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Wooos and Brews: Oregon Brewfest 2014

Your cheat sheet to the most interesting beer at the Oregon Brewers Festival 2014.


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This year’s Oregon Brewers Festival has something for every kind of beer lover, and there are many kinds of beer lover. The festival has beers for hopheads, sessionistas, fruitheads and those    More
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Beer Guide 2014: North Coast Day Sip


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Fort George Brewery and Public House 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, fortgeorgebrewery.com. As an ode to Astoria’s native Goonies, Fort George sells a T-shirt adorned with Sloth’s “suspen   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Beer Guide 2014: An Oral History of BridgePort India Pale Ale


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BridgePort Brewing first fired its kettles in 1984, making it the oldest craft brewery in Oregon. At the time, founders Dick and Nancy Ponzi had already established themselves as winemakers with P   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Our Man In Amsterdam

A report from the center of the marijuana universe.


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I walked into the Green House Coffee Shop in Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District and saw Burt Reynolds.    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Brutal IPA (Rogue, as imported to Amsterdam)


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Everyone knows European beer is better in Europe—but what of American suds abroad? In Amsterdam, where I moved from Portland last year, the three American breweries whose beers are most common   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Black Sheep Bourbon-Aged CDA (Lucky Labrador)


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Cascadian Dark Ales are a benchmark of local brewing technique, featuring the bright hops of West Coast IPAs with the darkness our regional skies cry for. The Lucky Lab, despite its black Labrad   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Lemon Diesel (Flat Tail Brewing)


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Just as Burgundy comes from Burgundy and Champagne comes from Champagne, beer has appellations, too. Leipziger Gose hails from Leipzig, Germany, and Berliner Weisse comes from Berlin. Thus, Flat   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Espelette (Agrarian Ales)


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Chili peppers—25 varieties of them—were once the top crop at the Tilley family’s 25-acre farm in Eugene. Hops now get more attention from Ben and Nate Tilley, but they haven’t plowed the peppe   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

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

Drank: Mogli (Caldera Brewing)


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Chocolate may have resulted from beer. According to a report in New Scientist, some archeologists believe chocolate—that is, fermented cacao beans—was created by ancient Mesoamericans gettin   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER
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