Hop Porn: Harvest Edition

On the Aurora farm where the tastiest part of your beer comes from.

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Food & Drink
Prepare to feel thirst.Earlier this week, Hopworks took a load of local beer scribes out to a century-old organic hop farm in Aurora. They gave us beer on the bus. Then, hop honcho Pat Leavy gave us a tour. Then, Chipotle gave us—and the hardworking people who run the vintage 1964 "hop picker" machine that separates hop from leaf and bine—some burritos. Then, they gave us more beer. It was a very ...   More
 
Friday, September 5, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Future Drinking: Hopworks to Make Cider? Plus, Local Mezcal by Meteca.

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Food & Drink
Our sorta-weekly recap of gossip via OLCC liquor license applications:Looks like Portland will be making its own brand of tequila’s country cousin, mezcal. Sofia Acosta Rascon, no apparent relation to the young Mexican-Californian racquetball star of the same name, has applied for a license to begin distilling the Oaxacan-style maguey (blue agave) spirit under the name Meteca—Spanish ...   More
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Oregon Beer News: Oregon Brewers Rake in the Great American Beer Festival Medals

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Food & Drink
The Great American Beer Festival took place this past weekend in Denver and beer fans from all over the world gathered to toast—and in many cases sample to the point of idiocy—excellence in American brewing.But it wasn’t just some 50,000 beer geeks and college kids that got to pick from around 2,700 to choose from: 185 certified beer judges awarded medals in 84 different beer categories that ...   More
 
Monday, October 15, 2012 Brian Yaeger

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