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 →
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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 →
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 →
For my birthday again this year I received a subscription to a Beer of the Month Club (three months’ worth), and I received my first package just before the new year. I already mentioned the Pickled Santa from Ridgeway Brewing; the other three beers are: Christian Moerlein‘s Over the Rhine (OTR) Ale Wild Goose Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout Brasserie Duyck‘s Jenlain Noël I’ll write about them as I drink them.
We had a very low-key New Year’s Eve last night, due to our kids getting sick this week, but we still had a couple friends come over and enjoy drinks and a movie while we waited for midnight. The drinks were beer, of course, and mixed drinks made with a new Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker we got for Christmas. But, this is a beer blog, so just a rundown of some of the beers we … Continue reading →