Shawn Kelso IS joining 10 Barrel

It would appear yesterday’s speculation about the future of Barley Brown’s brewer Shawn Kelso was correct, and now the cat is officially out of the bag: Kelso will be joining 10 Barrel Brewing at their upcoming Boise brewpub. Brewpublic has the story, and just a little while ago 10 Barrel … Continue reading

Shawn Kelso is leaving Barley Brown’s

Some interesting news to ring in 2012, as announced on Twitter and Facebook last night by Barley Brown’s owner Tyler Brown: Shawn Kelso, Brewmaster of the Baker City, Oregon brewpub, is leaving. As many of you have heard, Shawn Kelso is leaving Barley Brown’s to take a brewing job at … Continue reading

Barley Brown’s Turmoil CDA and Speed Wobble IRA

Last weekend my friend Kina facilitated the delivery of two growlers of beer from Barley Brown’s over in Baker City: their GABF-gold-medal-winning Turmoil CDA (Cascadian Dark Ale) and a new beer, Speed Wobble IRA (Imperial Red Ale). I’ve had Turmoil before (and reviewed it here) and drinking it fresh again … Continue reading

Barley Brown’s Brewpub

From my last post you know I visited Barley Brown’s Brewpub this weekend, and already posted some notes on the beer sampler. Now I’ve had time to write up a more complete review. (Quick correction to my last post, as well: the Hot Blonde I sampled turned out not to … Continue reading

Barley Brown’s Brewpub (preliminary)

We’re currently in Baker City (Oregon) for the weekend, and today paid a (preliminary) visit to the town’s only brewpub: Barley Brown’s. I hope to get a more thorough review (including pictures), but for now I have a quick report on their beers. Let me just say right off, this … Continue reading