Tag Archives: Portland Brewing

Tuesday 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 ago, and sampled a Pinedrops out of the True Pint to give it a test run. So this review will comment on both. Pinedrops is … Continue reading →

Received: Portland Brewing Summer SMASH Pale Ale

This arrived for me while I was in Portland at the CBC: The new single malt and single hop pale ale from Portland Brewing, their Summer S.M.A.S.H. It’s brewed with¬†Goldpils Vienna malt and Simcoe hops, to 5.6% abv and 35 IBUs. It’s available as of April 1 through mid-August. I should have some tasting notes for it tomorrow.

Received: BlackWatch Cream Porter

These two bottles came just in time for the weekend: Portland Brewing’s BlackWatch Cream Porter, their winter seasonal release. This is a “classic porter” that comes in at 5.3% abv, which you can read more about from head brewer Ryan Pappe here. I posted a review from a four-pack earlier this year, so I’ll be comparing notes of course.

Portland Brewing Noble Scot

I have to say I definitely enjoyed Portland Brewing’s fall seasonal, Noble Scot, of which they sent me two bottles a few weeks ago. With the weather cooling off it’s been a good beer to enjoy and will be sticking around for another month. Noble Scot is a Scottish-style ale, 6.5% abv, with the brewery’s description stating, “Noble Scot is a complex and full-bodied Scottish Ale with notes of toast and caramel and a sweet, … Continue reading →