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What's in a (beer) name?

What's in a (beer) name?

The complicated business of naming beers
In the early days of craft beer, when the number of breweries in the country numbered in the hundreds, not thousands, naming beers was easy. With over 7,000 breweries in the country today and each one producing dozens of new beers a year, finding the right name has become increasingly harder.

A Southern Oregon Wine Infusion

Cork & Barrel features wine from Southern Oregon wine country
This year's Cork & Barrel event, which supports the KIDS Center, will highlight the Southern Oregon wine region. The prominent wine and food event series features a different wine region each year, such as last year's focus on the Sonoma Valley.

A Sunset-Worthy Beer Collaboration

Worthy joins forces with Brasada to deliver a beer with a cause
If you've ever been witness to a blazing sunset peeking over the Cascades at Brasada Ranch, you can understand why the brewmasters at Worthy Brewing decided to bottle up that feeling. With its private label Brasada Sunset Pale Ale, available only at the Ranch House Restaurant at Brasada Ranch, Worthy's brewing team captures the essence of summertime and relaxing views in 12-ounce form.

Rainbows and Unicorns

At White Water Taphouse
My most recent trip to White Water Taphouse had me smiling ear to ear. I walked in the door and made a beeline to the beer board (electronic) to pick my Monday beer, like I do nearly every Monday.

Vodka from Apples

Back to Basics for NW Fruit-Obsessed Brandy Distiller
After studying abroad, Stephen McCarthy had a dream of making some of the products he tasted in Europe—like poire Williams (pear brandy)—in the U.S. He founded Clear Creek Distillery in 1985 and brought the brandy culture to the States.

Regaining Balance

Pale Ale in the age of IPA
If Helen of Troy's was the face that launched a thousand ships, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale was the beer that launched a thousand (or 7,000, by today's count!) breweries.

Taste of Belgium

Care of Monkless
Monkless Brewing is far from new in Central Oregon, but it's the only brewery currently specializing in Belgian-style beer. Now is a good time to learn (or re-learn) about Monkless, as they'll soon have two locations!

Cheers to Cocktail Week

From June 10 to 14, a host of local bars offer $5 special bevvies
Plenty of bars and restaurants in Central Oregon serve up inventive and/or delicious cocktails—but when's the last time you could count on getting one made with local spirits for just $5? Thank goodness Cocktail Week is upon us.

Megaphone Coffee Returns to Old Stomping Grounds

Coffee meets brewery at the new Beer Club on Galveston
Lemon pistachio is probably not the first flavor that one might gravitate toward when ordering coffee, so I had to try this one out for myself. The barista behind the counter assured me that it's surprisingly complementary to the steamed macadamia milk and full-bodied espresso.

Elixir Pushes Central Oregon Wine Growth

Tasting room crush site in downtown Bend
In a leap of faith, Kirk Ermisch bought the property on Lava and Arizona in 2008 because it sits in the center of town. Located on the edge of the historic district, Ermisch had no idea what would happen with the neighborhood, since it was still undeveloped—but back then, he'd heard a Market of Choice was in the works.

Festival Season Begins with Central Oregon Beer Week

Back for its seventh year, Central Oregon Beer Week begins with a kickoff party Friday night at Kobold Brewing's The Vault Taphouse. The festival, now under the direction of the Central Oregon Brewer's Guild, runs from Friday May 17 to Sunday May 26.

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