Deschutes Brewery located in Bend, Ore. is decidedly one of the largest craft breweries in our nation, stretching back on the timeline to the Reagan era.
It produces many readily available beers all the way from ales to weizenbocks. As for this review, I'll be taking a closer look at the Pinedrops IPA.
What the hell is in Vermont’s water? An easily forgotten about state, once jokingly known to most New Englanders as the Killington Ski Resort state, has emerged as a veritable Shangri-La within the craft beer world. People from around the world plan pilgrimages to Vermont in order to taste some of the renowned fermented liquids from the likes of The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids.
If you are like me, when you hear "green tea" you think of something you are suppose to drink after a yoga class, or a Pilates session. It's the kind of drink that is meant to increase your anti-oxidants, help you self-awareness, make you a better person. Not necessarily what I equate with beer.
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits has a year round beer called Sculpin India Pale Ale. Named after the sculpin fish which has poisonous fins but is supposed to have delicious meat, the brewery describes the beer as “something that has a sting but tastes great.” While, Ballast Point stepped it up a notch when they made the Habanero Sculpin, adding habanero peppers to the brewing process.