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It's all about the beer.

Halfway through the week and I hope it’s going well for you! Here’s the news in Oregon beer for Wednesday, May 23, which I will be updating periodically throughout the day. If you have any news to share, please let me know and that is something I can get updated. …

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Quite an interesting package arrived today, containing three bottles in all—only one of which is a beer. Ostensibly it’s from Double Mountain Brewery out of Hood River, Oregon, but represents more than just the brewery. Double Mountain partnered with Hood River Distillers to produce a Hopped Whiskey, somethin

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Here is the news in Oregon beer for Tuesday, May 22, rounding up the various events and happenings for the day. As usual I will be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back occasionally. If you have anything to …

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The next beer to appear in cans from Deschutes Brewery isn’t really a beer at all, but a kombucha radler, Humm Zinger, a collaboration with Bend’s Humm Kombucha. Humm is among the largest kombucha brewers in the state (though I don’t know if anyone is tracking commercial kombucha barrelage to …

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Today seems like a pretty good day for a beer to start this week off right. Okay maybe you can’t have a beer yet but how about some Oregon beer news? That’s what I’m serving up here for this Monday, May 21; as usual, I’ll update this post from time …

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This June, Bend’s Deschutes Brewery turns 30; on June 27, to be precise. I detailed the history of the opening starting with the first paragraph of chapter five of Bend Beer: Downtown Bend, Monday, June 27, 1988: Deschutes Brewery opened its doors to the public at four o’clock in the …

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Happy Friday! I hope you have a fun weekend planned and if you’re in Central Oregon there are plenty of things to do if you’re looking. Here’s the Oregon beer news (and events) for this weekend of May 18; as usual I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so …

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Here’s the news in Oregon beer from around the state for this Thursday, May 17. As usual I will be updating occasionally throughout the afternoon, so check back in on this post from time to time for any updates. And of course feel free to send me any beer news …

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Happy Hump Day! Here is the Oregon beer news for this Wednesday, May 16 for your reading pleasure. As usual, I will be periodically updating this post throughout the afternoon with news as I find it, so check back from time to time. And if you have news to share …

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Here’s the news in Oregon beer and events for Tuesday, May 15, halfway through the month (already!). This is more of a single news dump as I may not be able to update later today, but check back occasionally just in case. And as always, feel free to send me …

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Today is the start of American Craft Beer Week, hosted by the Brewers Association, celebrating U.S. independent and craft brewers, which runs through Sunday, May 20. Keep an eye out for any related specials or events this week around you; and in the meantime, here are the Oregon-specific events and news …

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TGIF, and happy Mother’s Day weekend! Are you planning a beer for mom this Sunday? If not, you should be! Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Friday and the rest of the weekend, and as usual I will periodically update this post throughout the day with current …

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Two articles to point to this time around. First up, my piece in today’s issue of The Bulletin, on the return of Deschutes Brewery’s Twilight Summer Ale. Last brewed in 2015, Twilight was discontinued in 2016 in favor of the new Hop Slice Summer Ale. Fan support brought it back, …

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I hope your Thursday is going well with a beer at the end of the tunnel this week! Here’s the Oregon beer news for this May 10; as usual I’ll be periodically updating this post throughout the rest of the day, so check back occasionally for updates. McMenamins Edgefield (Troutdale) …

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Halfway through the week, with Oregon beer news to keep you going! Here’s the news for this Wednesday, May 9, which I will periodically update with the latest items as I find them. If you have any news you’d like to share, feel free to contact me and I can …

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Here is the Oregon beer news for this Tuesday, May 8. As usual, I’ll be periodically updating this post with the latest news and events as I come across them, so check back from time to time for new items. Belmont Station (Portland) is celebrating peanut butter and jam today—with …

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This month’s last-minute topic for The Session is provided by Alistair Reece of Fuggled, and we are tasked with waxing nostalgic about beer: As the title of this post suggests, today I want you to put on your sepia tinted glasses and indulge in a little beer nostalgia, a bit of …

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Mondays are slower beer news days but there are still things to plan for throughout the week, so here is your Oregon beer news for this May 7. As usual I will update this post occasionally throughout the day with the latest news as I find it, so check back …

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Last Wednesday we did something unusual for the middle of the week: my wife and I drove over to Cannon Beach on Oregon’s north coast to visit Public Coast Brewing and attend an overnight “Beer Retreat” at the nearby Surfsand Resort, with dinner at the Wayfarer Restaurant. In the interest …

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Happy Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you! Here’s some news in Oregon beer to kick off the weekend and to help you plan accordingly. As always I will be periodically updating this post throughout the day with the latest news as I get it, so check …

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Happy Thursday! I hope you’re enjoying the sun and warm weather we’re seeing today. Here’s the roundup of news and events in Oregon beer for this May 3; as usual, I will be periodically updating this post throughout the day with new items, so feel free to send any my …

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Here is the news in beer (and cider) from around Oregon for this lovely Wednesday, May 2. As always I will be updating this post throughout the day with additional news items as I find them, so if you have anything noteworthy to share please contact me and I can …

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Here is the news in Oregon beer for the first of May—trying to get back on track with keeping up to date in the regional brewing scene. As per usual, I will be updating this post occasionally throughout the day with updates as I find them, so feel free to …

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My latest article for The Bulletin hit the stands last week, whereupon I wrote about the surge of fruit beers I’ve noticed lately, be they seasonal or regular. The two I primarily focused on the article, Cascade Lakes Brewing Pineapple Kush IPA and Worthy Brewing Farm Out Passion Fruit, fit …

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This weekend the annual Nano Beer Fest returns to John’s Marketplace in Portland, the largest little beer festival in the world (based on its tagline, anyway). Featuring over 50 beers and ciders from some of the region’s smallest  breweries, the fest runs from Friday the 27th through Sunday the 29th, …

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I’m still catching up on news and events, but this is one I hadn’t really seen promoted anywhere outside of Facebook and only became aware of it recently: Immersion Brewing is hosting its first Give Me a Firkin Beer Festival today, featuring a lineup of Central Oregon breweries pouring firkin …

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So these were sitting on the porch yesterday: I did not have a clue that Deschutes Brewery was putting Passion Fruit IPA into bottles; this was a beer that debuted last year as draft only but I hadn’t even heard if it was coming back. And of course, the return …

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On Thursday, March 22, 2018, my father Jonathon Abernathy passed away suddenly at the age of 72. It was unexpected and caught us all off guard; as such, plans were canceled or rescheduled and many things took a backseat while we’ve been sorting things out. Including most activity here on …

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My latest article for the Bend Bulletin dropped last week, about the Pink Boots Society collaboration beer that was released on April 7 at Bridge 99 Brewery. Doyenne Collaboration Ale is a hazy session ale, brewed as one of many different beers around the country on International Women’s Day on …

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This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Thomas Cizauskas of Yours for Good Fermentables, who asks us to consider Beer Gardens. I’m late to the party due to some overall craziness and weekend traveling but here we go: What is a beer garden? Or what isn’t a beer garden? Or what should a beer g

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