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Drank: Mogli (Caldera Brewing)

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

Drank: Märzen (Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub)

In some ways, a brewery or brewpub should be judged solely on the quality of its beer. But it’s hard not to give Salmon Creek, Vancouver’s only brewpub, a few extra points. Established by th   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: In-Tents India-Style Pale Lager

Good things happen when Brits and Americans swap ideas. Just as the British co-opted American rhythm and blues to create catchier rock ’n’ roll, American brewers subsumed British India pale    More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

The President of Beers

We bootlegged beer from all 50 states for the ultimate American taste-off.

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Beer is made from barley, hops, yeast and statute. We tend to forget, but the bearded men with sweaty brows who toil over copper...   More

Drank: Devil’s Kriek (Double Mountain Brewery)

Traditional krieks were lambic beers spiked with cherries, and were once the sole provenance of Belgium’s Senne Valley. Nowadays, sour beers made with wild yeasts appear almost everywhere, and k   More
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale (Hopworks Urban Brewery)

Leave it to the Germans, authors of the Reinheitsgebot beer purity law, to create the first modern organic beer in 1980. Craft brewing has come a long way in the last 30 years, and so has organi   More
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Roses on Roses (Fort George Brewery)

American IPAs are glorious, as are Belgian tripels. Most Belgian IPAs are less than the sum of their parts. Honest Belgians will tell you as much. But the mighty fine brewers at Fort George in Ast   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Batch 69 Baltic Porter (Lompoc Brewing)

Just as British pale ales brewed to higher gravity to survive the seafaring voyage to India became known as India pale ales, British porters fortified with extra alcohol to survive the sojourn to    More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Little Sister ISA (Everybody’s Brewing)

India Pale Ales (IPAs) pack a ton of hops as well as increasingly high alcohol. Whereas they used to boast 5- to 6-percent alcohol by volume (ABV), topping 7-percent is commonplace. After all, the    More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Betsy Ross Golden Ale (Philadelphia’s)

Portland has nearly 40 brewing companies, which get wildly varying amounts of hype. Among the most neglected is Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies. It doesn’t help that the word “Brewing”   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER
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