Rogue Releases PDX Carpet IPA

There have been beers to commemorate specific people, special occasions and even animals, but now Rogue has released one to pay tribute to the carpet used in the airport in Portland, Ore.Named PDX Carpet IPA, the new "non-traditional" IPA is brew...

Jolly Pumpkin / Upland Persimmon Ship

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales are notorious for its spontaneously fermented ales. Founded in 2004 by Ron Jeffries in Dexter, Mich., it has now grown to include two brewpubs – one in Ann Arbor and one in Traverse City. They pride themselves on only brewing beers using ingredients grown from the earth, they will not use any preservatives or chemicals. Every one of their beers are oak-aged and bottle conditioned and many are brewed with open air fermentation or spontaneous fermentation.

Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink and The Holy Gose

If you are looking for a beer with a local story behind it, boy, does Anderson Valley Brewing Co. has you covered.

The Anderson Valley has its own unique linguistic variation of the English language called Boontling, which is made up of terms invented by the women and children workers in fields around the turn of the century. So, in Bootling, the kimmie means a man (or father), the yink means boy (or son) and the holy gose is a play on the holy ghost. In other words, the name of the beer in Bootling translates to The Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost.

Widmer Brothers SXNW Brothers’ Reserve #7

As many of our reviews begin, here is another story about a brewery that began with two home brewers a long time before it became the norm. In 1979 home brewing was legalized in Oregon and Kurt and Rob Widmer began brewing beer for themselves, their family and friends. A few short years later in 1984 they quit their jobs and embarked on the journey of starting their own brewery.

Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 6

My love for craft beer has been well-documented on this site, but another long time passion of mine is fine whiskey. Not many things can beat an ounce or two of well-crafted bourbon in a glass with a tiny splash of water. The thought of these two worlds combining always peaks my interest. Mark McDavid, TJ Miller and Denis Rylander from San Antonio felt the same way, leading them to create their own “brewstillery” back in 2009. What is a brewstillery you ask? It is the clever name the trio derived for there passion project Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling. Ranger Creek is not only a brewery but they also distill there own craft spirits as well.