Archive for category: Beer

Upright Brewing Turns One and Throws A Party

March 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm Beer

Upright Brewing is marking its first year in business with the special release of two beers and an anniversary party featuring sweets from Kir Jensen, owner of one of Portland’s best dessert carts, The Sugar Cube, and model for Upright’s Four Play seasonal beer. I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek and taste these two new […]

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Doing Time at The Oregon Brewers Festival

July 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm Beer

I’ve lived in Portland now for sixteen years and almost every summer I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Oregon Brewers Festival at Waterfront Park.   After enjoying one of the nation’s premiere beer festivals for so many years I decided this year it was time to give back to it and spend a shift […]

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Don't Miss The Abyss Beer from Deschutes Brewery

November 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm Beer

Great news for Portland beer fans, it’s time again for Deschutes Abyss Beer. If you somehow missed this gold medal winning Imperial Stout last year you absolutely do not want to make the same mistake again. Considered by many to be one of the top Oregon Stouts, The Abyss comes in a wax dripped bottle […]

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Slaying The Green Dragon

November 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm Beer, Books, Food, Interview

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about restaurants closing due to a dramatic drop in business (including the sad news that one of my favorite Portland restaurants Kalga Kafe closed). This week we received news of an entirely different sort: The Green Dragon, an extremely popular watering hole for Portland’s tech set, and the […]

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Last Call for Fresh Hop Beer

November 12, 2008 at 11:32 am Beer

2008 has been an unprecedented year for fresh hop beer. In October I attended the Oregon Brewers Guild The Fresh Hop Beer Tastivals at Hopworks Urban Brewery, there were so many people I had flashbacks to the Portland Summer Beer Fest. Sadly, with the leaves now more on the ground than in the trees and […]

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Portland West Cafe's Daily Dow Specials

October 27, 2008 at 5:06 pm Beer, Food

I’m quickly becoming a fan of The West Cafe. My wife and I stopped in a couple weeks back for some drinks and Jazz. Excellent drinks, excellent music and perfect service. Shortly thereafter I started following The West Cafe on Twitter and realized just how smart and cool the people running this cafe are.  First […]

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Oregon Brewer's Festival – Fresh Hop Beer Tastival

October 18, 2008 at 10:48 am Beer

Packed! That’s the best way to describe the Oregeon Brewer’s Fresh Hop Beer Tastival at the Hop Works Urban Brewery this Saturday. Two tents filled with people enjoying the Indian Summer and a bounty of new beers with hops from the recent Oregon Hop Harvest. $5 got you a nice pint glass and then each […]

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Stout Time Has Arrived

September 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm Beer

For dinner the other night I went to the Bye and Bye (1011 NE Alberta St). I did what I always do: I stared at the menu for a long time and ended up ordering the exact same thing I always get – The BBQ platter. Rather than order an IPA to accompany my meal […]

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