EventsCascade Brewing’s annual Sour Fruit Fest returns

This Wednesday, February 22, Cascade Brewing‘s sixth annual Sour Fruit Fest returns to both the Cascade Barrel House and the Raccoon Lodge. It’s a nearly-week-long event as it will run through Sunday the 26th, from open to close. If you’ve wanted to sample a wide swath of the brewery’s offerings, … Continue reading

Portland’s Peche Fest rocks the peachy niche fest scene

One of the endearing things about the Portland (Oregon) beer scene is the rise in recent years of the niche beer festival, mini- to micro-fests dedicated to a unique, specific theme. One of my favorites simply because it’s so out-of-the-box is BenFest, featuring all beers brewed by one of Portland’s many … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Fest once again brings fruit to the forefront

It’s hard to believe this weekend’s Portland Fruit Beer Fest is only in its fifth iteration; this festival, billed as the “world’s first dedicated fruit beer festival” has become both the signature event of Portland Beer Week and one of the absolute-must beer events in a city already overflowing with … Continue reading

Tuesday Tastings: Space Fruit, Great Punkin, Ovila Abbey Quad

Seeing press releases for the Portland Fruit Beer Festival next month puts me in the mood to review some fruit beers for this week’s Tuesday Tastings. Coalition Brewing Space Fruit IPA Space Fruit is Portland, Oregon-based Coalition’s entry into the citrus-infused India Pale Ale trend. This year’s version is currently … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Festival (2012)

This weekend is the second annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival taking place, of course, in Portland, this year rolled into the overall Portland Beer Week festivities (though still a killer standalone event). It’s taking place this Saturday and Sunday, the 9th and 10th, outside of Burnside Brewing again though this … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Fest beer list

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival has a beer lineup now (I posted the press release today), and it’s looking impressive. The full official list is here; here’s the short version: Alameda Brewing: Huckleberry Hound: Imperial IPA “dry-hopped” with huckleberries; ABV: 8.2% IBU’s : 103 Beetje Brewing: Zure Krenten: Farmhouse blend … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Festival poster

I initially wrote the other day about the Portland Fruit Beer Festival coming up in June; and today Ezra over at The New School posted a (preliminary?) image of the poster for the fest: So we have some more info now: 11 to 9 on June 11th, 11 to 6 … Continue reading

Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Looks like Portland is getting another beer festival, slated for June 11th and 12th: the Fruit Beer Festival. That’s based on The New School’s Ezra’s Twitter feed today, and this post on the Oregon Brew Crew site: Burnside Brewing, OBC’s host for the recent March out meeting, will be introducing … Continue reading

Theme WeekFruit Beer Week: Lost Coast Raspberry Brown

The other fruit beer that Lost Coast Brewery makes (along with their Tangerine Wheat) is Raspberry Brown. This beer is a version of their flagship Downtown Brown infused with real raspberries; however, where Downtown Brown is 5% ABV, Raspberry Brown is 6.5%. I’m not sure the raspberries alone would account … Continue reading