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Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner

Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner

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If you have had Rogue’s Irish Lager and enjoyed it then you’ll like this one.  It has a similar taste and aroma to that of Avery’s Joe’s Pils making it a great American rendition of a Czech Pils.  This latest installment of their GYO series used malt that is grown and kilned by Rogue itself.  The use […] ... [Read more]

Widmer Pitch Black IPA

Widmer Brothers Pitch Black IPA

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Found a single on the shelf and decided to give this one a try.  Widmer’s, known more for their Hefe, has every right to brew a Black IPA as they are located in the Cascadian range of North America.  While I’m not particularly found of this style, you could say I’ve been on a bit […] ... [Read more]

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

Rogue Yellow Snow IPA

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Our 3 day beer crawl in the Napa Valley of brewers was outstanding. 3 dedicated days to tasting brews and talking with brewmasters was a highlight of the year. One of those highlights was the Rogue Ales Public House near downtown Portland. So many beers to chose from and so little time! Upon my return from […] ... [Read more]

Bridgeport Hop Harvest Ale

Bridgeport Hop Harvest Ale

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What a glorious beer! Instantly I knew my grade based on two factors. The first being that it poured a light golden color letting me know the malt was only there to act as a sweetener and second, the hops were bursting with a vibrant fruity quality that filled the air around my glass. This […] ... [Read more]

Hopworks Secession Cascadian Dark Ale

Hopworks Secession Cascadian Dark Ale

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I acquired this bottle in a beer trade from my homebrewer friend Washington.  Thanks Bill.  Not surprising of people in the Pacific NW, Bill enjoys the outdoors and lives up to his recommendation.  After all, one must consider the region in which the beer hails from…the Cascadian mountain range which is displayed on the bottle […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Inversion IPA

Deschutes Inversion IPA

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Deschutes description was too eloquent not to use…”Here in Oregon’s high desert, seasonal changes often bring about a peculiar weather phenomenon–an inversion. The higher up the mountain you go, the sunnier it gets, so even when Bend is covered in clouds, the faithful know where to find clarity.” Just reading that makes me want to […] ... [Read more]

Widmer Brothers W'11 KGB Imperial Stout

Widmer Brothers W’11 KGB Imperial Stout

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The name KGB conjures up dark, clandestine operations of power. It also conjures up cold. Russia, the home of KGB, was cold. That’s an understatement. So my photo is perfect for introducing this dark Russian imperial stout. Perhaps the brew master was clandestine in his pursuit of creating this winter brew whether it was out […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Hop Trip Pale Ale

Deschutes Hop Trip Pale Ale

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Tom and I recently cracked a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street Series Hop Trip, a fresh-hopped American Pale Ale. It comes as per usual in the familiar 650mL bomber, and has a nice label with an illustration of a truck carrying an overflowing load of hops down a forested Oregon road. I guess those […] ... [Read more]

Bridgeport Hop Czar Imperial IPA

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According to the brewery there are two pounds of whole leaf hops cones per barrel making this a hop lover’s dream come true. The bottle depicts a regal king holding his own brew and a hop shaped scepter visually setting the stage for this deliciously royal hoppy brew. It is all hops nothing more nothing […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

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I was fortunate enough to recently have a buddy bring me some Deschutes beers that he picked up in Minnesota. One of those brews was Mirror Pond Pale Ale … one of their classic offerings. While on the West Coast, this Pale is toted as a balanced beer. One thing I especially like about Deschutes […] ... [Read more]