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The Brew Site

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It's all about the beer.

First things first: the 12th annual Zwickelmania returns this February! It’s one of my favorite beer events of the year (though to be fair, most of them are my “favorite”) and provides a fun glimpse behind the scenes of the Oregon beer industry. I’ll be working to update my Zwickelmania …

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Double Mountain Brewery has a new experimental IPA series coming out this year, brewer creations intended to be outside of their comfort zones, and the first in the series arrived this week: Ol’ Greg IPA. Ol’ Greg is from head brewer Greg Balch, and is described as “a Pacific NW …

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This past Saturday, McMenamins Old St. Francis School hosted its 7th annual High Gravity Brewfest, celebrating strong, high gravity beers of all stripes. This continues to be one of my favorite Bend beer festivals, and this year proved to be another good one. Here are some notes about the fest …

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Brewery Xo is a new Oregon brewery in the works, being developed by Jen Kent, who is currently the head brewer at McMenamins Thompson Brewery in Salem. Kent is planning to locate the new brewery in Toledo, roughly seven miles east of Newport on the coast. This Saturday, January 25, …

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My latest article for The Bulletin was published yesterday, in which I begin to dig into the lifestyle beer segment with a look at Deschutes Brewery‘s WOWZA! Lo-cal Hazy Pale Ale. I also touch on Sufferfest Beer Company with a look at its Repeat Kolsch. Locally, Deschutes Brewery has been …

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Last weekend I brewed my first batch of beer for the year, a porter, and I thought it would be interesting to document my brewing process and share the recipe. (Actually I brewed two batches on the same day, but this post focuses on the first.) The beer is Glass …

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Astoria’s Buoy Beer Company continues to brew some of the best beer in the state, and today the brewery announced its 2020 beer lineup with details on its first seasonal of the year, Baltic Porter. What I like about this lineup is that while there are a couple of IPAs, …

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The High Gravity Brewfest at Bend’s McMenamins Old St. Francis School takes place this Saturday, and when I wrote about the event previously, the beer list had not yet been finalized and posted. There are over two dozen beers and breweries represented, with ciders as well, which means plenty of …

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Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing released its 2020 beer schedule this week, as well as announcing its 20th anniversary this year. There are some new beers joining the line up, including a collaboration series for the vicennial. (In fact, “Vicennial” would be a great name for a 20th anniversary beer…) He

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Are you familiar with candy cap mushrooms? These fungi are unique among edible mushrooms due to their intense aromatic quality of maple syrup. From a culinary standpoint, this makes them well-suited for use as a flavoring in desserts and sweet dishes. Candy caps are being used in a similar fashion …

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The Suttle Lodge is a rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the mountains of the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon, about 45 minutes northwest of Bend. At the end of this month, from Thursday, January 30 through Saturday, February 1, the Lodge will be hosting its …

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Portland-based Green Zebra Grocery recently took a page from the Zupan’s Markets playbook and teamed up with a local brewery to collaborate on a custom “house” private label brand of beer: Green Zebra IPA. Level Beer worked with the grocery chain to craft this first India pale ale, and Green …

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On Saturday, January 18, McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend once against hosts its annual High Gravity Brewfest, featuring over two dozen strong and intense beers from around the region. I really like this festival; not only are beers pouring from other McMenamins locations as well as local and …

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Technically, one of these isn’t “new” — it was released last summer—but I’m rolling with it anyway: two new IPAs from Three Creeks Brewing, which I received today. The beers are Suttle Haze IPA, named for nearby Suttle Lake, and Winter IPA in a new Hop Head IPA Series. I …

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Technically, one of these isn’t “new” — it was released last summer—but I’m rolling with it anyway: two new IPAs from Three Creeks Brewing, which I received today. The beers are Suttle Haze IPA, named for nearby Suttle Lake, and Winter IPA in a new Hop Head IPA Series. I …

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Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews announced its 2020 beer lineup today, featuring a new year-round beer joining the core offerings and several series and seasonal updates. Not surprisingly, IPAs of various kinds make up a big part of the schedule, and there’s plenty of good stuff coming for the year. Here is 

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Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews announced its 2020 beer lineup today, featuring a new year-round beer joining the core offerings and several series and seasonal updates. Not surprisingly, IPAs of various kinds make up a big part of the schedule, and there’s plenty of good stuff coming for the year. Here is 

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My first article for the new year in The Bulletin is out today, in which I examine a new up-and-coming style: Learn more about Italian-style pilsner in 2020. I tackle the roots and history of the style and review Milano Italian Lager from Boneyard Beer, an authentic rendition. Dry hopped …

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My first article for the new year in The Bulletin is out today, in which I examine a new up-and-coming style: Learn more about Italian-style pilsner in 2020. I tackle the roots and history of the style and review Milano Italian Lager from Boneyard Beer, an authentic rendition. Dry hopped …

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Zupan’s Markets has been very smart in choosing brewing partners for its Farm To Market series of collaboration beers, and the latest double release I received—beer and cider this time—continues the trend. Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider were the collaboration partners this time ar

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Zupan’s Markets has been very smart in choosing brewing partners for its Farm To Market series of collaboration beers, and the latest double release I received—beer and cider this time—continues the trend. Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider were the collaboration partners this time ar

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The beer release calendars continue, with Hopworks Urban Brewery revealing its 2020 lineup. Interestingly, HUB is going the opposite direction as other schedules I’ve seen, opting to focus on a core lineup of four year-round beers and three seasonals, all in cans. There are of course other beers HUB will …

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The beer release calendars continue, with Hopworks Urban Brewery revealing its 2020 lineup. Interestingly, HUB is going the opposite direction as other schedules I’ve seen, opting to focus on a core lineup of four year-round beers and three seasonals, all in cans. There are of course other beers HUB will …

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Rogue Ales dropped its 2020 beer release schedule today, featuring a lineup of dozens of beers with a number of new offerings. One of the notable new beers is a foeder-aged sour ale in Côtes du Rogue, and then there’s Shavasana, a granola blonde,” and the hoppy duo of Newport …

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Rogue Ales dropped its 2020 beer release schedule today, featuring a lineup of dozens of beers with a number of new offerings. One of the notable new beers is a foeder-aged sour ale in Côtes du Rogue, and then there’s Shavasana, a granola blonde,” and the hoppy duo of Newport …

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Sunriver Brewing Company has released its beer schedule for 2020, and the plan for beers going into distribution (the ones on the calendar) is pretty hop-heavy. Outside of the core year-round lineup, the calendar is split into “Haze Factory” (hazy IPAs), “Double IPA Factory,” and “Also Limit

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Sunriver Brewing Company has released its beer schedule for 2020, and the plan for beers going into distribution (the ones on the calendar) is pretty hop-heavy. Outside of the core year-round lineup, the calendar is split into “Haze Factory” (hazy IPAs), “Double IPA Factory,” and “Also Limit

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My latest print article for The Bulletin is out today: The year ahead in beer. In it I offer up a short overview of the turbulent year that was 2019 in the beer industry, and then look to trends for 2020—as predicted by local brewers and industry pros. In particular, …

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My latest print article for The Bulletin is out today: The year ahead in beer. In it I offer up a short overview of the turbulent year that was 2019 in the beer industry, and then look to trends for 2020—as predicted by local brewers and industry pros. In particular, …

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Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery released its 2020 beer release calendar, revealing changes to its core lineup as well as some new offerings for the year ahead. One of the interesting changes is what’s not in the schedule. Notably: Inversion IPA has been dropped from the year-round core lineup. This is …

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