ReviewsRedhook Double Black Stout (2012)

Over the weekend I popped open the bottle of Redhook Double Black Stout that the brewery sent me to share with our friends Paul and Sandi, and while I didn’t do the full five-point review—I covered that back in 2008—this is still a beer worth writing about. Redhook first brewed … Continue reading

ReviewsCoffee Beer Week: Péché Mortel

Today is a coffee beer out of Canada: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel‘s Péché Mortel—literally “Mortal Sin.” It’s a 9.5% Imperial Coffee Stout brewed with Fair Trade coffee and is bottled conditioned—that means don’t be surprised to find dregs of yeast (and possibly coffee) on the bottle of the bottle (or … Continue reading

ReviewsCoffee Beer Week: Jah*va Imperial Coffee Stout

Southern Tier Brewing, up in Lakewood, New York, brews a series of Imperial Stouts (their “Blackwater Series”) that, from what I’ve tasted so far, can best be described as “decadent.” At least two are brewed with coffee, and their Jah*va Imperial Coffee Stout is available here in Bend. This is … Continue reading

HomebrewingCoffee Beer Week: Coffee in homebrewing

When it comes to brewing with coffee, homebrewers have it good: small-scale brewing makes it easy and affordable to experiment in ways that larger commercial brewers can’t. For instance, you could split a batch into two equal parts for secondary fermentation and add two different types of coffee to compare; … Continue reading

ReviewsCoffee Beer Week: Laurelwood Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout

Each spring for the past couple of years Laurelwood Brewing up in Portland has brewed a seasonal coffee stout made with locally roasted coffee—with the lengthy name of Organic Portland Roast Espresso Stout. The “Organic” label applies to both the coffee and the beer: it’s certified by Oregon Tilth. “OPRES” … Continue reading

ReviewsCoffee Beer Week: Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout

Oakshire Brewing Company out of Eugene, Oregon, is a young brewery making a big splash; their Overcast Espresso Stout won the silver medal in the “Coffee Flavored Beer” category at last year’s Great American Beer Festival and has been getting  high marks all around. Overcast is an Oatmeal Stout brewed … Continue reading

Theme WeekCoffee Beer Week

It’s the last full week of the month, and that means it’s time for a Theme Week here at The Brew Site. As you can tell from the title of this post and the logo to the right, I’ve decided that this month’s theme is Coffee Beer Week. I’ve been … Continue reading