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Squatch Watch

Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he p   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Gamay Nouveau (Bow & Arrow)

Seven weeks ago, the grapes in Bow & Arrow’s gamay noir were on the vine. Four weeks ago, they were in the urban winery’s fermentation tanks in the basement of the Bindery building on No   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Megafauna (Laurelwood) / Notorious (Boneyard)

Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Rigel Sparkling Ale (Ecliptic Brewing)

Oregon brewing legend John Harris has been making beer for more than 30 years. Rigel Sparkling Ale, currently on tap at his just-opened Ecliptic Brewing in North Portland, has been in the works    More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: RPM (Boneyard Beer)

We tend to think of beers as either consistent or flawed. Either it’s the same brew we fell in love with or there’s an interloper hiding behind a trusted tap handle. We forget that beer is an    More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Basement Brew

Step into Dean Pottle’s never-ending house party.

First rule of Dean’s Scene: You cannot buy beer at Dean’s Scene. You can drink beer—there’s plenty of suds spouting from four taps inside the pub Dean Pottle built in the basement below    More
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Night Court Barleywine (McMenamins Edgefield)

McMenamins has been barrel-aging its beer for a while, which makes sense given the company makes some of the state’s better spirits at its two distilleries, and has freshly emptied whiskey and   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Downward Spiral (Widmer Brothers)

There’s tension at the heart of an oaked India pale lager. The hops that make an India-anything work are better when fresh, which is why the labels of top-notch IPAs like Russian River’s Pli   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: The Greatest Pumpkin

A blind taste-off of 23 pumpkin beers and ciders.

When it comes to pumpkiny booze, no one touches New York. That’s what nine Willamette Week tasters found from a blind taste-off of pumpkin beer and cider. The Oregon debut of Pumking, the vaunte   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bittersweet Vermouth (Imbue)

Oregon makes great gin. You could cheerfully surrender all 10 of your drink tokens at this weekend’s Great American Distillers Festival at the Tiffany Center for nothing but sips of Aria, Aviati   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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