Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ninkasi - Noir Milk Stout Review

Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Company
Location: Eugene, OR
Beer: Noir
Style: Milk Stout with Cold Brewed Coffee
Serving: Spiegelau Stout glass (22 oz.)
ABV: 7.6%
IBUs: 60

A (3/3): Thick foamy, mocha froth head tops this pitch black stout.  As the beer is drank the head covers the glass in a thick layer of bubbles .

S (10/12): Big coffee and dark chocolate aroma waft out of the glass.

T (12/20): Lots of cold brewed coffee flavor right up front, pretty bitter, not from hops as much as the coffee.  Baking chocolate notes are presented between sips. The lactose adds a nice residual sweetness to this beer

M (4/5): A full thick body coats your mouth. Not an overly present alcohol character but noticeable if looking.

O (8/10): Overall a great beer, a little more coffee flavor than I was expecting but not enough to detract from the beer.

Total: (39/50)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bridgeport Announces new addition to year-round offerings

Oregon's oldest brewery has added a new beer to thier year-round lineup. Press release below:

PORTLAND, Ore. – October 16, 2015 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, proudly announced today the newest brew in their year-round portfolio, STUMPTOWN CandyPeel IPA.

Portland, the city that started it all for BridgePort Brewing Company, was once known as Stumptown and is now the inspiration behind this new, bold recipe. Brewed with three types of hops, Styrian Golding, Centennial, and Crystal, this is a hop-forward, full-flavor IPA. Styrian Golding hops, the cornerstone of this brew, are added at the end of boil to capture the candy-orange quality and aroma. This flavor-profile is complemented with a dash of orange peel. Vienna malt is used to add a slightly sweet taste and perfect balance providing your taste buds with a fresh-twist to the traditional IPA.

“We’re the oldest brewery, not just craft brewery, in Oregon. With that in mind, we are creating a new line of beers that take us back to our roots as brewers of bold, unique beers,” stated Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “STUMPTOWN CandyPeel IPA delivers that true IPA flavor with a twist of citrus. Using three different types of hops, Vienna malt, and a hint of orange peel, this brew is complex, well balanced, and perfect year-round”.

STUMPTOWN CandyPeel Stats
IBUs: 65                    ABV: 6.5%               OG: 15.7                                    Color:  Copper

STUMPTOWN CandyPeel is available in draft, 22 oz. bombers, 12 oz. bottles, and six-packs where BridgePort Brewing is sold. For more information, please visit