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Drank: Sintrus Citrus IPA (Heathen Brewing)


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A year ago, the hop race was getting bitter. As the IBUs in local IPAs continued their steady climb, I found myself totally bored with the style. My faith was renewed by juicy IPAs like Laurelwo   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Heisenberg Reduced-Gluten Midwestern IPA (Bunsenbrewer)


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Heisenberg is not Breaking Bad blue. Bunsenbrewer’s “Midwest-style” IPA—not as hoppy as a West Coast IPA, but not quite Old World mellow—is naturally yellowish in hue, meaning blue foo   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank Extra: Open ’er Up


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Doug Cooke never thought he’d find a better bottle opener than the hefty old hunk of Miller-branded brass given to him by his sister. For 17 years-, Cooke used it to crack almost every beer he   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Brutal IPA (Rogue, as imported to Amsterdam)


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Everyone knows European beer is better in Europe—but what of American suds abroad? In Amsterdam, where I moved from Portland last year, the three American breweries whose beers are most common   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Nutty Irish Mud (Fire on the Mountain)


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Portland needed a coffee-beer festival. Not just because of our international reputation in both types of brew, but because coffee, better than most infusions, does wonderful things to beer. So    More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian Christmas Ale (pFriem Family Brewers)


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Like Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, the lights on Peacock Lane and phone-book-thick editions of The Oregonian, spicy Christmas beers are something I love in December. Then they go away and, for   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Isarweizen (Heater Allen)


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American-made wheat beers tend to be dry, hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeast’s tutti-frutti punch while ampi   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Bon Voyage (Block 15)


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Block 15’s Bon Voyage should be served Eliot Ness style: the barrel split with a broad ax, the foul brew inside left leaking into the sewer. That’s easy for me to say, of course. I invested    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sparkle Party

Tiny local bubbles to fuel your first toast of 2014.


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It’s the pop that does it. Even if you spend the rest of the night drinking Scotch or mead, when the clock strikes 12 on the last night of the year, you’re going to want to loose the cork on   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 LYLA ROWEN

Drank Extra: 100 Kegs of Beer On The Wall

Portland’s Breakside Brewery made 100 different beers this year. We asked Ben Edmunds to pick five favorites and five duds.


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It’s Friday night and a cabal of Portland beer writers are gathered in the back room of a chilly Milwaukie warehouse. All these important beer people—familiar names like Lisa Morrison, Ezra    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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