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A Tour of Salem's Five Breweries

Drinking all 54 original beers made in Oregon’s capital city.

Salem, Ore., is known by many names: the Cherry City, Exits 260A and B, the Beaverton of the Mid-Valley. It’s often forgotten that this patch of flat, grassy land along Mill Creek, originally    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Keeper of the Old Vines

Higgins wine steward Andy Zalman watched an industry grow up around him.

Every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, Andy Zalman sits at table 49 at Higgins restaurant. One wine rep after another pitches him their latest cellar stock, in hopes he’ll order a case or   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 PARKER HALL

Drank: Blue Butterfly Cider (Hedgerow)

While most Oregon cideries struggle to get any Old World cider apples at all, Hedgerow’s Robert and Opal Morrow have planted no fewer than 58 varieties of English, French and American cider    More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Playing the Hop Field

Lompoc has quietly brewed 100 different IPAs over the last three years.

When Portlanders talk about new IPAs, Lompoc isn’t one of the first names to come up. The chain of friendly neighborhood pubs has been around for 20 years. In 1999, they launched C-Note—a 10   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 PARKER HALL

Drank: 10th Anniversary Barleywine (Amnesia)

Gotta admit it: I thought Kevin King was crazy. In late 2013, Amnesia’s owner announced he was abandoning the Mississippi neighborhood corner where he’d established his brewery more than a d   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Jacob Grier, Cocktails on Tap

One week, it seems every fashionable cocktail is supposed to include some defunct European digestif resurrected for obscurity’s sake, and the next it’s bacon-infused everything. So why’s i   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Beer Review: Peanut Butter Porter and Marionberry Red Ale (Scout)

Peanut butter beer’s time has come. Actually, this is one brewing trend where Portland is slightly behind—while we have Rogue’s gross Voodoo Doughnut-themed banana-and-peanut butter ale, t   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Safe Word/Pfriem Triple/ Notorious (Breakside/Pfriem/Boneyard)

Before 2005, there was nothing else like Pliny the Younger. Russian River Brewing’s triple IPA—with three times as many hops as a normal IPA in a syrupy 11 percent ABV brew—became a touc   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pickin’ Pubs

Where to go for draft and bottled ciders.

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 1813 NE 2nd Ave., 567-2221, reverendnatshardcider.com. The hardwooded taproom at Nat’s runs eight taps with only his own product, which is wide-ranging enough you��   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Upcoming Portland Cider Events

Thursday, Feb. 26 Cider Riot Tap Takeover Civic Taproom, 621 SW 19th Ave., thecivictaproom.com. Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s garage cidery will take over a bar larger than his cidery. Expect the   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE
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