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Bend Brewing bottling HopHead this week

Bend Brewing Company has posted on their website that they’re bottling their HopHead Imperial IPA for release this Friday, November 28th. Needless to say, this is a pretty limited release and while it might not be up to Abyss proportions, I expect they will sell out fairly quickly. HopHead, you may recall, won the Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival two years ago, and won the Bronze medal this year. It’s 8.8% alcohol … Continue reading →

CHOW on canned beers

Going back through the various links and PR that I was sent and didn’t get to for a week while I was Halloween blogging, and I see CHOW has an article on canned beer. It fits nicely with what I was writing about earlier this year when I did Canned Beer Week. It’s a good, informative article that covers the angles. For instance, here’s the history of craft canned beer in a nutshell: A major … Continue reading →

Received: Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale

Late yesterday I received a sample bottle of this year’s Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale, the fall seasonal offering from Anheuser-Busch. I reviewed this beer last year as was lukewarm on it, but even so, I get all excited when the pumpkin beers come out and yes, I’m anxious to crack this one open and see how it is.

CHOW interview with Vinnie Cilurzo

It’s probably not an exaggeration to say that Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing is one of the country’s best-known brewers—largely for his extreme-beer cred. (In fact I might go so far as to say he’s a rock star of the brewing world, but people seem to cringe when terminology like that gets thrown around…) Anyway, CHOW magazine is running an interview with Cilurzo that’s a good read; it gets into some of the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading →

Jubelale launch party (2008)

We made it down for the Jubelale Launch Party at the Deschutes Pub this evening, and even though I didn’t get there in time for the toast, I took a few pictures and it was a Jubelale-themed dinner for sure. As promised, there were three variations of Jubelale on tap, plus a bonus: the regular, nitro, and cask conditioned, and on the X-Tap, they had their 2007 Super Jubel—last year’s edition that’s 11% alcohol (double … Continue reading →