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Drank: Isarweizen (Heater Allen)


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American-made wheat beers tend to be dry, hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeast’s tutti-frutti punch while ampi   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: Bon Voyage (Block 15)


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Block 15’s Bon Voyage should be served Eliot Ness style: the barrel split with a broad ax, the foul brew inside left leaking into the sewer. That’s easy for me to say, of course. I invested    More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sparkle Party

Tiny local bubbles to fuel your first toast of 2014.


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It’s the pop that does it. Even if you spend the rest of the night drinking Scotch or mead, when the clock strikes 12 on the last night of the year, you’re going to want to loose the cork on   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 LYLA ROWEN

Drank Extra: 100 Kegs of Beer On The Wall

Portland’s Breakside Brewery made 100 different beers this year. We asked Ben Edmunds to pick five favorites and five duds.


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It’s Friday night and a cabal of Portland beer writers are gathered in the back room of a chilly Milwaukie warehouse. All these important beer people—familiar names like Lisa Morrison, Ezra    More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Vinn Whiskey (Vinn Distillery)


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The founders of Vinn Distillery were once stuck alone at sea on a raft for 47 days while searching for a good place to land. They’d been deported   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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

Squatch Watch


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Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he p   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: Gamay Nouveau (Bow & Arrow)


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Seven weeks ago, the grapes in Bow & Arrow’s gamay noir were on the vine. Four weeks ago, they were in the urban winery’s fermentation tanks in the basement of the Bindery building on No   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Megafauna (Laurelwood) / Notorious (Boneyard)


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Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 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
 

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