BeersFresh Hops Watch 2017

It’s been awhile since I’ve attempted to keep track of the fresh hops beers that are coming out, especially with so many breweries in Oregon these days brewing fresh hop beers. Keeping up to date on the Central Oregon is a bit more manageable, so keep watching this post as … Continue reading

BeersLatest print article: Beers for the eclipse

Just as the title says: Beers for the eclipse! The week’s issue of the Bulletin’s GO! Magazine is eclipse themed so I compiled a list of all the eclipse-inspired beers that were brewed by Central Oregon’s breweries. Not everyone brewed an eclipse beer, and two share a name (Crux and … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 08/17/2017

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, August 17, 2017. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

BreweriesCentral Oregon brewery updates

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a news roundup for my local breweries, so here’s the latest—some of which I’ve covered in my Oregon beer news posts or elsewhere. And some is new! Deschutes Brewery is progressing on multiple fronts as usual—one of the largest craft breweries in the … Continue reading

EventsCentral Oregon Beer Week returns, from May 19-28

The annual celebration of Central Oregon beer returns this Friday, May 19, to run ten days through Memorial Day weekend. Central Oregon Beer Week‘s 2017 edition features beer releases, anniversary parties, tasting specials, beer dinners, and more. A few highlights: The signature SMaSH Fest (Single Malt and Single Hop) takes … Continue reading

EventsLatest print article: Zwickelmania! Oregon’s beer holiday returns

My latest print column for the Bend Bulletin is out, and naturally it’s a focus on Zwickelmania—albeit the Central Oregon version that’s taking place next Saturday, February 25. I do like the sub-title they gave the article: “Oregon’s beer holiday returns Feb. 25.” Indeed! Of course if you’re in the … Continue reading

Events4th annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest at McMenamins Old St. Francis School

This Saturday, January 14, the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest returns to McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. This is a terrific, low-key event that features winter-appropriate strong beers from ten different McMenamins breweries and 15 Central Oregon breweries. Pouring stations are spread out around the property—from the main courtyard … Continue reading

Beer Industry2016 – The Year in Beer

I haven’t written up a year-end retrospective post in awhile but this past 12 months felt like the year for it. There have been some interesting things going on in beer for 2016, on both the national and the local level, that are worth revisiting. No big revelations here, other … Continue reading