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Happy President’s Day! Cheers to you if you have the day off today, lift a beer in commemoration of our first president (and subsequent good ones). Perhaps a cherry beer to go with some cherry pie? Here’s the other news in Oregon beer for this February 19 and the new …

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I hope you’re ready for a busy weekend! Besides being President’s Day weekend, this Friday is Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dog). There are plenty of things going on so let’s get to it with the weekend’s news! As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the …

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Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Thursday, February 15 (beginning the second half of the month). As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted as well. …

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My latest article in the Bulletin is out today, and I’m revisiting a Central Oregon staple: Cascade Lakes Brewing’s Blonde Bombshell. In part it’s a pitch for beer drinkers to forgo the latest and greatest beer craze and a brewery’s standards from time to time. It’s easy to forget that ̷

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have plans for the holiday, but if you don’t check out some of the events going on around the state, along with the rest of the beer news for this Wednesdy as well. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day …

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Laissez les bons temps rouler! Happy Mardi Gras! Here’s the roundup of the Oregon beer news for this Fat Tuesday, February 13 for your Carnival fun. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, …

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Deschutes Brewery sent out a media tip sheet today with several notable items upcoming for 2018. Among the highlights: The next Reserve Series beer: The Ages “A gueuze-inspired, multi-year blending shapes a wild brew brimming with fruity, spicy esters and savory, tangy pear and white pepper flavors. Deschutes’ fi

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Happy Monday and the start of a busy week! Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and Zwickelmania all take place this week, with beer events to match. Here’s the roundup of beer news to kick off this February 12; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the …

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A week and a half ago, Jon was able to secure complementary tickets for Tetherow Resort‘s third annual Brewery Smackdown. What is this smackdown? It’s where chefs plan a menu and four breweries from two cities team up to see who best pairs their beers with the food. This year …

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Two packages arrived for the weekend: new cans of Deschutes Brewery beer and two bottles of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s latest year-round cider. Seeing these cans in person reinforces my opinion that this is really handsome packaging, and the current Deschutes labels and branding are terrific in can format. The beer ̷

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Here is the roundup of entries for this month’s edition of The Session which I hosted, our 132nd edition of the monthly group blogging project. I chose the topic of “Homebrewing Conversations” and though it was a late announcement, there was some excellent conversations started from the entries that I &

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Who’s ready for the weekend? Start by celebrating with National Pizza Day on this Friday, February 9, a perfect food and beer pairing day! Here’s the news for this Pizza Day and the rest of the weekend; as usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the …

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Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales sent me some beer this week, and I was simply expecting their 2018 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout—instead, what came was one of the largest and most elaborate packages I’ve received in recent times. Four of Rogue’s stouts arrived along with three chocolate bars from Wo

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We are almost to the weekend! Here’s the Oregon beer news for Thursday, February 8. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated too. The Bier Stein (Eugene) …

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Bend’s GoodLife Brewing jumps on the hazy train, and announced yesterday the latest (and final) beer in their Secret Stash Experimental IPA series, Secret Stash Hazy IPA. It’s the culmination of the brewery’s year-long experimental project, where they had released a new IPA every couple of months throu

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Happy Hump Day! Here are some newsy tidbits in Oregon beer for this first Wednesday in February. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often for updates. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can …

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I reported in my beer news post on Monday that Deschutes Brewery is now official with canned beer, as word rolled out through their social media channels that Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA, and Pacific Wonderland Lager are all now available in 12-ounce cans. Deschutes issued the official …

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Here is the news in beer from around Oregon for this Tuesday, February 6. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that posted too. Montavilla …

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Happy Monday! We’ve survived the first weekend in February and the unseasonably warm weather continues. Here’s the Oregon beer news for the new week to help you plan your beer activities accordingly. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find R

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This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by yours truly, and I’ve asked folks to start a conversation about homebrewing: “the good, the bad, your experiences, ideas, (mis)conceptions, or whatever else suits you!” I’ll be compiling links to all the participating posts next week, to give

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Happy Groundhog Day! Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Friday, February 2 and the weekend. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news, so check back often. And if you have news to share, please let me know and I can get …

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My latest article for the Bulletin is out today in print, and while it’s still two weeks until Valentine’s Day, I took it that direction: Dessert beers sweeten Valentine’s Day. In which I review Crux Fermentation Project‘s new Coco(a) Stout seasonal that they gave me (spoiler: it was good!), touch on

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Today, February 1, is International Gruit Day, celebrating the historical traditions of brewing with herbs and spices in lieu of hops. I don’t know of any commercial gruits off the top of my head, though I do remember Flat Tail Brewing creating one a few years ago. I’ll have to …

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It was on this day in 2011, seven years ago, that Don Younger passed away. Younger was the owner of the Horse Brass in Portland and was instrumental in the development of Portland’s craft beer scene. Raise a beer to Don sometime today! Here also is the news in Oregon …

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Here is the news in beer from around Oregon for Tuesday, January 30. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. If you have news to share, please contact me and I can get that updated too. Today is the …

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We’ve been shy on hosts for The Session in recent months, and didn’t have a firm commitment for February, so I have stepped in to host our 132nd edition which will take place this Friday, February 2. With the news last week that Charlie Papazian would be exiting the Brewers …

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Oregon Beer News for Monday, January 29, 2018. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know! The post Oregon Beer News, 01/29/2018 appeare

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The latest pub exclusive beer from 10 Barrel Brewing arrived for the weekend: Double Chocolate Stout. Here’s the description that accompanied the release: On theme with the generous amounts of chocolate available around Valentine’s Day, 10 Barrel is offering a Double Chocolate Stout available now through Febr

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Shameless self-promotion time! This Saturday, January 27, I will be at the Deschutes Brewery Bend Tasting Room to present “Uncovering Bend Beer: A History of Beer in Central Oregon” — a book and history talk based on my book Bend Beer (of course). My plan is to talk both about …

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Oregon Beer News for Friday, January 26, 2018, and the weekend. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know! The post Oregon Beer News, 01/26

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