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Drank: 2009 Knudsen Vineyard Brut (Argyle)


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Last December, we held a blind tasting of Oregon sparkling wine, finding Argyle’s 2010 Vintage brut the best on the shelves of local grocers, and Argyle’s 2009 brut rosé the runner-up. The    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Wild Oregon Logger (Falling Sky Brewing)


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The old joke goes that Budweiser is more of a sake than a beer. Like a lot of mass-market lagers, Bud is made with a heavy dose of rice, a cheap source of sugar that lowers production costs whil   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nina’s Lager (Old Town Brewing)


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Nina is the name of the supposed ghost haunting the back corner of Old Town Pizza. Legend has it, she was a prostitute tossed down an elevator shaft for snitching on the Merchant Hotel’s pimps   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Barrel-Aged Night Cap (Coalition Brewing)


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In dark porters and stouts, coffee typically reads as rich and bitter. But some of the most refreshing flavors in coffee are those bright, fruity notes you get from lighter roasts or cold-presse   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Red Sea (Big Island/Caldera)


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On paper, Red Sea, the collaboration between Ashland’s Caldera and Hawaii’s Big Island Brewing, looks like a messy wreck. The brew includes pink peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt, molasses and    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Get Sprung

Taste-testing the crop of new and unfamiliar seasonal beers.


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Spring is here—well, sort of—and with it a new crop of local brews. So far, 2014 looks to be the year of the citrus IPA, with a host of new fruit-forward pale ales landing on local taps and    More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 KATHRYN PEIFER

Drank: Beer Brother

Forest Grove’s SakeOne is now selling rice wine in kegs.


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When Americans think of sake, they usually remember the Japanese rice spirit as an acidic thimbleful served hot with sushi or dropped into a beer—experiences that don’t beg to be repeated. F   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Adrienne So

Drank: Mirror Mirror (Deschutes)


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There’s still a full 12 months before you’re supposed to cut the wax topper off Mirror Mirror, the new super-limited barleywine from Deschutes Brewery. It’s been five years since the last    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devils Bit (McMenamins Edgefield Distillery)


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There’s still precious little proper whiskey made in Oregon. Give it a few years and there will be, but right now most whiskey sold with local labels is either immature white dog or stuff that   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Everybody Pogo (Cider Riot)


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Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong has deep roots in the cider orchards. As a teenager, he picked cider apples in Yamhill County, then made his first batch of booze from Red Delicious apples   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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