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Canned Beer Week 2: Ashland Amber

Last year I reviewed two beers from Ashland, Oregon’s Caldera Brewing for Canned Beer Week: their Pale Ale and their IPA. I liked both very much—both excellent examples of just how good beer can be from a can—and as Caldera had since released a third canned beer, Ashland Amber, it was a no-brainer to review it this second time around. This is an American Amber Ale, one of my long-time favorite styles, and is 5.4% … Continue reading →

Canned Beer Week 2: Maui Coconut Porter

This isn’t a new review, but a revisit of the Maui Brewing Coconut Porter I had while in San Diego this year (at Stone Brewing, of all places)—and exploring a bit of Maui’s canned beer offerings as well. The beer is a “robust porter” brewed with six varieties of malt, and hand-toasted coconut, and is 5.7% alcohol by volume. The coconut character is fairly pronounced, but well-balanced with the dryish, roasty malts of the porter. … Continue reading →

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 →