Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday round-up

- Ska Brewing Co. has a double-dry hopped version of Euphoria Pale Ale on cask. The brewery is also not far from releasing its Mexican Logger seasonal.

- Carver Brewing has Smokey the Beer on tap, a Rauchbier (smoked lager) from Pagosa Brewing. The smoke flavor is not exactly subtle, but try it if you like the style.

Now how about getting some of Pagosa's Belgian-style treats on this side of the Pine River Valley?

- Oregon breweries appear to be taking the hint when it comes to cans. Colorado's breweries have been much more aggressive and early to can their beers. But now a small operation called Estacada Brewing has adopted cans, reports The Oregonian. Caldera Brewing in Ashland, maker of a superb pale ale, is probably the most notable Oregon brewery to adopt cans.

But wait! Cans contain BPA liners, which apparently are going to kill us all. A good discussion of the issue is at The Oregon Economics Blog here. More comments at Beervana here.

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