Nov 23 2007
Deschutes Abyss will be released in February according to the Belmont Station blog. I only picked up a couple last year and stupidly drank them both within a few months. While the price is projected to be near $10 a 22-oz bottle, I’m thinking about getting a few to cellar for a while. I distinctly remember thinking that they needed time to settle down.
Hopworks is starting dock sales now. Erik picked up a keg of the winter beer for the Turkeyday weekend. The keg ended up not working well but we squeezed a few pints out of it before he brought it back for a replacement. The winter beer was pretty good. A bit more in the body and sweetness than I was expecting but good nonetheless. My immediate impression was that I’d probably only have a pint, maybe two at a time…which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The Winter beer festival downtown is next weekend. (the home page is a dead end. Try here for more info). There’s a big list of pretty strong winter beers there. I usually limit myself to 3, maybe 4 different tastes and then return to my favorite for the finale. Here’s my projected list (in no particular order):
- Alameda Brewhouse – Papa Noels Olde Ale. I thought I heard a while ago that the Alameda brewer came up from Lagunitas. Whoever he/she is, their beers have improved substantially from years back.
- Tucks Brewery – Gluteus Maximus. I don’t get out to Tuck’s as often as I should. I really like their stuff.
- Walking Man Brewing – Webfoot Winter Ale. Walking Man beers are always worth a try.
Hmmm, that’s all that’s really jumping out at me right now. The rest either mildly interests me, I’ve had before, or is easily available on tap around town. I’m sure that there will be some other Brew Crewers there so I’ll see what others are thinking.