Like so many of Charles Porter’s beers, it’s an elegant expression of his minimalistic philosophy.
“We pick out all the stuff that could make it bad. We look at every step and say, like, ‘OK, what could go wrong?’”
Making nine beta batches of a one-off seasonal is unheard of in the craft beer industry—and maybe a little insane. But it’s what it took to make a flawless final product.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that a beer named after the French word for orgasm took so long to develop and was gone in an instant
Up front, the beer is packed with fig, coffee and chocolate notes. There are whiskey notes, but they don’t come across too hot or overwhelming.
Pathways is a torrent of taste, an ever-evolving mix of earth, fruit, funk and lemony hop.
Fünf Doppelbock is our No. 10 favorite Oregon beer of 2018.