Drank: Everybody Pogo (Cider Riot)


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Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong has deep roots in the cider orchards. As a teenager, he picked cider apples in Yamhill County, then made his first batch of booze from Red Delicious apples   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devils Bit (McMenamins Edgefield Distillery)


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There’s still precious little proper whiskey made in Oregon. Give it a few years and there will be, but right now most whiskey sold with local labels is either immature white dog or stuff that   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Belgian Christmas Ale (pFriem Family Brewers)


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Like Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, the lights on Peacock Lane and phone-book-thick editions of The Oregonian, spicy Christmas beers are something I love in December. Then they go away and, for   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Isarweizen (Heater Allen)


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American-made wheat beers tend to be dry, hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeast’s tutti-frutti punch while ampi   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Bon Voyage (Block 15)


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Block 15’s Bon Voyage should be served Eliot Ness style: the barrel split with a broad ax, the foul brew inside left leaking into the sewer. That’s easy for me to say, of course. I invested    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Vinn Whiskey (Vinn Distillery)


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The founders of Vinn Distillery were once stuck alone at sea on a raft for 47 days while searching for a good place to land. They’d been deported   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Gamay Nouveau (Bow & Arrow)


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Seven weeks ago, the grapes in Bow & Arrow’s gamay noir were on the vine. Four weeks ago, they were in the urban winery’s fermentation tanks in the basement of the Bindery building on No   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Megafauna (Laurelwood) / Notorious (Boneyard)


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Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: RPM (Boneyard Beer)


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We tend to think of beers as either consistent or flawed. Either it’s the same brew we fell in love with or there’s an interloper hiding behind a trusted tap handle. We forget that beer is an    More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Bittersweet Vermouth (Imbue)


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Oregon makes great gin. You could cheerfully surrender all 10 of your drink tokens at this weekend’s Great American Distillers Festival at the Tiffany Center for nothing but sips of Aria, Aviati   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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