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
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
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
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
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��
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