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 have thus far brewed one (or more): Sunriver Brewing, RiverBend Brewing, and McMenamins Old St. Francis School.
I will admit I am personally still on the fence about the style, as to whether it’s truly a new “style” as well as how well I think the implementations work. But what I’ve had so far seems to mostly work, and I’m finding myself seeking them out to compare to regular IPAs. Go figure.