Thursday, September 27, 2012

Everybody's brewing pint glass and Bend Ale Trail silipint

I have a pretty big collection of pint glasses from years of visiting breweries. Over the last five years I have pretty much stopped buying glassware as I just don't have the room anymore.  But I picked up two recently.  When we stopped in at Everybody's brewing I decided to pick up two of theirs. They have an interesting shape, they are shaped like a typical glass not a pint glass with a little lip, they look like they are pretty small but actually hold a 16 oz bottle of beer.  I really like them and they feel good in the hand.
Note the test beer is a 12oz bottle of beer, but it fits a 16oz of beer.
The next pint glass was from the Bend Ale Trail.  Emily and I went down to visit our friends in Bend and we had a great time visiting the various breweries. In order to get the free commemorative Bend Ale silipint pint glass you had to visit 9 Bend breweries and either get a stamp on a map or get the Bend Ale Trail app and then scan a little barcode and you get a virtual stamp.  After you visit them all you go down to the Bend visitor center and show them your stamped map or app with the virtual stamps and they give you the silipint.  Silipint is a company based out of Bend and is the first pint glass made from silicone. The silipint is a traditional style pint glass shape and holds 16 oz of beer, it had no weird smell from the silicone.  It takes a bit to get use to holding it as its firm but if you had a full pint and grabbed it fast or even squeezed it a bit the beer is going to come out, but otherwise its just like a normal glass pint. I think its a pretty cool product and it has its place in the beer world as its light, not breakable, 100% food could bake in it if you wanted to. If you have a chance to do the Bend Ale trail you should take a couple of days and enjoy the trek around Bend and enjoy all the great breweries and get yourself a silipint.

very flexible, so you need to be careful when the holding the silipint if its full.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Everybody's Brewing

So a couple of weeks ago the family and I went out to hike Beacon Rock. This was our first time hiking up to the top of Beacon Rock. It was a nice hike and was a great one to do with the kids as it's a pretty easy hike.

But with a nice hike comes a thirst for a beer, so we headed on down to one of my favorite breweries/pubs...Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon. This is a great pub with great food and great beer and really friendly service. The pub is very comfortable with a long bar and lots of seating inside and an excellent patio that on a clear day looks out to Mt Hood.  The food/menu is pretty diverse with lots of options that should satisfy everyone. The beer is great with usually 7 to 9 beers on. It had been awhile since we had been their so I ordered up the sample tray and it came with 7 of 9 tasters...they were out of 2 of the beers as they has just had their 4 year anniversary big deal... also had a pint of Daily Bread/common Ale. All the Beers were great, and around Camas or PDX I usually only see Country Boy IPA and Local Lager (which are both excellent beers). So it's nice to get over to the brewery and try out all the other beers they have and with 9 beers on tap usually, you will find something to like.  It's a bit of a drive to get out to White Salmon but it's beautiful drive. And if you really want to make it a nice little brew tour from SR-14, you could stop in Stevenson and hit Walking Man Brewing then drive onto White Salmon and hit Everybody's Brewing, then cross over into Hood River and hit my other favorite brewery/pub, Double Mountain Brewing, then Full Sail Brewing, Pfreim Brewing, and Big Horse Brewing. If you live on the Oregon side coming from I-84 then hit the Hood River breweries and then crossover into White Salmon and hit Everybody's brewing and then head on down SR-14 to Stevenson and Walking Man brewing.