ReviewsWidmer Shaddock IPA

I’m finally posting the final review from the four-pack that Widmer sent me at the end of June, even though I drank this beer over a month ago (yes, I seem to be perpetually behind on reviews!): Widmer Shaddock IPA. This is the latest in their Rotator IPA series, a … Continue reading

EventsHappy #IPADay!

Happy IPA Day everyone! It’s cool to see all the IPA love flowing today, and I’m partaking with a Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery. Otherwise I’m off the grid (but still drinking good beer!) and will be back with more beery goodness soon.

Events#IPADay is back, August 2nd

IPA Day is back again this year, and it’s bigger than ever, getting the full social media treatment and launching its own website. This year it’s taking place on Thursday, August 2nd, so be sure to hoist an India Pale Ale that day and blog, tweet, or whatever about it. … Continue reading

ReviewsSeven Brides Frankenlou’s IPA

Since I had written up my review of Seven Brides Brewing a week ago, it occurred to me that I also have tasting notes for one of their beers—Frankenlou’s IPA. I had written a short note on the brewery review: Fruity and a touch of apricot which is a nice … Continue reading

BreweriesThree Creeks “IPAPRIL”

We headed over to Sisters today to visit Three Creeks Brewing for lunch and to partake in their “IPAPRIL” tap takeover: 10 Oregon IPAs available individually or in samples, with a full sampler tray for $15. Of course I went with the full sampler tray! The beers they’re pouring are: … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer Spiced IPA

The second of the two beers I received from Widmer last week is their latest offering in their Rotator IPA series, Spiced IPA. This one has an interesting provenance, as it is (as far as I know) the first collaboration beer Widmer has brewed with a homebrew club that isn’t … Continue reading

ReviewsWidmer O’Ryely IPA

It’s an odd thing: of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I drank the O’Ryely IPA (latest in their Rotator IPA series) about a week afterwards and was sure that I had written up the review of it here. Apparently, I had not, but I was so … Continue reading

BloggingHappy IPA Day

I hope you’ve been enjoying IPA’s for International IPA Day—and if so, you can thank Ashley (The Beer Wench) and Ryan (from Karl Strauss) for the idea and organization. The best part? All you have to do to participate is drink an IPA—and if you like, share what you’re drinking … Continue reading

BloggingIn the news: Local IPA showdown

I and four other local beer folks are in the local news today, wherein we participated in a blind tasting of IPAs from all of Central Oregon’s nine breweries—the first such head-to-head comparison of our local brews that I’m aware of. The results were surprising, but more on that in … Continue reading

ReviewsHop Henge (2010)

Tonight I opened up the bottle of Hop Henge that Deschutes sent me a week and a half ago; it’s been staring at me in the fridge as I’ve been contemplating it. To my mind, Hop Henge is one of the best Imperial (or Double, or maybe to best use … Continue reading