IT’S BEEN A WHILE

Beerford muses on the craft beers that were.

DESCHUTES THE STOIC

The Stoic is Deschutes Brewing’s newest beer in their Reserve Series lineup (which includes such impressive brews as The Abyss and Black Butte XXIII).  To quote directly from the website’s description: A prized, potent, Belgian-style Quad of stirring depth and complexity.  Four nuanced fermentations. Aged, sequestered, in select rye whiskey & wine casks. Ergo a […]

NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE

In a shocking twist, it appears that garden slugs don’t have the highly educated palates that we’ve all assumed that they possess. http://bangordailynews.com/2011/07/21/living/garden-slugs-prefer-budweiser-over-foreign-brands/ After a great deal of experimentation (in fact, and odd and obsessive amount of experimentation), Bangor Daily News columnist Kathryn Olmstead has scientifically proven that slugs prefer Budweiser to any other form […]

DESCHUTES BLACK BUTTE XXIII

The Black Butte “Birthday Reserve” Imperial Porter is one of Deschutes Brewing’s most anticipated releases every year.  It is an imperial version of their already excellent Black Butte Porter, one of my favorite porters out there.  Adding to the anticipation this year, last year’s batch was cancelled when it was discovered that the chocolate nibs […]