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Drank: No, Bro. No.

A brief but essential guide to beer-festival etiquette.

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)

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)

 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)

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)

 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.)

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.

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)

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

 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

Mountain Rescue Pale Ale (Goodlife Brewing Company)

Mountain Rescue Pale Ale is a hybrid. The idea, GoodLife Brewing says, was to create a beer without either the hoppiness of an IPA or the maltiness of an amber. In this, the new Bend brewery suc   More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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