Drank: Couch Select Lager (Burnside Brewing)

They say if you drink enough craft beer, you’ll come back to lager. After trying all those barrel-aged imperials and hop bombs, you find yourself just wanting something crisp and clean. I didn   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Tahoma Kriek (Double Mountain)

No one scoffs at fruity beer anymore. Citrus-spiked IPAs are ubiquitous, Stiegl radler has replaced PBR among a certain class of well-coifed patio drinker, and you can find everything from passi   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Black 13 (Boneyard)

Boneyard has been shorting the market since it opened. Tony Lawrence assembled his Bend brewery from pieces and parts collected during his visits to other breweries across the country as a consu   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Ireland Style Premium Light Ale (Henry Weinhard’s, 1984)

In 1984, a time capsule was buried in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Inside, with a pair of Nikes, a boom box and a “Frankie Says Relax” T-shirt, went two bottles of Henry Weinhard’s ales. Henry   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Piston Pale Ale (Laurelwood Brewing)

It seems like beer styles have been around forever. Actually, though, the first efforts to codify the world’s many stripes of brew only date to the Ford administration, and the style categorie   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Wild Oregon Logger (Falling Sky Brewing)

The old joke goes that Budweiser is more of a sake than a beer. Like a lot of mass-market lagers, Bud is made with a heavy dose of rice, a cheap source of sugar that lowers production costs whil   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Barrel-Aged Night Cap (Coalition Brewing)

In dark porters and stouts, coffee typically reads as rich and bitter. But some of the most refreshing flavors in coffee are those bright, fruity notes you get from lighter roasts or cold-presse   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Red Sea (Big Island/Caldera)

On paper, Red Sea, the collaboration between Ashland’s Caldera and Hawaii’s Big Island Brewing, looks like a messy wreck. The brew includes pink peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt, molasses and    More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Mirror Mirror (Deschutes)

There’s still a full 12 months before you’re supposed to cut the wax topper off Mirror Mirror, the new super-limited barleywine from Deschutes Brewery. It’s been five years since the last    More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Devil’s Kriek 2012 (Double Mountain)

The just-released bottles of Double Mountain’s Devil’s Kriek have two very important numbers on them. The first is the year the beer was brewed—2012—which, in following the wine world’   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR


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