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Drank: Dying Embers Imperial Stout (McMenamins)

Crystal Ballroom brewer Drew Phillips wants to make a stout that conjures images of tea, music, fire and chilly weather, inspired by his time in Ireland. Brewed in collaboration with Dublin anarcho-cr   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Drank: Tilikum Crossing Orange Line IPA vs. Steel Bridge Porter

What’s your favorite bridge? C’mon, every Portlander has one. To commemorate the opening of our city’s new murderous whale/friendship-themed bridge, BridgePort Brewing has released a new white I   More
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 WALKER MACMURDO

Drank: Sun Made Cucumber Berliner Weisse (Oakshire)

The only thing I like better than a traditional Berliner Weisse—a mildly sour German wheat beer named for the city where it was born—is a traditional Berliner Weisse with a little woodruff or rasp   More
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Jet Pilot, Mai Tai and Zombie Punch (B.G. Reynolds)

Since his bar, Hale Pele, opened in 2012, B.G. Reynolds has been Portland’s point man for serious tiki cocktails. His Northeast Broadway bar’s geekily researched concoctions are far removed from t   More
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beer Review: Parkway Pilsner (Crux Fermentation Project)

I’ve spent a lot of money—a couple hundred bucks, at least—on Crux Fermentation Project beer. Until recently, it all was in vain. The Bend upstart from former Deschutes brewmaste   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sweet Tea Liqueur (Townshend’s)

Why bother mixing tea with liquor like some Southern plantationer, when you can just make liquor directly from tea? Townshend’s has been kicking out a fast-expanding array of local liquors distilled   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Laurelweizen (Laurelwood Brewing)

Call it blasphemy, but I’m not a big fan of “American hefeweizen.” To me, the best part of a traditional German hefe is the interplay of esters like isoamyl acetate and the protein-dense, sweet    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Revelation Mountain Rose (Reverend Nat’s)

Reverend Nat’s Revelation series is to cider what single malts are to whiskey. Every year, Nat’s ferments the juice of particular apples to make a set of single-varietal ciders, whether Siberian c   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Apple and Cinnamon Vodka (Wild Roots)

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)

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
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