Night in the Woods with Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss (2016 Reserve)

Comfort zones and preferences are not stagnant.  They change over the years, whether by the literal space or item transforming into something different, or by the natural transition in a personality throughout a lifetime.  We can return to these things, even revel in them, but that change is inevitable. Such shifts are not always negative. … Continue reading Night in the Woods with Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss (2016 Reserve)

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Dragon’s Traps, Ginger Lagers, and White Oak IPAs

In recent articles, I have covered the realms of experimentation and variation; taking established items and turning them on their head to produce something novel.  Thanks to such methods, I was able to enjoy two beloved creations for the first time over the past week. Jai Alai IPA aged on White Oak Despite the fervent … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Dragon’s Traps, Ginger Lagers, and White Oak IPAs

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Finishing Abzû, Taking a Doughnut Break, and Celebrating with Rochefort 10

As a sort of resolution for 2016, I started a beer journal to document every new brew I encounter over the course of the year.  The goal of this practice is to catalog the beverages I ingest, comparing flavors to see which beers I truly enjoyed.  At the very least, this little notebook helps me … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Finishing Abzû, Taking a Doughnut Break, and Celebrating with Rochefort 10