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Untapped and Tap That: Tap Takeover


Bar Reviews
In 2013, when WW published its first Beer Guide, it was pretty easy to list the city’s serious beer bars. Even here in Beervana, each quadrant had only a few destinations with an ever-changi   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: 25 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

The ultimate vertical tasting of Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve.


Drank
Today’s Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve is not craft beer. Made by MillerCoors at an undisclosed location, the bottles of “Northwest-style lager” now shipped across the country aren’t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR, PARKER HALL

2015 Beer of the Year: Engelberg Pilsner (Upright Brewing)

Craft lagers have exploded in popularity. None betters this basement brew.


Beer Guide
Craft lager had a long, slow fermentation in Oregon. ENGELBERG PILSNERIMAGE: Matt WongJust a few years ago, it was rare to see a small-batch local beer descended from crisp Bohemians in the se   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Beer Guide 2015: An Oral History of Cascade Kriek

Cascade’s legendary barrel-aged cherry beer has roots in a failed IPA.


Beer Guide
In Portland, it all comes back to IPA. Even when you’re looking at the furthest thing from it. Say, a beer like Cascade’s Kriek, a robust but nuanced barrel-aged sour cherry beer, which be   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Portland Beer Guide 2015

The Legend of Beervana


Beer Guide
Round and round they go, up one row and down the next. They look like kids waiting to ride Space Mountain, except they’re here for beer. It’s a Saturday night in San Francisco, and a bri   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Liquor Store: House of Blue


Bar Reviews
There’s something bittersweet about a shiny new bar naming a drink after the previous occupant. In the case of the Blue Monk, doubly so. Formerly a jazz club, it ran into problems after hostin   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tropicalia (Breakside Brewery)


Drank
A good chili beer is the ultimate rope-a-dope. You drink a little beer, and the spice hits. You get a little tingle and want to quash it with more cold beer, then more spice hits. When the lasti   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Taste of Poland: Food Cart Review


Food Cart Reviews
If it’s been a while since you stopped in, you might be surprised to discover just how much Cartlandia has become a weird little world. While most Portland pods remain confined to ever-narrowi   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Tacos Chavez: Restaurant Review

Tacos Chavez brings Michoacán to Southeast Foster Road.


Food Reviews & Stories
If you’re still clinging to the old truism about the best Mexican fare coming from places with bars on the windows and glossy billboard menus showing photos of enchiladas, it’s time to give    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bourbon St. Chocolate (BuzzBar)


Drank
Alcohol-infused ice cream bars from a bodega? Yeah, get this novelty while you can. Somewhere, someone’s mom is about to start lobbying for a ban on BuzzBars. That’ll be especially stupid gi   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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