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Drank: Betsy Ross Golden Ale (Philadelphia’s)

Portland has nearly 40 brewing companies, which get wildly varying amounts of hype. Among the most neglected is Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies. It doesn’t help that the word “Brewing”   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Clem’s Cream Ale (Migration Brewing Co.)

The appeal of cream ales lies mostly in nostalgia—the style’s popularity peaked in the ’70s, led by lighter-than-lite Genesee Cream Ale. With Clem’s Cream Ale, Portland’s Migration Brewi   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Chili Beer (Calapooia Brewing Co.)

Call me boring, but I like my beverages to come without prefixes, especially when it comes to beer. Bring on the ale, leave out the fruit, please. But I was pleasantly surprised by how well the    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Blue Dog Mead

Although mead is usually the stuff of Ren faires and amateur beekeepers, if you can ferment something in Oregon, someone will. Thus: Eugene’s Blue Dog Mead. Floral and slightly rubbery on the    More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Cider Wit (Flat Tail Brewing)

At first glance, it’s a run-of-the-mill wit. Belgian-style witbiers, or wheat beers, are commonly spiced with coriander and orange peel. But this one is more complex. The aroma is funky, both in   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Precursor (10 Barrel Brewing)

The folks at 10 Barrel Brewing are eager young Turks. The Bend brewery, founded in 2006, already has a “Product Development Team” and plans to expand across state lines with a Boise brewpub    More
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Nice & Naughty

The scent of apples baked in cinnamon and nutmeg wafts out of Corvallis’ 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Nice & Naughty Spiced Bad Apple seasonal. It’s like a pie fresh from your grandma’s oven o   More
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Oregon’s 10 Best Beers

2011’s finest brews from Portland and the rest of the state.

Oregon makes—and drinks—a lot of beer. No one keeps a comprehensive list of every Oregon beer released, but informal estimates suggest at least 2,000 brews were crafted here this year. From th   More
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Holiday Spiced Liqueur (Deco Distilling)

Well, that about says it all, doesn’t it? This new release from Portland’s Deco Distilling is Christmas in a bottle: a very sweet, thick, rum-based liqueur with strong flavors of clove, cinnam   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Cavatica Stout (Fort George Brewery)

You’ve probably had a stout very much like Fort George’s Cavatica. The Astoria brewer’s dark, glowing bauble of a beer, which debuted in cans last month, is “made in the tradition” of Mc   More
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

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