Monthly Archives: October 2012

Elysian Brewing: 3 Cheers for Pumpkin Beers

With the leaves falling off of the trees, the chill in the air, and the smell of Ticonderoga #2 pencils, the beer world is once again blessed with the bounty of the harvest in the form of Pumpkin beers. As the autumnal spices fly off the shelves and pumpkin goes into the mash to make beer, many breweries will be …

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A Guide To Pumpkin Beer


Picking out a pumpkin for Halloween can be a daunting endeavor for sure. As the man or woman on the tractor tows you along as you sit perched on a bale of hay, and as your eyes scan the patch for the perfect pumpkin, you envision how your Jack O’ Lantern will turn out this year! Just as there are …

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Beer Cocktails: A Wicked Brew for Halloween

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. With All Hallows Eve just on the brink, You, dear readers, need something to drink! And I have found the perfect potion to conjure up if you are looking for a little something different to sip on for your clandestine gatherings this Halloween! Inspired by a beverage that I found …

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New Belgium Brewing Releases Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale


Ft. Collins, CO, October 17, 2012 – Steeped in tradition, New Belgium Brewing’s annual Frambozen release is aptly named after the Flemish word for raspberries. Now available in most New Belgium markets, the festive beer has become synonymous with holiday celebrations. New Belgium’s annual tradition of sending delegates to the Pacific Northwest continued this year, with the team hand selecting …

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Thirsty Dog Labrador Lager Review


It’s another great day for a beer review. Today I’m checking out another beer I received from The Original Craft Beer Club in the mail. If you’re curious about beer of the month clubs, check out my new beer of the month club reviews page. I’m going to be signing up to multiple clubs and seeing what each has to offer. Today’s …

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Kriek Beers: It’s All Kriek To Me

Whether you are into craft beer, home brew, commercial brew, or even strange brew, the fact remains that we live in exciting times in regard to beer! With so many varieties and versions popping up seemingly daily, it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out a new beer to try. So if you’re looking to take a break …

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Oktoberfest Beer 101

Now I know there are plenty of you out there that will no doubt NOT need a reason to celebrate the much loved brew that you are probably enjoying as you read this. Tuesdays, Flag Day, Teacher In-service day, whatever! Crack one open! But for some the celebration is part of the ritual, part of the love that he or …

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Yazoo Dos Perros Ale Review


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted up a beer review on Blog About Beer. I’ve been so busy writing my book on Oregon beers that I haven’t had much time to drink anything else. The book is done (although it won’t be available until March 2013) so I’m back in the saddle. Over the past few months I’ve been lucky …

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Deschutes Brewery Launches Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA


October 2, 2012 – Bend, Oregon – Born in a mountain resort town, Deschutes Brewery knows what it’s like to be endlessly in pursuit of untouched perfection – chasing pristine powder slopes on mountain flanks. In similar fashion, Deschutes Brewery chased the perfect hops for this new beer – growing heirloom Cascade hops from the original plant strain at Willamette …

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Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale Wins World’s Best Beer

October 1, 2012 – Bend Oregon – Deschutes Brewery swept from Oregon to the world stage as its Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale took the title of “World’s Best Beer,” again! Along with this top honor, this spring seasonal also swept three sub-categories winning World’s Best Pale, World’s Best Pale Ale, and The Americas Best Pale Ale. Cam O’Connor, brewmaster …

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Pairing Rogue’s Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

In a world, dominated by bacon, one beer stands alone against the odds…ok, I know, without Mr. Movie Voice Don LaFontaine saying it the words are just ridiculous! The truth remains though that we do live “in a world” that is gone bonkers for bacon, and it shows in the endless amounts of bacon products out there. From bacon gum …

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Henry Weinhards Launches Across The Nation

CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2012) – Henry Weinhard spent considerable time and effort exploring the Pacific Northwest and searching for the perfect location for his brewery. More than 150 years later, beer drinkers across the country have the chance to explore the taste of the Pacific Northwest. This month, Henry Weinhard’s is launching three beers nationally: Private Reserve, Redwood Flats Amber …

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