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
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 … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, April 1, 2015. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
This came in from Portland Brewing yesterday: Their fall seasonal, Noble Scot Scottish-style Ale. Available through October 15 in 22-ounce and 12-ounce bottles (as well as on draft), it’s 6.5% abv, brewed with “2-Row Pale, Smoked, Carapils, Roasted Barley, Melanoidin” malts and Northern Brewer, East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops. Should … Continue reading
I received two bottles of Portland Brewing’s Oregon Honey Beer a little while back (a 12-ounce and a 22-ounce), their summer seasonal that had not been brewed for the past five years or so. At 4.8% abv it’s a nice-drinking summer ale, and though the website indicates it’s only available … Continue reading
I haven’t done many beer reviews of late, partially because of the book and partially because I’ve simply fallen behind and haven’t written as many straight-up reviews as I used to. So, I’m killing four birds with one stone here, offering up my notes on the beers that come in … Continue reading
I’ve had lagers on my mind lately; perhaps as warm weather and summer approaches, perhaps as the pendulum is swinging back from the high-gravity, extreme-flavor end of things, I’m craving more and more a clean, crisp lager to knock back. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about the floral and fruity IPAs and … Continue reading
A tidy little package containing two 12-ounce bottles and one 22-ounce bottle of Portland Brewing’s ZigZag River Lager arrived today. It’s moving to a year-round release schedule and I imagine will be a welcome warm-weather beer (whenever the warmer weather kicks in for good).