Tag Archives: IPA

Three 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: Caldera IPA Ft. George Vortex IPA Boneyard RPM IPA Lompoc Valley of the Hops Double Mountain Hop Lava Laurelwood Gearhead IPA Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo … Continue reading →

Widmer 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 the Oregon Brew Crew; the recipe for the unusual beer originated with the homebrew club, QUAFF out of San Diego. Widmer explains: In the spirit … Continue reading →

Widmer 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 sure that I had, that I started writing the review for the Lemongrass Wheat Ale and was going to reference this review—and naturally couldn’t find … Continue reading →

Happy 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 on Twitter, Facebook, Untappd, or whatever other social media network you use. Myself, I picked up a few IPAs and tonight I’ve been enjoying a … Continue reading →

In 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 a moment. How it came about was we were contacted by reporter Heidi Hagemeier of The Bulletin (our local newspaper) to find out if there … Continue reading →