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Hopportunity Knocks – Caldera Brewing Company – Ashland, Oregon


Category : American Pale Ale, Beer Reviews

We picked up this beer at our local Whole Foods. Caldera Brewing located in Ashland, Oregon brews this pretty tasty American IPA. We can’t help but love the label on this one!

Style: IPA


Malts: ???

Hops: ???

Yeast & Water: ???


  • 6.8% ABV
  • ??? IBU
  • Preferred Glass: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler), Mug (or Seidel, Stein)
  • Food Pairing: Cuisine (Curried, Thai) Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish, Salmon)

Hop Knob IPA – Silver Moon Brewing – Bend, Oregon


Category : Beer Reviews

We grabbed this bomber at the Whole Foods down the street. They have a pretty good selection of local beers and we love just looking around the store when we get a chance. My love of hops was telling me this one was going to be good. Plus we have been a Silver Moon fan for a good while, but still have not nailed a favorite from the brewer. Maybe this would be it.

So here are the details:

Style: American IPA 


Malts: ??


Yeast & Water: ??


  • 5.9% ABV
  • ??º PLATO
  • 40 IBU
  • ?? AA
  • ??º Lovibond


Brewed in Bend, Oregon.

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O’Dark:30 – Oakshire – Eugene, Oregon


Category : Beer Reviews

Apparently, Cali had been eying this one at Whole Foods for a minute. I was kind of surprised she wanted to try a “Cascadian” Dark Ale or rather a Black IPA or India Black Ale. What makes a Cascadian Dark Ale ,as I will refer to them, is that they resemble an American IPA, but with a dark roast to them like a porter. I know Cali doesn’t really enjoy dark beers and I rarely have them, but I thought this version may be a little different, plus it is a Spring Seasonal that may not be back for a few.

So here is the run down:

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA


Malts: 2-row malted barley and wheat malt

Hops: specialty dark malt
Nugget and Cascade Hops

Yeast & Water: ???


  • 6.3% ABV
  • 15º PLATO
  • 70 IBU
  • ??? AA
  • ???º Lovibond