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Drank: Sweet As Pacific Ale (GoodLife)


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I wish this weekend’s Oregon Brewers Festival were in late September. While sunshine is all but guaranteed in late July, the heat tends to push crowds to lawn-mower beers, which is why so many b   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Portland Sangria (Enso Urban Winery)


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I had big plans for Portland Sangria, the new bagged wine from Enso Urban Winery. I was hoping, I suppose, for an alcoholic warm-weather counterpart to Oregon Chai. I imagined it as a delicious, light   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Zombie Underground

For tiki geeks, karaoke at Alibi might as well be at Applebee’s.


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The Polynesian invasion begins July 12, as Portland hosts the 11th annual Tiki Kon, a “weekend of exotica, surf and lounge music.” Enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on our city    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

Habanero Cider (Finnriver Farm & Cidery)


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Finnriver’s Habanero Cider is more like pepper spray than hot sauce. That is to say, the danger of pain comes from inhaling, not drinking. Finnriver Cidery, which sits on Washington’s Olympic    More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Lite-N Up

In honor of America, a blind tasting of light lagers.


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American beer has moved on without us. As we’ve been drinking sour elderberry stouts in our Portland bubble, Budweiser has expanded into Platinum, Select and Black Crown varieties. Meanwhile,    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW Staff

Drank: Tender Loving Empire (Fort George Brewery)


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Fort George’s Tender Loving Empire Northwest Pale Ale is named after the venerable Portland indie-pop record label and boutique, and it drinks the way many of the bands on the label sound: pleas   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Drank: Apple Beer (Buckman Botanical Brewery)


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The boundaries between beer and cider are blurring. Cidermakers now add hops to their libations; brewers pour apple juice into their beer (or, in the case of Redd’s Apple Ale, made by MillerCoors, �   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Drank: The Field of Fruits


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Geography is destiny, Napoleon said. The emperor wasn’t talking specifically about booze, but he could have been. Europe is almost evenly split into wine and beer. South of the Alps, where fruit   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Pipewrench IPA (Gigantic Brewing)


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One of the problems with the cutting edge of brewing is, you’re just as likely to get nicked yourself. Gigantic Brewing, with its eclectic array of brewing oddities and schizophrenic label des   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Drank: Lila (Hair of the Dog)


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Old dogs are notoriously reluctant to perform new tricks. So someone give Hair of the Dog brewmaster Alan Sprints a good belly scratching for his new Lila Maibock. Sprints’ brewery will celebr   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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