President of Beers: #44

Gaelic Ale: Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, North Carolina


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#44 Gaelic Ale: Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, North CarolinaState: North Carolina, a Southern state famed the world over for being significantly nicer than South Carolina. Some guys from Ohio flew a plane there because it’s windy, which the state has ...   More
Thursday, August 30, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

President of Beers: #47

Shiner Bock: Spoetzel Brewery, Shiner, Texas


Food & Drink
We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.#47: Shiner Bock: Spoetzel Brewery, Shiner, TexasState: Texas, a large and proud former nation which you are strongly discouraged from messing with.Brewery: Spoetzl Brewery, founded in 1909 it is the largest and oldest brewery in Texas. Its just a piece out ...   More
Monday, August 27, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Summer Guide 2012: Nifty 50

John Lovegrove hits 50 local breweries in a single day.

Featured Stories
It was a terrible time for a malfunctioning alarm clock. Don’t worry, John Lovegrove wasn’t late for work or a flight—he was behind schedule on a trip to the bar, missing his 7 am deadline f   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer's Great Gluten War Heats Up

Is the top selling gluten-free beer gluten-free enough? Are its competitors beer?

gluten free beer

Food & Drink
On May 16, the three Portland breweries which make gluten-free beer—Widmer Bros., Deschutes, and Harvester—stood shoulder to shoulder as Mayor Sam Adams declared it Gluten Free Beer Day.Such innocent times!A new ruling is complicating things in the burgeoning gluten-free beer market. Eight days after the celebration, the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (known as the "TTB") handed ...   More
Monday, June 11, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits

Market Guide
Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to    More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Beer Review: Logsdon Peche 'n' Brett

And other Oregon beer news


Food & Drink
Portland breweries usually roll out a couple new beers every month. Some, like Cascade Barrel House, tap several kegs of new stuff every week, more than anyone not behind their bar can track. In the hype-driven craft brew market this makes sense, I guess, as there's no easier way to distinguish your product than to make hundreds of slightly different versions of it.Logsdon Farmhouse Ales' approach ...   More
Saturday, May 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Ninkasi to Brew Out Yonder

Yonder Mountain String Band teams up with Eugene Brewer and other local beer news.


Food & Drink
On the heels of a big festival celebrating the confluence of beer and music—the daylong Malt Ball that paired local bands with their brew counterparts—Eugene-based Ninkasi reveals it will brew a exclusive light, summer ale for the Annual String Summit.The four-day twang-fest featuring bluegrass, folk, and jam bands is always headlined by Yonder Mountain String Band. Not only does the brewery return ...   More
Friday, April 13, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.

Cover Story
Four years ago, things were great for Gayle Goschie. She was growing hops on the same 1,000 acres in the Willamette Valley that her parents and grandparents had tended, selling a key ingredient    More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Cider Wit (Flat Tail Brewing)

At first glance, it’s a run-of-the-mill wit. Belgian-style witbiers, or wheat beers, are commonly spiced with coriander and orange peel. But this one is more complex. The aroma is funky, both in   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Fresh Hop Seizoen (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)

Despite the hoity name, saisons are workin’ man’s beer, originally intended as crisp, low-gravity refreshment for the pitchfork-wielding farmhands moving Monet’s haystacks around. The late Br   More
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR


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