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Beer Review: Kick Axe (Lompoc Brewing)


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Dry-hopping is an increasingly popular brewing technique with pale ales and IPAs. Hops—usually milder varieties—are added during fermentation to enhance aroma and taste without bludgeoning the   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Drank: No, Bro. No.

A brief but essential guide to beer-festival etiquette.


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Beer festival—wooooo! Woooo? Come now, surely I can get a “woo” for this weekend’s Oregon Brewers Festival, known as the biggest and best of Beervana’s keg-based parties. There wil   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devil’s Kriek (Double Mountain Brewery)


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Traditional krieks were lambic beers spiked with cherries, and were once the sole provenance of Belgium’s Senne Valley. Nowadays, sour beers made with wild yeasts appear almost everywhere, and k   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank Review: Alambic 13 Brandy (Edgefield Distillery)


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 The Sisters Brothers beckoned me to Oregon City. After reading Portland author Patrick deWitt’s brilliant novel, I wanted...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale (Hopworks Urban Brewery)


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Leave it to the Germans, authors of the Reinheitsgebot beer purity law, to create the first modern organic beer in 1980. Craft brewing has come a long way in the last 30 years, and so has organi   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Burnside Bourbon (Eastside Distilling)


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 My mother believes gargling with Jack Daniel’s is a miracle cure for the common cold. Because of this...    More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Drank: Two Dogs IPA (Coalition Brewing Co.)


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I wasn’t excited to try Coalition’s Two Dogs IPA. Most new Northwest IPAs are basically alpha acid concentrates with none of the fresh, zesty hoppiness I love. But the guy pouring samples of t   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Churchkey Can Co. Pilsner

Lousy beer in a stupid package—just like dad used to drink.


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The modern beverage can is the product of 100 years and millions of dollars of research, at least some of which involved a particle accelerator. It weighs half an ounce. It is easily recyclable.   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Roses on Roses (Fort George Brewery)


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American IPAs are glorious, as are Belgian tripels. Most Belgian IPAs are less than the sum of their parts. Honest Belgians will tell you as much. But the mighty fine brewers at Fort George in Ast   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Building Block


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 In 1965, a young upstart arrived in Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory.” As the story goes...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN
 

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