Drank: Blonde IPA (Arlington Club)


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The Arlington Club was founded way back in 1867, with the purpose of giving men with names you’d recognize from street signs a little quietude in which to smoke cigars, cut skyline-shaping bus   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Painted Lady Gin (North Coast Distilling)


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North Coast’s Painted Lady gin is named after some garishly painted Victorian homes in Astoria, where it was made, but you could forgive us if we thought it is a reference to heavy perfume. This   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drank: The Drunken Cobbler (Widmer Brothers)


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The Drunken Cobbler, an oil painting completed by French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze just prior to the George Washington administration and now hanging in the Portland Art Museum   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Nina’s Lager (Old Town Brewing)


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Nina is the name of the supposed ghost haunting the back corner of Old Town Pizza. Legend has it, she was a prostitute tossed down an elevator shaft for snitching on the Merchant Hotel’s pimps   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 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: 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: Belgian Christmas Ale (pFriem Family Brewers)


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Like Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas, the lights on Peacock Lane and phone-book-thick editions of The Oregonian, spicy Christmas beers are something I love in December. Then they go away and, for   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

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: 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

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