Tag Archives: Fruit Beer

Previewing Sockeye Brewing’s Pineapple Dagger Falls IPA

One of the perks of my day job is that my company has affiliations with The Growler Guys, so (full disclosure) I get to taste a fair amount of beer and from time to time meet new folks in the industry. Such was the case this week, as Todd Marshall, the regional sales manager from Boise, Idaho’s Sockeye Brewing stopped in to drop off samples of their new pineapple-infused IPA that they brewed as a collaboration … 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 brewers named “Ben.” Others aren’t quite as unconventional, dedicated to particular styles or ingredients. So it is with Peche Fest—a beerfest “dedicated to drinking the … 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 them. This year’s event has added a third day (Friday evening) as well as “40% more” space by adding spillover space in the car lot … 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 being bottled and I believe this will be showing up and making the rounds at the various festivals. I don’t have a specific description but Untappd … 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 year they’ve been able to close 7th Avenue to provide a larger venue. If the thought of “fruit beer” still brings up images of early … Continue reading →