Medford’s Porter Lombard makes wine unlike anyone.
Porter Lombard’s laboratory is dim and cluttered, its
shelves packed with mismatched bottles of purple and red fluid
surrounded by knives, beakers, notebooks, plastic tubing and one giant
We mustn’t begrudge successful rock musicians their
gentlemanly hobbies. As with all gentry who didn’t amass their fortunes
by working too terribly hard, they’re tasked with developing pursu
Raking through Oregon’s wide selection of seasonal beer.
Like those soggy leaves you should be
raking up about now, autumn beers come in different shades of yellow,
orange and brown. For brewers, the months between summer’s crisp lagers
Block 15 makes beer for the trading scene. The Corvallis
brewery specializes in the unusual, cellar-ready and limited, building a
fan base with open-fermented, wine barrel-aged brews made with gol
Seattle’s Elysian Brewing is the pumpkin king of the
Northwest, brewing 13 different pumpkin beers and hosting a massive
pumpkin brew festival that draws entrants from as far away as Norway.
Chocolate beers, like chocolate bars, fall along a wide
sweetness continuum. Put Rogue’s popular chocolate stout right in the
middle. Far to one side, there’s the layered bitterness of Brookly