Tuesday Tastings: Two Hearted Ale, Krampus, Silver City Oktoberfest

Another post of Tuesday Tastings for this second week of May, featuring an iconic IPA and a couple of out-of-season reviews. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale It probably doesn’t need to be said that Bell’s is one of the oldest and most-respected breweries in the United States, dating the first … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2014: Day 6: Southern Tier Krampus

Today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day, a festival observed in many European countries that celebrates St. Nicholas as a bringer of gifts to children. “Santa Claus” of course is derived from the St. Nicholas legend, and some of the regional celebrations of St. Nicholas Day are strikingly familiar: children place … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 20: Southern Tier 2XMas

When I think of Christmastime beers, I tend to conceptualize Winter Warmers, or dark spiced ales, or (as in the case of my own homebrewed version) strong/Old Ales styled after holiday fruitcakes. Rarely if ever has a beer inspired by a mulled drink crossed my mind—beer used as the base in … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 7: Southern Tier Old Man Winter

As the cold weather descends and the prospect of snow looms with the winter, it only seems fitting to turn to a beer named Old Man Winter, from Southern Tier Brewing, and thus that is our Advent Calendar pick of the day. Subtitled “a liquid winter wonderland,” this is how … Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Week: Imperial Pumking

Southern Tier Brewing has been showing up in limited quantities here in Central Oregon lately, but those have been (mostly) confined to their limited Imperial Stout series; the one you all know I really wanted to try for quite awhile was their Imperial Pumking: Pumking is an ode to Púca, … Continue reading

Coffee Beer Week: Jah*va Imperial Coffee Stout

Southern Tier Brewing, up in Lakewood, New York, brews a series of Imperial Stouts (their “Blackwater Series”) that, from what I’ve tasted so far, can best be described as “decadent.” At least two are brewed with coffee, and their Jah*va Imperial Coffee Stout is available here in Bend. This is … Continue reading