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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

Drank: Imperial Pray for Snow (10 Barrel Brewing)

Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing is locked and loaded, with the busiest of the many brewpubs at the foot of Mount Bachelor and plans to open a sister spot in Boise manned with talent poached from other    More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Hops Cider (Anthem)

Previously only available on draft in the odd bar, Anthem Cider is now being bottled and sold under its own slickly designed label. The inaugural release of the new line from Salem cidery Wander   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Batch 69 Baltic Porter (Lompoc Brewing)

Just as British pale ales brewed to higher gravity to survive the seafaring voyage to India became known as India pale ales, British porters fortified with extra alcohol to survive the sojourn to    More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Sake and Momokawa Diamond Junmai Ginjo (Sakeone)

“Sake Fest PDX is next week; you should review some sake,” said my editor, plonking two bottles from local producer SakeOne on my desk. The first, a Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass sake, poured t   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale (Alameda Brewing Co.)

The bubblegum-pink wax seal on Alameda’s Bad Bunny Easter-themed spring seasonal should have been the tip-off. But the concept of an imperial cream ale was just too interesting to pass up. Cre   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Drank: Little Sister ISA (Everybody’s Brewing)

India Pale Ales (IPAs) pack a ton of hops as well as increasingly high alcohol. Whereas they used to boast 5- to 6-percent alcohol by volume (ABV), topping 7-percent is commonplace. After all, the    More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Kili Wit (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)

Logsdon’s white beer has a sweet spot. Made by a Hood River-based organic brewer specializing in saisons—including our favorite Oregon beer of 2011, the Logsdon Fresh Hop Seizoen—it uses O   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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