This post was written by admin on February 21, 2013
Corporate Beer Still Sucks, All Year Long: Elysian Brewing and Sub Pop Records “Loser” Now Year Round Release
This post was written by Angelo on February 7, 2013
On Saturday & Sunday December 15-16, warm up your Winter at 16 Tons Taphouse, in the heart of Eugene. Located smack dab between the University of Oregon and Downtown. 16 Tons at 13th & High Street will serve up more 70 Craft Beers including: Belgian Strong Ales, Barrel Aged Ales, Spiced Ales, Barley Wines, Imperial Stouts, Imperial Browns, Strong Sour Ales, Traditional Old Ales, and Winter Style IPAs. For the Craft Beer lover, this is a not-to-be-missed event.
The Festival provides a unique opportunity to sample seasonal, one off, and rare beers from renowned brewers from Oregon and beyond. A few of the most coveted beers include Boneyard’s Suge Knite Imperial Stout (Bend, OR) and Block 15′s Barrel Aged Figgy Pudding (Corvallis, OR) which, like many of the beers, are extremely limited in release and very highly regarded. For the novice and the experienced beer enthusiast this event is an incredibly fun opportunity to sample and savor some of the most sought after beers in the world. Bring your friends and share some sips.
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This post was written by Angelo on December 13, 2012
By Dan “The Hopfather” Culver
This year’s Washington Winter Beer Fest was a great event. Once again we were visiting the beautiful Puget Sound area and what better thing to do but sample delicious and award winning winter beers from some of Washington’s finest breweries.
This post was written by Dan Culver on December 12, 2012
Happy Halloween! It’s one of our favorite holidays here at Brewpublic. And while the kiddies are out going door to door in search of candy, we’re on the hunt for some treats of our own – craft beer. As we’ve stated in the past, autumn is arguably the best for season beers. Fresh hop brews, Oktoberfest-style lagers like Märzens, and perhaps the most signature style of all fall brews – the pumpkin beer.
A few years back, pumpkin beers appeared to be limited to heartily spiced amber ales and were as gimmicky as most fruit beers in the early years of the craft beer revolution. Nowadays, thanks largely to Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Fest in Seattle, WA, pumpkin beers have transcended to greater heights. There’s even a subcategory in hybrid/mixed styles (field beer or pumpkin beer) used to judge the style by the Brewers Association. This year’s festival marked its eighth return with 68 ales and lagers offered from across the country. We at Brewpublic teamed up with Rogue and the Green Dragon Pub in Portland, OR to throw our second annual KillerPumpkinFest, the second largest of its kind, featured 32 mostly West Coast and Cascadian pumpkin offerings.
As a toast to one of our favorite holidays, Brewpublic has teamed up our brother blog 2 Beer Guys in Massachusetts to bring you each of our top 10 pumpkin beers of 2012. Here’s a look at this East vs. West list of must try pumpkin beers. Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on October 31, 2012
Killer Pumpkin Fest 2012 at the Green Dragon was even bigger and better than it was last year. With more than 30 pumpkin beers to choose from spanning many base beer styles, there was a little something for everyone, provided you enjoy pumpkin in your brew. With the exception of Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Fest in Seattle, the Green Dragon event was the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
Speaking of Elysian, the Seattle brewery came with force with a dozen pumpkin brews of their own. Chief Pumpkineer, Dick Cantwell was in attendance for the event to spread the gourd-eous goods. The buzz beer of the event appeared to be Cascade Brewing‘s Smashed Pumpkin, a sour rum barrel-aged strong ale that disappeared quickly. There were pumpkin pilsners (Elysian, 10 Barrel Brewing), pumpkin porters (Oakshire, Beer Valley Brewing), and even a pumpkin IPA (Hop Squash made by Elysian and Ninkasi Brewing). Other highlights included Hopworks Urban Brewery‘s El Gourdo II: Electric Boogaloo, a pumpkin conditioned ale with vanilla, Walking Man’s Sass-Squash, and Rock Bottom’s Headless Horseman. But really, all the beers were at very least quite interesting.
Here’s a collection of photos from this year’s Killer Pumpkin Fest. Thanks to the craft beer lovers at Green Dragon and Rogue for their hard work in helping us put together on hell of an event: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on October 23, 2012
This post was written by admin on October 20, 2012
This post was written by admin on October 19, 2012
Fresh hop season is upon us here in the Pacific Northwest, and more than ever before, breweries are beginning to bottle up these limited release (and limitedly fresh) brews made from the region’s signature lupulin spice. Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom recently expanded and began bottling their beers after five years of operating a successful brewpub in downtown Hood River, Oregon. Now, folks who understand just how amazing DM’s brews are can find limited release bottles of their Killer Green and Killer Red Fresh Hop IPAs in 500ml bottles.
Also bottling up fresh hop brews this year is Big Al Brewing of Seattle. Their upcoming Harvest Ale Fresh Hop Santiam looks to be a hoppy Washington highlight for 2012 as does the latest Trip Series New Belgium-Elysian collaboration. This fresh hopped imperial IPA is unique in that it also features orange peel as an ingredient.
The fall season also means the release of pumpkin beers and Oktoberfest lagers as well as the planning and creating of forthcoming winter and even spring beers. There’s even a new 2-year old Brewer’s Reserve release from BridgePort Brewing dubbed “Enchanted.” Brewed with raspberries and aged for two years in oak barrels, we’re hoping this sour ale will be reminiscent of an early vertical keg of the brewery’s Stumptown Tart which poured previously this year at Bailey’s Taproom. This could very well be Oregon’s oldest brewery’s most sought after beer ever!
Many new beers from Craft Brew Alliance, including several new limited kegs from Widmer Bros, who are also releasing a few new beers in bottles as are the folks at RedHook. A new sake makes the list, as does many many other intriguing new releases that you might want to scope out in the near future!
Here’s a look at more than 65 new craft beer labels from around the Pacific Northwest including Northern California, the Bay Area, Alaska, and Idaho. Cheers! Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on September 6, 2012
Coming October 2012
VALHALLA – A Beer to Wake the Dead
In Asgard, the home of the Viking gods, battle is one way to spend the day. And after a bout of hewing, hacking and hammering away at one’s brother and sister deities all it takes to spring up good as new is a horn full of ale. Valhalla, the latest in Elysian‘s Manic IPA series, is just such a beer. Distinctive specialty malts add a gory touch to an IPA hopped with rare and precious Sorachi Ace and Citra hops. Its unique flavors and intense bitterness will set your helm ringing and lend vigor to your sword arm.The Manic IPA series gives Elysian’s crack team of brewers the chance to Read More…
This post was written by admin on September 6, 2012