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Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 13: Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve

Today’s Advent beer pick finds us in Oregon and one of the older and well-established craft breweries in the country, Rogue Ales. Rogue was founded in 1988 in Ashland and in the 90s moved to Newport on the Oregon Coast and today they have their own mini “beer empire” with multiple brewing and pub locations, a distillery, and even their own farm and barley farm. Accordingly today’s beer pick is Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve, a … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Astoria and the North Coast

This past weekend was a visit to an Oregon town I haven’t been to in many years, though it’s one I love: Astoria. Originally we (the whole family) only had to be in Lake Oswego on Friday but since I had the day off we decided to make a long weekend out of it and hit the North Coast, and it turned into a tidy little beer trip alongside the family trip, a great overview … Continue reading →

Deschutes Brewery and the Class of ’88

Earlier this year I was chatting with Deschutes Brewery‘s Gary Fish about various beery things, and he had mentioned the “Class of ’88″ concept—those breweries along with Deschutes that started in 1988—and how they should all get together to commemorate 25 years of brewing in 2013. At the time, I figured it meant throwing a big “birthday” type party at the GABF or similar, but the news came out yesterday just what it is they … Continue reading →

Weekend in review: Camping at the coast

This past weekend was a long one spent camping over in Newport on the Oregon Coast with the family—and normally “camping” means canned macro lagers (PBR and Copper Bell Light Beer that I found on sale at Whole Foods) but I also make sure to throw in a few canned specialty craft beers to enjoy too, so it wasn’t a total beer wasteland. Newport is Rogue Ales territory, and you can find Rogue beers (usually … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2009: Day 11: Santa’s Private Reserve

Today’s beer pick is an Oregon beer—you know I had to include at least one—from one of Oregon’s “Old Guard” breweries: Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve. This is a Northwest Red ale, 6% alcohol, that Rogue describes thusly: Rogue’s annual holiday offering, Santa’s Private Reserve, is a variation of the classic Saint Rogue Red, but with double the hops–including Chinook, and Centennial, and a mystery hop called Rudolph by head brewer John “more hops” Maier! Tasting … Continue reading →