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).
Portland Brewing’s spring seasonal, of which they sent me a sample recently, is their Rose Hip Gold, a “Belgian-style ale with notes of fruit and spice and a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the kettle.” I believe they had first released this last year as … Continue reading
This Valentine’s Day weekend I received a couple of bottles from Portland Brewing that were appropriate for the holiday: (The roses were ours already.) Rose Hip Gold, their “Belgian-style ale with notes of fruit and spice and a little citrusy bite from a generous addition of rose hips in the … Continue reading
I hadn’t yet gotten to blogging about these arrivals, with the holidays and more-or-less taking “time off” from the blog, but these two beer packages came recently: The ostensibly-2014 edition of Deschutes Brewery‘s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale, just-released and tasting awfully fresh. An eight-pack of beer from Portland Brewing, … Continue reading