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Drank: Sahalie (The Ale Apothecary)

No matter how crafty they are, modern industrial-scale breweries can’t do things the old-fashioned way. The recipe and ingredients can match a 500-year-old Belgian formula, but when working wi   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Mogli (Caldera Brewing)

Chocolate may have resulted from beer. According to a report in New Scientist, some archeologists believe chocolate—that is, fermented cacao beans—was created by ancient Mesoamericans gettin   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Valley Weisse (Solera Brewery)

The tiny town of Parkdale doesn’t have a stoplight, but it has a brewery. Journeyman brewer Jason Kahler took over the shuttered Elliot Glacier Public House last April, making his own brews in   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: O’Dark:30 (Oakshire Brewing)

Oakshire’s O’Dark:30 is a brew born of war. Like other beers of the newish style known locally as Cascadian Dark Ale, it represents an audacious plot to force an alliance between piney, resi   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Milk Stout (Widmer Brothers)

To answer your first question: Yes, this is beer with milk in it. Sort of, anyway. Milk stouts are made by adding lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk, to a base of dark, chocolaty malts. Brewer��   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Maui Mango Passion (Lanilai)

This Portland-made “relaxation drink,” if one takes the innuendo on Lanilai’s website at face value, will help you live longer, reduce joint pain, sleep better, attain the heights of menta   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Aria Portland Dry Gin (Aria)

Stodgy old gin has seen something of a renaissance of late, with West Coast craft distillers livening it up with lavender, caraway and malted barley. “Gin” is broadly defined, with spirits f   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Märzen (Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub)

In some ways, a brewery or brewpub should be judged solely on the quality of its beer. But it’s hard not to give Salmon Creek, Vancouver’s only brewpub, a few extra points. Established by th   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Santa’s Beered

Drinking the 12 beers of Christmas.

Santa sees you when you’re sleeping, awake and even when you’re buying beer. The old man has the coolers covered, showing up in early October and hanging around until the new year. It seems    More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 WW Staff

Growing Rogue

Medford’s Porter Lombard makes wine unlike anyone.

Porter Lombard’s laboratory is dim and cluttered, its shelves packed with mismatched bottles of purple and red fluid surrounded by knives, beakers, notebooks, plastic tubing and one giant wood   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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