Summer Guide 2012: Nifty 50

John Lovegrove hits 50 local breweries in a single day.


Featured Stories
It was a terrible time for a malfunctioning alarm clock. Don’t worry, John Lovegrove wasn’t late for work or a flight—he was behind schedule on a trip to the bar, missing his 7 am deadline f   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer's Great Gluten War Heats Up

Is the top selling gluten-free beer gluten-free enough? Are its competitors beer?

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Food & Drink
On May 16, the three Portland breweries which make gluten-free beer—Widmer Bros., Deschutes, and Harvester—stood shoulder to shoulder as Mayor Sam Adams declared it Gluten Free Beer Day.Such innocent times!A new ruling is complicating things in the burgeoning gluten-free beer market. Eight days after the celebration, the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (known as the "TTB") handed ...   More
 
Monday, June 11, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Devour 2012: Beer, Wine & Spirits


Market Guide
Top Picks: Clear Creek Distillery to meet the master.CorksCru to feel the chill in your bonesHollywood Fred Meyer for volume.Saraveza ’cause it’s so darn cute.Stone Barn Brandyworks to    More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff

Beer Review: Logsdon Peche 'n' Brett

And other Oregon beer news

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Food & Drink
Portland breweries usually roll out a couple new beers every month. Some, like Cascade Barrel House, tap several kegs of new stuff every week, more than anyone not behind their bar can track. In the hype-driven craft brew market this makes sense, I guess, as there's no easier way to distinguish your product than to make hundreds of slightly different versions of it.Logsdon Farmhouse Ales' approach ...   More
 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Ninkasi to Brew Out Yonder

Yonder Mountain String Band teams up with Eugene Brewer and other local beer news.

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Food & Drink
On the heels of a big festival celebrating the confluence of beer and music—the daylong Malt Ball that paired local bands with their brew counterparts—Eugene-based Ninkasi reveals it will brew a exclusive light, summer ale for the Annual String Summit.The four-day twang-fest featuring bluegrass, folk, and jam bands is always headlined by Yonder Mountain String Band. Not only does the brewery return ...   More
 
Friday, April 13, 2012 Brian Yaeger

Beer of the Future

A new era of Oregon hops will better your brew.


Cover Story
Four years ago, things were great for Gayle Goschie. She was growing hops on the same 1,000 acres in the Willamette Valley that her parents and grandparents had tended, selling a key ingredient    More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Cider Wit (Flat Tail Brewing)


Drank
At first glance, it’s a run-of-the-mill wit. Belgian-style witbiers, or wheat beers, are commonly spiced with coriander and orange peel. But this one is more complex. The aroma is funky, both in   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 BRIAN YAEGER

Drank: Fresh Hop Seizoen (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales)


Drank
Despite the hoity name, saisons are workin’ man’s beer, originally intended as crisp, low-gravity refreshment for the pitchfork-wielding farmhands moving Monet’s haystacks around. The late Br   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Dunkelweizen (Occidental Brewing Co.)


Drank
Traditional Germanic brews are often ignored by American craftsmen who might rightfully resent the fact that “beer” is synonymous with Bohemian pilsners in red states. By making only German sty   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Adam From the Wood (Hair of the Dog Brewery)


Drank
Cracking open Hair of the Dog’s Adam From the Wood two days after buying it is a cheerless task. This bottle-conditioned ale, produced in small batches and aged in bourbon barrels, will grow far bet   More
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

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