The Black IPA Problem…

Posted on 18 CommentsPosted in Beer Styles, Black IPA, Brewers Association, Greg Noonan, Pacific Northwest

I’ve been loathe to get involved in the growing dispute over what to call dark beers that display bountiful hop characters without the bite and flavor of roasted malts. Their recent appearances have generated monikers such as Black IPA, India Black Ale, and Cascadian Dark Ale. The history and genesis of this style, whatever you […]

The Full Sail Interview with Jamie Emmerson…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Full Sail Brewing, Jamie Emmerson, Miller Brewing, Oregon, Pacific Northwest

Based in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, the Full Sail Brewing Company of Hood River, Oregon, is one of America’s oldest craft breweries. The brewery is an interesting mélange of personalities and attitudes, ranging from assertive American-style ale lovers to hard core Germanophiles. Backed by its powerful flagship, the Full Sail Amber […]