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Fruit Beer Fest: How To Use Your Tickets


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Ticket one: Peach Slap, from the Portland Deschutes brewpub, is a mild but deeply complex sour made with peach puree, habanero peppers, juniper and pink peppercorn. It was the consensus standout   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Do-Gooder IPA vs. British Invasion IPA (Oregon Public House & Pints vs. Hopworks & KBOO)


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Lately, everyone is chasing charity with beer. Portland will soon have its first nonprofit brewery, Ex Novo, not far from its first nonprofit pub, Oregon Public House. And at that nonprofit pub,   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Burncider (Cider Riot)


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Portland’s fledgling cider scene needs something like Cider Riot. First, because the now year-old cidery brings some swagger so far unknown among the often meek glutophobes—witness the mob o   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Piston Pale Ale (Laurelwood Brewing)


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It seems like beer styles have been around forever. Actually, though, the first efforts to codify the world’s many stripes of brew only date to the Ford administration, and the style categorie   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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
 

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