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Beer Guide 2013: Beer of the Year

Urban Farmhouse Ale (The Commons)


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Mike Wright looked like a different man a year ago. When Wright opened his Commons Brewery to a gaggle of local beer writers last March, he was clean-shaven and wearing a polo shirt, resembling    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2013: 9 Other Favorites


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No. 2: Oblique Black & White Coffee Blonde Stout (Cascade) Cascade Brewing’s Oblique Black and White Coffee Blonde Stout has a logic-defying, tongue-twisting name. It fits the beer wel   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Bottle Shops and Tasting Rooms

Where to get great beer in your neighborhood.


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WEST OF THE WILLAMETTEThe west side of the Willamette River may lack the east side’s dizzying cultural output. It may lack the great restaurants, the edgy aesthetic, the diversity (read: “youn   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Out and About

Favorite breweries from across Oregon.


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The Coast Astoria: In 1985, Chunk and Mikey stole our heart. In 2006, Fort George Brewery (1483 Duane St., Astoria, fortgeorgebrewery.com) came for a piece of our liver. Fort George’s Vortex IPA    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: An Oral History of the Widmer Hefeweizen


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Widmer Brothers Brewing started in 1984, when six breweries controlled 90 percent of the American beer market. With the help of family, including their father, Ray, brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer op   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

Beer Guide 2013: Now You Brew

A guide to Portland homebrew shops.


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Chuck Klosterman once observed that every teenager goes through a Led Zeppelin phase. Sometimes, it lasts a week. Other times, for a year. But it happens. This axiom holds for homebrewing. As    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Age 'n' Wisdom

Should you age that beer?


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Portland is a beer town surrounded by wine country. That, as much as anything, gives us reason to take suds seriously. And nothing says “sophisticated” like a cellar stocked with rare vin   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

Beer Guide 2013: Geek Speak

A selected and mostly accurate glossary of beer terminology.


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Abbey: From, or in the style of, beers made by quiet little men who have forever forsaken a woman’s touch. Aging: A time-out for overly aggressive young beer. It’s left to sit in a cool, dark p   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff

Beer Guide 2013: Introduction


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Do you prefer BridgePort IPA or Full Sail ESB? The last time Willamette Week published a beer guide, that was the hot debate. The editor of our 1999 guide—a guy named Jeff Alworth—couldn’t   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2013: Seasons of Love

Favorite seasonals from Portland and beyond.


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SPRING Ruthless Rye (Sierra Nevada)Nestucca ESB (Pelican)Hugo (Heater Allen)Peche ‘N Brett (Logsdon)ESB (Full Sail)SUMMER Summer Squeeze (BridgePort)YuleSmith Summer (AleSmith)Trade Winds (The Bruer   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 WW Staff
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