Crux releases barrel-aged In the Pocket beer

Recent tasting event included 2017-19 iterations

Just over two weeks ago, Crux Fermentation Project released In The Pocket, the latest in … Read more

Monkless Belgian Ales’ Curtain Closer is an eye opener

For a brewery known for its strong, complex Belgian-style beers, the latest special release from … Read more

Celebrate springtime with an easy-drinking Irish red ale

The proverb “In like a lion, out like a lamb” embodies the welcome change of … Read more

Fruited sours for Valentine’s Day

Explore the romance of fruit-infused sour ales

It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you’re like I am, the holiday evokes images of roses, … Read more

Brut squad boasts new members

Crux, Silver Moon and Wild Ride offer fresh takes on IPA

In August, I wrote about a new beer style, brut IPA, introducing the champagne-inspired India … Read more

Shutdown slows effort to help Oregon wineries

TURNER — Winegrowers in Southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire … Read more

Feeling Gravity Brewfest’s pull

McMenamins hosts sixth annual event Saturday in Bend

In the depths of winter, cold days and long nights call for something extra, something … Read more

‘Drink what you like’

When I was starting my wine career, I worked at and eventually managed a wine … Read more

Amphitheater hosts Resilience Beer Fest

Saturday’s event in Bend to raise funds for Camp Fire victims

On Saturday, the Bend Resilience Beer Fest brings together breweries from Central Oregon and beyond … Read more

Some kombucha makers have upped the alcohol content

Brewers of hard kombucha say its health benefits remain; other brewers disagree

Kombucha — as purveyors of the health elixir claim — has a multitude of health … Read more

Beer feels the crush of tariffs

The U.S. does not have enough aluminum smelters to offset burden

For American brewers, metal tariffs are a bit of a buzzkill. This summer, as the … Read more

Former pro golfer turning old San Diego course into a winery

Where once there was golf, now there are grapes

FALLBROOK, Calif. — Developers were showing interest and the residents of Fallbrook’s Gird Valley were … Read more

Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life’s little … Read more

Lagunitas lays off 12 percent of workforce

CHICAGO — Facing pressure from an increasingly crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing Co. announced … Read more

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