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Leafer Madness (Beer Valley Brewing)


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Beer Valley Brewing’s pot pun isn’t so ridiculous. The hop flowers used to embitter beer are cousins to cannabis, and the two Cannabaceae have plenty in common when they’re fresh and sticky. T   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Chocolate Orange Wine (Shallon Winery)


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Chocolate orange wine from Astoria’s Shallon Winery is all about love. Octogenarian winemaker Paul van der Veldt opened his doors in 1980 and has single-handedly run the operation since. Van d   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Drank: Sahalie (The Ale Apothecary)


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No matter how crafty they are, modern industrial-scale breweries can’t do things the old-fashioned way. The recipe and ingredients can match a 500-year-old Belgian formula, but when working wi   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Mogli (Caldera Brewing)


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Chocolate may have resulted from beer. According to a report in New Scientist, some archeologists believe chocolate—that is, fermented cacao beans—was created by ancient Mesoamericans gettin   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Valley Weisse (Solera Brewery)


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The tiny town of Parkdale doesn’t have a stoplight, but it has a brewery. Journeyman brewer Jason Kahler took over the shuttered Elliot Glacier Public House last April, making his own brews in   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: O’Dark:30 (Oakshire Brewing)


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Oakshire’s O’Dark:30 is a brew born of war. Like other beers of the newish style known locally as Cascadian Dark Ale, it represents an audacious plot to force an alliance between piney, resi   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Milk Stout (Widmer Brothers)


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To answer your first question: Yes, this is beer with milk in it. Sort of, anyway. Milk stouts are made by adding lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk, to a base of dark, chocolaty malts. Brewer��   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Maui Mango Passion (Lanilai)


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This Portland-made “relaxation drink,” if one takes the innuendo on Lanilai’s website at face value, will help you live longer, reduce joint pain, sleep better, attain the heights of menta   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Aria Portland Dry Gin (Aria)


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Stodgy old gin has seen something of a renaissance of late, with West Coast craft distillers livening it up with lavender, caraway and malted barley. “Gin” is broadly defined, with spirits f   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Märzen (Salmon Creek Brewery & Pub)


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In some ways, a brewery or brewpub should be judged solely on the quality of its beer. But it’s hard not to give Salmon Creek, Vancouver’s only brewpub, a few extra points. Established by th   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER
 

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