 150th birthday. Sesquicentennial Ale will be available starting Feb. 14—Oregon’s birthday – on draft and in limited edition 22-ounce serigraphed bottles. Sesquicentennial Ale will debut at Oregon 150 celebrations in Salem and … Continue reading →