Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Craft beer Thanksgiving, Deschutes prefection and hemp beer

Ron Swarner

Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing Company bring you another artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy.

MORNING FOAM FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 22 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom ass. …

Looking for a holiday feasts that is more about clinking bottles than cleaning dishes? Here’s a completely beer-infused menu that’s easy enough for even new-to-the-game home cooks.

Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog probably dropped his Pike XXXXX Stout when he read the Seattle Times article on what beers to pair with Thanksgiving dinner. “In their list of six beers, only one is even from Washington State,” writes Jones. He has selected some of his favorite beers from across the city.

Steve Body hugs it out with Deschutes Brewery and “The Abyss” 2007, 2010, 2015 and Collage 2 from Deschutes and Hair of The Dog. “These four ales, actually, are what you get when brewing stuff out of water and yeast and grains and hops and the odd additive approaches perfection.”

Once again Lompoc Brewing celebrates the upcoming holiday season with a barrage of holiday themed beers. This year’s annual holiday release lineup features seven winter beers that includes Blitzen, Jolly Bock, 8 Malty Nights, C-Sons Greetings, 2013 Old Tavern Rat, Cherry Christmas, and Brewdolph’s Revenge.

Coalition Brewing will release Oregon’s first commercially produced Hemp Beer infused with cannabidiol. The Portland brewery’s mission with this beer series is to showcase a true collaboration and the union of these “kissing cousins” — hops and cannabis.

The craft beer movement began in San Francisco in the mid-1960s and today is responsible for a whopping $6.5 billion of the state’s economy. While many have driven a along the California coastline for the panoramic views and scenic vistas, the next time around travel from the self-proclaimed birthplace of craft beer in San Francisco to Santa Rosa to learn what makes the Nor Cal beer culture truly unique.

Watch: the world’s rarest cheese is made from donkey milk. And it’s expensive.