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Drank: Mirror Mirror (Deschutes)


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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: Devils Bit (McMenamins Edgefield Distillery)


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There’s still precious little proper whiskey made in Oregon. Give it a few years and there will be, but right now most whiskey sold with local labels is either immature white dog or stuff that   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Everybody Pogo (Cider Riot)


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Cider Riot’s Abram Goldman-Armstrong has deep roots in the cider orchards. As a teenager, he picked cider apples in Yamhill County, then made his first batch of booze from Red Delicious apples   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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 Extra: Open ’er Up


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Doug Cooke never thought he’d find a better bottle opener than the hefty old hunk of Miller-branded brass given to him by his sister. For 17 years-, Cooke used it to crack almost every beer he   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Brutal IPA (Rogue, as imported to Amsterdam)


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Everyone knows European beer is better in Europe—but what of American suds abroad? In Amsterdam, where I moved from Portland last year, the three American breweries whose beers are most common   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BRIAN YAEGER

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
 

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