Tag Archives: Canned Beer Week

Canned Beer Week 2: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

Yesterday I reviewed 21st Amendment’s IPA, and today it’s their watermelon beer getting the treatment: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat. (Told you it was punny.) I’ve tried this beer several times on tap: at the Oregon Brewers Festival in past years and more recently at The Abbey Pub here in Bend. Every time I’ve tried it, I honestly don’t see what the big deal is; the way I’ve heard people talk about it, I always … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Canned Beer Festival

Apparently there’s going to be a Canned Beer Festival taking place on October 23rd in Reno, Nevada, and being put on by Reno’s own Buckbean Brewing Company. I picked up the story from KevBrews, who in turn ran the press release itself. Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will bring to Reno this October the first ever CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the first international beer judging and tasting for canned beer, … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Brew Free! or Die IPA

21st Amendment Brewing out of San Francisco—they of the (formerly) Watermelon Wheat fame that is always a hit at the Oregon Brewers Festival—began canning two of their beers just under a year ago, and it was fairly recently that they started distributing in Oregon. I found them both at The Brew Shop here in Bend and decided to start with their IPA—Brew Free! or Die IPA. (The Watermelon has a similarly punny name.) BFoD is … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Canned beer on NPR

Earlier this month canned beer received some prominence when it was featured in a story by NPR: Craft Beer In A Can? A Gutsy Move Is Paying Off. It focuses primarily on Alaska but also touches on Oskar Blues Brewing (who has become the defacto poster child for canned craft beer, I think). It dovetails nicely into Canned Beer Week and has a few interesting tidbits about beer in Alaska to boot. But [beverage distributor … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Mama’s Little Yella Pils

During last year’s Canned Beer Week, I spent some time focusing on Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery as they were the first microbrewer to can their beer beginning in 2002. In addition to informally interviewing Marty Jones, their Marketing Director, I also did (post-Week) reviews of three of their beers: Dale’s Pale Ale Old Chub Gordon At the time, Oskar Blues beers weren’t available in Oregon at all, Marty graciously sent me the three to … Continue reading →