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Drank: Apple and Cinnamon Vodka (Wild Roots)


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The world of “infused” vodkas is an awful place—a wasteland of rocket-fuel liquors spruced with car-freshener aromas. But Portland’s Wild Roots is one of the few liquor makers to use real frui   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Absinthe Minded Stout Gruit Ale (Fire Cirkl)


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After a few summer beer festivals, you start to think you’ve seen it all. How many blackberry sours are gonna come out this year, anyway? So it’s exciting to spot something as crazy as this absint   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

How To Pwn PDX Beer Week


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PDX Beer Week is not actually a week. It takes 11 days (June 11-21, pdxbeerweek.com) to cram in all three festivals, plus tap takeovers and pairings dinners. Here’s your guide. Get the offic   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Dog Day IPA (Hondo’s)


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Hondo’s Brew and Cork is an odd institution in Astoria, a delightfully cranky little bottle shop, homebrew supply shop and nanobrewery, with beers that can be as up and down as a ride at Six   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Wine Review: Underwood Rosé (Union Wine Co.)


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Oregon pinot noir in a can? Eh. The first aluminum-sided label I tried from Portland’s Union Wine Co. didn’t do anything for me—something feels wrong about drinking dry red wine out of a   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Snakebite (Gigantic/Cider Riot)


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Mixing cider and beer makes you crazy, the legend goes. Maybe this came from London goths downing blood-red cider-beer drinks mixed with blackcurrant, maybe from working stiffs tempering the b   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: 2014 Whité (Jackalope Wine Cellars)


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Cabernet franc is a workhorse of a grape. The gnarly-branched red fruit flourishes in cold, gravelly soil and is mostly used to give heft to red blends. But Jackalope Wine Cellars’ new wine    More
 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ENID SPITZ

Drank: Straight Rye Whiskey (Stein)


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Stein Distillery makes straight rye the cowboy way, with rye grown in their own fields near Joseph, Ore., plus 25 percent corn they buy from farmers 150 miles west in Hermiston. It’s aged ju   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Chocolate Cinnamon Stout (Terminal Gravity)


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There was a time when Terminal Gravity Brewing made Portland’s go-to IPA. Or so they tell me—that was long before my time, and I’ve only ever had the stuff in dingy corner sports bars, t   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian-Style Dark Ale (Pfriem Family Brewers)


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It took a year longer than expected, but Pfriem’s bottles are pfinally here. The Hood River brewery, whose Belgian Strong Dark became our 2014 Beer of the Year, has been draft-only since ope   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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