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October 16th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Monday, October 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, 10/16/2017 appeared

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October 15th, 2017

The Humane Society of the United States will be holding a local meeting at The Environmental Center on Kansas Avenue this coming Wednesday, October 18. The topic is Turning Compassion into Action; working with and lobbying the federal government on animal welfare. Here’s the press release: What: There’s so m

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October 14th, 2017

Today was Widow’s Day at the McMenamins Thompson Brewery in Salem, the release day for their annual Halloween seasonal, Black Widow Porter. Black Widow was first brewed at Thompson back in the ’90s and it has become a McMenamins staple since. And as it happens, this week the company also …

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October 13th, 2017

This Saturday, October 14, Bend Brewing Company is hosting Fresh Hops on the Pond, a mini fresh hop beer festival featuring a lineup of all local breweries. it runs from noon to 9pm and takes place outside in BBC’s new beergarden lawn and patio area. It’s the most wonderful time …

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Oregon Beer News for Friday, October 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, 10/13/2017 appeared

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October 12th, 2017

You know at some point I had to… and they’re coming—pumpkin beers! That’s the topic of my latest print article which showed up in the Bulletin this week: Embracing pumpkin beer season. Most of America’s brewing traditions are imported from other countries — Germany, England and Belgium for th

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Oregon Beer News for Thursday, October 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, 10/12/2017 appeare

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October 11th, 2017

For the last couple of years, Bend’s iconic Pine Tavern restaurant has been holding their “PT8x” Beerfest Invitationals—showcases for Central Oregon’s breweries to pour their best beers in a friendly competition for which the winner would be the PT tap for a year. It started two years ago wi

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Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, October 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, 10/11/2017 appear

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October 10th, 2017

Behind on posting these Bend City Council meeting minutes again, but I’ve got them up and downloadable for August and September now. The Council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and issues minutes accordingly. All of these are in Microsoft Word .doc format: Bend City Council minutes, 08-02-17 B

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Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, October 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, 10/10/2017 appeared

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October 9th, 2017

This month’s edition of The Session is hosted by Jack Perdue of Deep Beer, and the topic he’s chosen is one I’m a bit surprised we haven’t touched on before. (Though to be fair, I haven’t dug back through the archives to verify if this is one hundred percent accurate.) …

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I don’t have an Oregon Beer News post for today, Monday the 9th; my company (the day job where I work as a web developer) is co-sponsoring and co-hosting a marketing conference this week, so I’ve been pulled in a few directions and just don’t much have time at the …

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My favorite new gadget in at least a decade is my Samsung Gear S3 Classic. It buzzes on my wrist every time I get one of the 10,000 or so work emails a month. Does that sound like Hell on Earth to you? Well it’s heavenly, to me. A flick of the wrist, and I […]

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October 8th, 2017

Two packages came in this week, one from 2 Towns Ciderhouse and the other from Deschutes Brewery. From 2 Towns comes their 2016 vintage Cidre Bouché, a keeved French-style cider, released in a limited run of 375ml bottles. I’m expecting a fairly dry cider with barnyard notes to come from this …

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October 7th, 2017

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony took place today, announcing the winners of a competition that has a rather amazing set of logisitics behind it for a beer judging event: First off, huge congratulations to all of the winners this year: to be able to stand out among nearly …

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October 6th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Friday, October 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, 10/06/2017 appeared f

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Healing happens and it doesn’t happen, and often we don’t know why. Often healing happens to those who have done everything “wrong” and it doesn’t happen for those who have done everything “right.” So, in this paradox, how CAN we heal and be a part of healing?

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The folks over at GoodLife Brewing here in Bend first told me about this collaboration probably two years ago when they were just getting started with it: Brett Lager, a collaboration with The Ale Apothecary (who at the time was building out their barrel and tasting room next door to …

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October 5th, 2017

Bend’s Silver Moon Brewing re-opened their downtown pub to the public this week, after five months of renovations originally slated to last six weeks. Next weekend, on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, they are holding their grand re-opening with live music returning to the venue. Last week the …

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Oregon Beer News for Thursday, October 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, 10/05/2017 appeared

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October 4th, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Wednesday, October 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, 10/04/2017 appeare

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October 3rd, 2017

Oregon Beer News for Tuesday, October 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, 10/03/2017 appeared

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Deschutes Brewery this morning issued the press release announcing this year’s release of their winter ale, Jubelale—and this year happens to be the 30th release of this beer. First released in 1988, “Jubel-Ale” was hand-bottled in 750ml champagne bottles, and it has returned every year since. (Ch

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Another good year for the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival; the weather was a bit chillier than in recent years but that certainly did not keep people away! This year there were more vendors (including Bend Brew Daddy) and I’m reasonably sure more people attending early on. One thing that started …

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October 2nd, 2017

Tonight, a candlelight vigil is planned for the Las Vegas shooting victims: Tonight at 6:30-7:30 Drake Park Stage Area There will be no speakers! We will quietly gather for an hour to pay our respects. Please share so everyone knows! If you’re interested check out the link and share it on Facebook. The post

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Oregon Beer News for Monday, October 2, 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, 10/02/2017 appeared f

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October 1st, 2017

Cascade Lakes Brewing out of Redmond, Oregon brewed two fresh hop beers this year, and on Friday they sent out a press release detailing them: Sizzle Juice Fresh Hop IPA and Frog Water Fresh Hop IPA. Both beers are available both in bottles and on draft, and they were pouring …

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The folks at Crux Fermentation Project here in Bend dropped these off to me on Friday: Dr. Jack Fresh Hop IPA, Crystal Zwickle Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and Snow Cave Winter Ale. These are two of the six fresh hop beers they are releasing this year (three cans, three draft), …

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