A friend sent me this image from the current menu at Breakside Brewing. My first reaction was, this is oh so Portland. (full disclosure, I live in Portland) My second thought was, I'm going to try this. Right now. So I went to the back yard, filled my single serve french press with hops, (did I mention that I live in Portland), and added beer. The above photo proves that outstanding West Coast IPAs still exist. Beer in the glass is unadulterated for comparison. The result was a very drinkable fresh hop IPA. Is it just a party trick? Maybe. But definitely a fun one. What do you think?