BloggingLatest print article: IPA!

My latest print article to appear in the Bulletin’s GO! Magazine supplement this past Thursday (still out now) is on IPA:¬†What makes an IPA great? In addition to covering a bit of the style and history of India Pale Ale (very abridged due to space constraints, of course!), I asked … Continue reading

ReviewsMcMenamins Sunflower IPA for #IPADay

Disclosure: I visited McMenamins Old St. Francis School here in Bend a few weeks ago because I had a “free growlette fill” postcard (“growlette” being a 32-ounce half-sized growler) for their Copper Moon seasonal. While there I stopped in at the brewery to say hi to brewer Mike “Curly” White … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Foray IPA, Sticky Hands, Two Kilts IPA

For this week’s edition of Tuesday Tastings I went with an IPA theme and ended up with all Oregon-brewed versions (perhaps not really that surprising!). Deschutes Brewery Foray Belgian-style IPA Foray is the summer seasonal offering from Deschutes’ Bond Street Series making its return this year, and this bottle was … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Pinedrops, Lunch Break, Summer SMASH

I skipped a couple of weeks of Tuesday Tastings mostly because of the CBC, but I’m back this week with all Oregon beers of the “Pale” variety that are all quite tasty. Deschutes Brewery Pinedrops IPA I received bottles of Pinedrops plus a Hydro Flask “True Pint” a couple weeks … Continue reading

EventsHappy #IPAday once again!

Today is IPA Day, the global toast and celebration to the staggeringly popular India Pale Ale style. It’s as much a social media movement as it is a celebration of beer, the purpose of which is “to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA (12 oz bottles)

Three bottles of Deschutes Brewery‘s newest year-round addition arrived yesterday: Fresh Squeezed IPA. This is arriving on the shelves and on draft year-round starting this month—the first of the brewery’s Bond Street series of beers to do so. This is one tasty beer and a worthy addition to the lineup.

BloggingToday is #IPADay

IPA Day is back, the 3rd annual iteration of this social media-driven beer day, so of course it’s the perfect day to drink an IPA! Here’s the blurb and how to participate: IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any … Continue reading

ReviewsDeschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Have you had Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA yet? I’ve had it on tap a number of times already but since Deschutes also sent me a bottle I scratched down some notes to relate here. Of course it occurred to me after I wrote my Session post last Friday that … Continue reading

StylesThe Session #77: IPA: What’s the Big Deal?

With everything else that’s been going on these past few weeks I forgot to post about this month’s Session, which is taking place today! It’s sure to be a hot topic, too, with Justin Mann over at Justin’s Brew Review posing the question: IPA: What’s the big deal? For quite … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

This arrived for me yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, their summertime Bond Street Series beer that’s hitting the shelves (and the taps) now. Having already had this on tap at their Pub, I know this is a good beer—at 6.4% abv not too heavy for an IPA and it … Continue reading