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January 17th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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, 01/17/2017 appeared

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This past Saturday McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend celebrated their fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza beer festival, featuring 25 breweries pouring strong, high gravity beers. It’s a great “mini” fest, featuring a mix of McMenamins and Central Oregon breweries (ten and 15, respectively),

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January 16th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Monday, January 16, 2017. 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, 01/16/2017 appeared

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January 15th, 2017

Consider the weather we’ve been hit with in Oregon these past couple of weeks—here in Bend, schools have been closed more in 2017 than they were in the past 20 years—what could be a more appropriate beer for this week than Bend Brewing Company‘s Sno’d In Winter Ale? Bend Brewing …

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On Tuesday, January 17, the 61st annual American Hop Convention comes to Bend, Oregon for the first time. The convention takes place at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel and convention center and runs through Friday, January 20. Join us for the 2017 American Hop Convention as we journey across …

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January 13th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Friday, January 13, 2017. 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, 01/13/2017 appeared

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January 12th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Thursday, January 12, 2017. 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, 01/12/2017 appeare

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The Bend-La Pine School District issued an emergency school closure for the next two days (after kids were on their way to school) due to the gym roof collapsing at Kenwood (Highland) Elementary. And the City issued this urgent statement: Avoid the Newport Avenue area near Highland Elementary School. Newport, Nashville a

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The latest beer in Deschutes Brewery’s year-round lineup arrived today: Pacific Wonderland Lager. It is the brewery’s first year-round packaged lager offering, and yes, I’ve seen it in stores here in Bend already. Looking forward to drinking these; I’ve had this beer at the pub (before I knew it w

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January 11th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 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, 01/11/2017 appear

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January 10th, 2017

Apparently Oregon’s annual Zwickelmania event which takes place every February during President’s Day weekend has grown big enough that the Oregon Brewers Guild has split it into two weekends for 2017: for the Portland Metro area, it takes place on February 18, and for the rest of the state it …

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Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, January 10, 2017. 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, 01/10/2017 appeared

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I shared the same post from the City of Bend on Facebook but it’s worth posting here as well. The City of Bend sent out an email today with tips to share for everyone managing the snow and understanding the plowing situation: This winter’s buildup of snow is not business as usual, and we need…

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Our Sleep is Not as Deep By William Martin From The Sage’s Tao te Ching We are traveling more lightly now And our sleep is not as deep As in our youth. Restless thoughts stir the curtains By the window of our mind.   It brings a blessed gift Of extra time set aside for [...]

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January 9th, 2017

This Saturday, January 14, the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest returns to McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend. This is a terrific, low-key event that features winter-appropriate strong beers from ten different McMenamins breweries and 15 Central Oregon breweries. Pouring stations are spread out a

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Oregon Beer News for Monday, January 9, 2017. 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, 01/09/2017 appeared f

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January 7th, 2017

It’s the first Friday of 2017 and for this new year the one hundred and nineteenth edition of The Session is hosted by Alec Latham who writes the mostly about beer…….. blog based in England. Alec has come up with the idea of Discomfort Beer to write about this month, relating the …

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January 6th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Friday, January 6, 2017. 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, 01/06/2017 appeared f

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January 5th, 2017

It’s been four years or more since I have posted on this blogsite.  It’s about time, wouldn’t you say? So much has changed.  And the story continues.  If you see this, please feel free to post a comment.  I’ll be getting the site updated and in order soon.  In the meantime–it’s good

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Deschutes Brewery has announced their 2017 beer lineup today, which includes some new additions along with the news of a few beers (including one popular one) that are being discontinued to make room in the lineup. Here is the full press release: The brewing team at Deschutes Brewery has been …

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For this new year I wrote about local barrel-aged beers that have come out in the past several weeks (since about mid-December): the perfect type of beer to drink to welcome in the New Year! Worthy, Silver Moon, and Deschutes beers are all featured. Go check it out. The post

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Oregon Beer News for Thursday, January 5, 2017. 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, 01/05/2017 appeared

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Several of these came my way this week: Chapter 2 Casual Ale from Silver Moon Brewing. This sessionable pale ale is only 4.7% alcohol by volume with 30 IBUs so it’s easy drinking but has a great flavor profile. I’m also a fan of this can art Silver Moon has going …

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January 4th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, January 4, 2017. 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, 01/04/2017 appeare

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The Bend-La Pine School District has closed all schools today due to inclement weather—the snow and cold—and the other Central Oregon school districts are closed as well. The winter storm warning for this storm remains in effect until 4pm today. As usual KTVZ should have the latest closures listed along with

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Coming up in a scant week and a half is the fourth annual High Gravity Extravaganza Brewfest taking place at McMenamins Old St. Francis School on Saturday, January 14. It starts at 1pm and runs until 10, and features 10 different McMenamins breweries pouring their high-gravity (stronger, higher alcohol) beers—as w

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January 3rd, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, January 3, 2017. 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, 01/03/2017 appeared

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January 2nd, 2017

KTVZ has an article rounding up the year in 2016 in local news which is worth a look. The Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation makes the top of their list but they have a good overall rundown. I haven’t really done a “year in review” type of post since forever but maybe I’ll work one up…

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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 …

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