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It's all about the beer.

Worthy Brewing in Bend recently announced the release of the latest beer in its Hopstar series, Exuberance Summer Sour. Despite the name of the series, this one isn’t hoppy, but a gose with berries. Gose is a great summer style when done right and should be a fun one to …

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This Sunday, July 14, Phil Busse, author of the new Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History (in the same History Press series as my own Bend Beer) will be in Bend at Broken Top Bottle Shop to promote his book—and Phil invited me to join him with my own book …

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Deschutes Brewery announced this week the release of two new limited-release packaged beers for “the heat of summer,” a sour ale and a brut IPA. I suspect they will be on the shelves soon if they haven’t made it there already. Here is the press release with details: Deschutes Brewery …

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My latest article for The Bulletin was published on Sunday, as as promised, I wrote about Silver Moon’s F* Cancer program: Silver Moon Brewing Co. in fifth year raising funds for cancer research and awareness. The F* Cancer program is in full swing until the end of August, and according …

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Pursuant to our recent visit to Public Coast Brewing in Cannon Beach in May, I mentioned that I’d made the extra time to be able to explore Cannon Beach rather than having to rush. In particular I’d wanted the chance to visit Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse, the OG brewpub in …

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Last week Silver Moon Brewing reached out and provided me samples of this year’s F* Cancer IPA—two six-packs and a T-shirt. The F* Cancer campaign this year is bigger than ever, and the brewery’s goal is to earn $75,000 for its non-profit partner organizations through beer and swag sales. It’s 

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June is a big month for Bend brewery anniversaries, with GoodLife, Crux Fermentation Project, and Deschutes Brewery all celebrating within a couple weeks of each other. This year, Deschutes turns 31, and is celebrating with a 31st Anniversary Luau Party on Thursday the 27th, and two special beer releases. One …

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In 2012, Bend’s Crux Fermentation Project opened the doors to a renovated AAMCO Transmission shop, retrofitted with a ten hectoliter Japanese brewhouse and tasting room with lofty ambitions. In the intervening seven years, the original location exploded in popularity necessitating further expansion and Crux opened

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The Portland International Cider Cup awards ceremony took place last night, the culmination of the annual competition held by the Northwest Cider Association that represents ciders across the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Unfortunately unlike the past two years, we weren’t able to attend in person last ni

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The eighth annual Oregon Cider Week begins today, June 20, once again bringing cider to the forefront for 11 days of events around the state. Hosted by the Northwest Cider Association, it’s a great time to learn more cider in general and Oregon’s industry which has been growing. From Thursday, …

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My latest article for The Bulletin dropped on Sunday, in which I visit the newish Boss Rambler Beer Club and try several of the beers (finally). Boss Rambler Beer Club quietly appeared on the scene last year, founded by alums of the Central Oregon brewing community. Matt ­Molletta and Jacob …

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At first glance that might read as a “black cider” but in fact, Double Mountain Brewery’s latest seasonal cider is made from Arkansas Black apples. And a bottle arrived today, and promises to be dry, and “savory and earthen.” Double Mountains ciders have been quite good, so this will an R

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Bend’s GoodLife Brewing is turning eight this year, and is gearing up to celebrate its eighth anniversary on Saturday, June 15 with a party in its biergarten featuring special beer releases, live music, and more. GoodLife was only Central Oregon’s ninth brewery when it opened in 2011, which might seem …

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My print article that came out in The Bulletin last week covered Redmond’s Cascade Lakes Brewing and its 25th anniversary taking place this year. I touch on a bit of the brewery’s history, and highlighted this year’s big news of new ownership and new brewmaster in Ryan Schmiege (formerly of …

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Happy Monday! Here’s a quick roundup of the Oregon beer news for this week of June 10, but also a note that it’ll be the last in the daily news posts for a while. Summer is getting busy, and I’ll be doing some traveling which keeps me off the keyboard. …

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A couple of beers arrived in time for the weekend: Deschutes Brewery‘s new Lil’ Squeezy Juice Ale, a gluten-reduced pale ale in the “Fresh Squeezed family,” and Double Mountain Brewery‘s Basic Rights IPA, in support of LGBTQ rights with Basic Rights Oregon. It’s graduation weekened, wi

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Happy National Doughnut Day! The first Friday of June celebrates the doughnut, and has roots in the “Doughnut event created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor those of their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.” Be sure to pick up a dozen …

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Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces to liberate Europe from the Nazis; it’s a day to raise a beer to those that lost their lives, and to those who survived and helped to win the war. And here’s the Oregon beer news …

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A year ago Public Coast Brewing in Cannon Beach, Oregon hosted an overnight media trip to the resort town to learn about the young brewery, try the beers, and stay on the beach. I wrote about that trip at the time, giving some background to the brewery and brewer, the …

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Happy hump day! Here’s the Oregon beer news to fill up your Wednesday, which I’ll be updating throughout the day. As much as is going on, it’s a bit of a “calm before the storm” since both Medford Beer Week and Portland Beer Week are starting over the next couple …

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Here is the news in Oregon beer for this Tuesday, June 4. As usual, I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the latest news and events as I find them, so be sure to check back often for updates. And if you have news to share, please contact …

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Happy Monday! This first week of June is getting busy—by this weekend, there will be three different city Beer Weeks running simultaneously, which might make June the busiest beer month of the year for Oregon just based on number of events alone. Here’s the roundup of news and events for …

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Bend’s Belgian-themed brewery Monkless Belgian Ales announced this week that a lease had been signed for a new restaurant space—a new direction for the brewery which has hitherto operated only as a production brewery with a tasting room. The new space on the edge of Bend’s Old Mill District is …

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Happy Friday! This last day of May/first weekend of June is looking to be a beautiful one, weather-wise, perfect for patio drinking and outdoor events! Here’s the roundup of news and events for the weekend in the Oregon beer scene; as always, I’ll be updating this post throughout the day …

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It’s the second-to-last day of the month, are you ready for June? June is Beer Week month in Oregon, with Eugene, Medford, and Portland all hosting their respective city-wide beer weeks, so get ready. In the meantime, here’s the Oregon beer news for this Thursday, May 30, which I’ll be …

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Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery has been sending me samples of beers and ciders this year, and so far they have been either all IPAs or ciders. Not that I’m complaining! But it’s a good time to post reviews of the two most recent IPAs I’ve received, worth seeking out …

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Here’s the news in Oregon beer for this Wednesday, May 29—the month is winding down! As usual I’ll be updating this post throughout the day, so check back often for the latest news. And if you have news to share, feel free to contact me so I can get it …

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I’ve written here at length about the cream ale style before, and for my latest article for The Bulletin that came out a little over a week ago, I covered the topic again: Need a lawn mower beer? Try an American cream ale. I delve a bit more into the …

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I hope you had a great long weekend and are ready to start the new week! Here’s the Oregon beer news for this May 28, going into this final week of May. As always I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with the latest news so check back often. …

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The latest cider release from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived in time for the weekend: Afton Field, an American farmhouse cider. These bottles are the 2017 vintage, which have been barrel aging for at least a year in chardonnay barrels. Naturally it picks up some wild yeasts and rustic character and …

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