Drank: Devil’s Kriek 2012 (Double Mountain)


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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

Drank: Long Dark Winter Milk Stout (Fort George)


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Astoria’s Fort George Brewery is the most ambitious stout-maker in the state, releasing 14 different big, dark beers this month and throwing a “dark” festival out at the windy coast. This mi   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sintrus Citrus IPA (Heathen Brewing)


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A year ago, the hop race was getting bitter. As the IBUs in local IPAs continued their steady climb, I found myself totally bored with the style. My faith was renewed by juicy IPAs like Laurelwo   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Heisenberg Reduced-Gluten Midwestern IPA (Bunsenbrewer)


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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

Drank: Nutty Irish Mud (Fire on the Mountain)


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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

Drank: King Me

Crowning the best everyday imperial stout from the grocery-store cooler.


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Big, black monsters have invaded local bottle shops. If you’ve got a kingly budget and schedule, early December is the best time to buy limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts. But let��   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Rigel Sparkling Ale (Ecliptic Brewing)


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Oregon brewing legend John Harris has been making beer for more than 30 years. Rigel Sparkling Ale, currently on tap at his just-opened Ecliptic Brewing in North Portland, has been in the works    More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Downward Spiral (Widmer Brothers)


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There’s tension at the heart of an oaked India pale lager. The hops that make an India-anything work are better when fresh, which is why the labels of top-notch IPAs like Russian River’s Pli   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sahalie (The Ale Apothecary)


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No matter how crafty they are, modern industrial-scale breweries can’t do things the old-fashioned way. The recipe and ingredients can match a 500-year-old Belgian formula, but when working wi   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

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