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Drank: Heisenberg Reduced-Gluten Midwestern IPA (Bunsenbrewer)


Drank
Heisenberg is not Breaking Bad blue. Bunsenbrewer’s “Midwest-style” IPA—not as hoppy as a West Coast IPA, but not quite Old World mellow—is naturally yellowish in hue, meaning blue foo   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Oral History: Green Day’s “Longview”

How a small Washington town inspired the song that brought Green Day to the world.


Music Stories
On Feb. 1, Green Day’s monumental pop-punk landmark Dookie turned 20 and, subsequently, so did the single that introduced the band to the world. That was “Longview,” a song about TV, boredom   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank Extra: Open ’er Up


Drank
Doug Cooke never thought he’d find a better bottle opener than the hefty old hunk of Miller-branded brass given to him by his sister. For 17 years-, Cooke used it to crack almost every beer he   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Beer of the Year

Belgian Strong Dark (Pfriem Family Brewers)


Beer Guide
Old-guard Belgian brewers are a secretive lot. At the famous St. Bernardus, in the West Flanders village of Watou, they’d prefer that other professionals not take the otherwise public tour of    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014

Get your fill.


Beer Guide
Behind a fleabag motel on the eastern outskirts of Gresham, you’ll find it: the mythical tobacco store with a growler filling station. There, surrounded by Donettes and Romeo y Julieta cigar   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.


Beer Guide
Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Low Growl

Unexpectedly awesome growler filling stations.


Beer Guide
Clinton Street Market 3400 SE Clinton St., 234-0372. From the outside, Clinton Market looks like a beaten-in little bodega that makes its bones on energy shots, beef jerky, lottery tickets and   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Central Hotel: Blue-Collar Cocktails


Bar Reviews
Chris Bollenbacher’s tryst with the St. Johns Central Hotel (8608 N Lombard St., 477-5489, centralhotelstjohns.com) was short but influential. This time last year, the former Cathedral Park Kitc   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Give it a Tri

Ken Forkish’s tavern-née-auto shop starts strong, needs detail work.


Food Reviews & Stories
Ken Forkish ambles into Trifecta just after 7 pm on a Friday night. He hangs up his coat, then does a lap. He works the room like a politician, shaking hands   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nutty Irish Mud (Fire on the Mountain)


Drank
Portland needed a coffee-beer festival. Not just because of our international reputation in both types of brew, but because coffee, better than most infusions, does wonderful things to beer. So    More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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