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Drank: Tropical Thunder (Gigantic with Larry Clouser)

Hops get all the credit, but yeast does a bunch of the work. Even those big, juicy fruit flavors you like in an IPA are often due as much to the yeast strain as Citra or Simcoe. Tropical Thunder,    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Keep Arequipa Beered

A West Linn native brings Portland beer to a charming Peruvian city.

Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city, sits in the high desert of the Andes. Other than the 500-year-old Baroque cathedrals, it’s a lot like Bend, says Casey Workman. “We were in Are   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Drank: Billy Whiskey (McMenamins)

It takes a long time to make good whiskey. At minimum, two years in the barrel, though your favorite midshelf bourbon spent seven or more. Oregon’s fledgling distilling industry thus has a few   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Padre Nat’s Tepache (Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider)

The label on a bottle of Reverend Nat’s tepache reads like something out of the J. Peterman catalog: “During a holiday in Veracruz I had a chance meeting with a peddler hawking traditional t   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Skidmore Western Lager (Hopworks Urban Brewery)

People so rarely go to the Brewery Blocks for beer anymore. Back in 1999, the old Weinhard Brewery was shuttered, and though the Henry’s Tavern that replaced it maintains a focus on regional    More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Couch Select Lager (Burnside Brewing)

They say if you drink enough craft beer, you’ll come back to lager. After trying all those barrel-aged imperials and hop bombs, you find yourself just wanting something crisp and clean. I didn   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buzz List 8/27/14

1. Rum Club 720 SE Sandy Blvd., 265-8807, rumclubpdx.com.  Born as the bar and waiting room for Beaker & Flask, this snug cocktail bar has outlived its sister restaurant, coming into it   More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Portland's Boozed-up Frozen and Slushy Drinks

Getting slushed in the summer.

Slushies have proved to be this summer’s breakout hit. Adult-grade Slurpees are popping up all over Portland, from familiar dives like the Standard to high-end cocktail bars like Rum Club. H   More

Drank: Tahoma Kriek (Double Mountain)

No one scoffs at fruity beer anymore. Citrus-spiked IPAs are ubiquitous, Stiegl radler has replaced PBR among a certain class of well-coifed patio drinker, and you can find everything from passi   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Buzz List 8/6/14

1. Scout Beer Garden Southeast Belmont Street and 43rd Avenue, scoutpdx.com.  You’re only a block from the Horse Brass—but who wants to be stuffed into a dim British pub on a sunny day?    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW Staff
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