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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

Hop 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

Snake Dog IPA

Snake Dog IPA was one of the first bottles I picked up at the Brew Shop here in Bend, after they’d expanded into a bottle shop as well as a homebrew supply store. It was a Flying Dog beer that I hadn’t seen before—I don’t know if it was new … Continue reading

Red Chair IPA

Red Chair IPA is the latest in Deschutes Brewery‘s Bond Street Series, which along with Hop Trip and Hop Henge, rounds out a specialty offering of beers that “highlights a handful of our hop-forward beers that began at ‘the pub.’ ” Red Chair came to me the other day along … Continue reading