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Drank: Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass Sake and Momokawa Diamond Junmai Ginjo (Sakeone)

“Sake Fest PDX is next week; you should review some sake,” said my editor, plonking two bottles from local producer SakeOne on my desk. The first, a Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass sake, poured t   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Drank: Bad Bunny Imperial Cream Ale (Alameda Brewing Co.)

The bubblegum-pink wax seal on Alameda’s Bad Bunny Easter-themed spring seasonal should have been the tip-off. But the concept of an imperial cream ale was just too interesting to pass up. Cre   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Drank: Little Sister ISA (Everybody’s Brewing)

India Pale Ales (IPAs) pack a ton of hops as well as increasingly high alcohol. Whereas they used to boast 5- to 6-percent alcohol by volume (ABV), topping 7-percent is commonplace. After all, the    More
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Kili Wit (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)

Logsdon’s white beer has a sweet spot. Made by a Hood River-based organic brewer specializing in saisons—including our favorite Oregon beer of 2011, the Logsdon Fresh Hop Seizoen—it uses O   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Spiked Shamrock

What's the best way to spike a McDonald's Shamrock Shake?

Shamrock Shakes are not delicious. Please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The green concoctions McDonald’s rolls out about a month before St. Patrick’s Day—regular ol’ vanilla-fla   More
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Pils Off

Pining for Oregon’s best pilsner.

The Pilsner was created after the pissed-off townsfolk in the beer’s namesake village dumped their skunky suds down the gutter—or so the legend goes. The Czechs then built a new brewery and    More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Ginger Liqueur (New Deal Distillery)

Great things are happening at Portland’s New Deal. One of the first of the last decade’s explosion of small craft distilleries, the brand was for its first six years known only for vodka. Th   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drank: Schwarz (Heater Allen Brewing)

Not many American craft brewers count a Pilsner—the stalwart style that includes big names like Beck’s and Stella—as their signature brew. For marketing purposes, they’re probably too clos   More
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Betsy Ross Golden Ale (Philadelphia’s)

Portland has nearly 40 brewing companies, which get wildly varying amounts of hype. Among the most neglected is Philadelphia’s Steaks & Hoagies. It doesn’t help that the word “Brewing”   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Clem’s Cream Ale (Migration Brewing Co.)

The appeal of cream ales lies mostly in nostalgia—the style’s popularity peaked in the ’70s, led by lighter-than-lite Genesee Cream Ale. With Clem’s Cream Ale, Portland’s Migration Brewi   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

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