BreweriesSteens Mountain Brewing’s new taproom is open

Burns, Oregon-based Steens Mountain Brewing Company, the only brewery in Harney County and whom I wrote about last year, has been working on opening a new taproom this fall. It had been something they’d been working on for awhile, and in October they announced where it would be: Drum roll … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 03/17/2017

Oregon Beer News for Friday, March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day! News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Beer Industry2016 – The Year in Beer

I haven’t written up a year-end retrospective post in awhile but this past 12 months felt like the year for it. There have been some interesting things going on in beer for 2016, on both the national and the local level, that are worth revisiting. No big revelations here, other … Continue reading

BreweriesSteens Mountain Brewing in BeerAdvocate Magazine: Extras

This month’s issue of BeerAdvocate Magazine (#112, May 2016) contains an article on Burns, Oregon’s Steens Mountain Brewing Company in their “From the Source” column—written by yours truly. The article is now online here, and I thought I share a few extra “behind the scenes” details that didn’t make it … Continue reading

NewsOregon Beer News, 04/18/2016

Oregon Beer News for Monday, April 18, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!

Tuesday Tastings: Straight Outta Burns – Steens Mountain beers

If you’ve been following any of the crazy news coming out of Eastern Oregon over the past month—the ranching militia takeover and occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, near Burns, Oregon—then today’s edition of Tuesday Tastings will be especially apropos, as I’m reviewing two beers from Burns-based Steens … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/03/2015

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, December 3, 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!

Three new beer festivals coming up

Everyone knows Oregon is a great beer state, and the number of beer festivals we have going on throughout the year is but one of many testaments to this. Indeed, it seems like there’s a brewfest of some sort going on every weekend during the summer somewhere in the state, … Continue reading

Tasting and additional notes about Steens Mountain Brewing

Last Thursday was the High Desert Museum‘s monthly beer tasting event (which runs in conjunction with their Brewing Culture exhibit), and I was in attendance thanks to a concurrent private book signing event taking place there the same evening. I’m glad I was, because I got a chance to try two … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 01/29/2015

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, January 29, 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!