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Drank: Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout (Elysian Brewing Company)

Seattle’s Elysian Brewing is the pumpkin king of the Northwest, brewing 13 different pumpkin beers and hosting a massive pumpkin brew festival that draws entrants from as far away as Norway. E   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Axes of Evil (Gigantic Brewing/Three Floyds Brewing)

Axes of Evil is a fence mender. Despite the massive flying skull on the side, Indiana’s Three Floyds Brewing didn’t make half this beer. (“I didn’t even know that happened,” said the g   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Five Pine Chocolate Porter (Three Creeks Brewing Co.)

Chocolate beers, like chocolate bars, fall along a wide sweetness continuum. Put Rogue’s popular chocolate stout right in the middle. Far to one side, there’s the layered bitterness of Brookly   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Figaro (Cascade Brewing)

With Cascade Brewing Barrel House tapping  a bizarre new sour concoction pretty much every week, it’s hard to get too wound up about a new release. Honey ginger lime and elderberry? Again   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Reverend Nat’s Deliverance Ginger (Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider)

Portland may be the least religious city in the country, but something tells me the Reverend Nat will find his flock here. He may not save us from our fornicating or slothful or ass-coveting ways,   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Chris’s Berliner Weiss (Full Sail Brewing Co.)

You won’t find any woodruff syrup for sale in Portland. That’s a shame, because it’s just what we need to take Full Sail’s excellent Berliner Weiss to the next level. In Germany, the sli   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Black Butte XXIV (Deschutes Brewery)

Though it’s labeled a porter, Black Butte XXIV is as stout a brew as you’ll find. Stouts are  basically stronger, thicker porters, often using roasted barley to give a beer more coffee an   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Review: Kick Axe (Lompoc Brewing)

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.

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

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