Favorite Oregon beer of 2013 so far?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by mmciz, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    Maybe my double negatives ("nobody ... dislikes") were confusing. Just to err on the side of safety and clarify: I think ggfunk loves your stuff - as does most everyone here, and that was the intent of his post from the start. (I don't want to speak for him/her though, but this is how I read it.) Me personally, I only wish I could try your stuff! I'll have to make the pilgrimage to Tillamook to visit the new taphouse someday soon.
     
  2. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    Oh, no worries. I was just poking some fun at myself.
    We still are hoping to be in WA sometime soon(ish). Just one hurdle at a time.
    Sorry to detract from the thread all!
    Some favorites:
    Pints Amerikaner (awesome Berliner)
    Flat Tail Little Green (I'm not sure this is going to win any 'to style' points, but it's damn good)
    Commons Maybelle
     
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  3. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    Nobody likes Washington.
     
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  4. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    But we're allowed to feel bad for them, yes?
     
  5. chikunwing

    chikunwing Jul 18, 2013 Oregon
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    Hoping to grab a bottle of Bu Weisse today so i can't comment on that yet, but for me this year:

    Breakside Barrell Aged Aztec (just fantastic, gotta try this if you like BA)
    Ale Apothecary Sahalie (funking delicious)
    Occidental Kolch (my go to session beer of the summer)

    So many more good Oregon beers I can't think of but those three stand out.
     
  6. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Fixed.
     
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  7. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    I'd prefer if you were able to determine what #2 was...
    Consolation prize, nuts.
    That sucks.
    ;)
     
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  8. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    You could just turn #3 into #2 and call it a day. ;)
     
  9. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    I like the sound of that.
    Except for the part about profiting off of your nuts.
    We'll see how that goes.
     
  10. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
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    1. Make beer that takes forever to age and alienates the majority of the market.
    2. Charge far less than you should for said beer.
    3. Profit?
     
  11. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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  12. box_social

    box_social Mar 6, 2013 Oregon
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    enjoying a Ching Ching and hearing so many calls for deGarde bottles. kinda hilarious. cat >>> bag
     
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  13. ggfunk

    ggfunk Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    De Garde stays in state
    Plenty here to enjoy it
    Too rare for up north
     
  14. brewdawg9

    brewdawg9 Apr 17, 2008 Oregon

    For the "lighter" side, I enjoyed this past summer, Burnside's Lime Kolsch, and Claim 52's Kolsch. On the "darker" side, Boneyard's Suge Night, and for a nice "hop forward" beer, Hop Venom, also from Boneyard. There are others', but for now.......
     
  15. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    De Garde Mulligan was my new favorite. Bu Weiss and Loak were also fun.

    Sticky hands was very good, but an absolute hop monster.

    Breakside Alan From the Wood is also freaking delicious
     
  16. Eighty

    Eighty Feb 17, 2013 Washington

    Probably Ale Apothecary Sahati - loved it.
     
  17. IPAguy2009

    IPAguy2009 Oct 22, 2010 Oregon

    Not new by any means but fell in love with Logsdon's Saison Brett when I first tried it about 4 months ago, above all else, just a funky, nerdy, super cool beer :)

    As for new! Had to of been Ruinten from Stone, that was the biggest hop bomb i've ever sank my teeth into, I opened it, had a healthy first sip and had a "we shouldnt of did this man!" moment hahahaha
     
  18. PetitChouffe

    PetitChouffe Sep 28, 2009 Washington

    Agreed on the Pfriem mosaic pale, anything boneyard, and the crux mosaic iipa. I also really enjoy the crux insider ipa. Anyone had the crux RIS? I have a bottle, haven't cracked it open yet.
     
  19. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    Tough Love? I really liked it. Got two bottles left for future aging.
     
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  20. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    HotD Matt 2013
    Crux Tough Love
    Bend Ching Ching
    Boneyard Notorious
    Cascade BW 14
     
  21. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    Man I've missed some beers on here, thanks for the great list I need to hit.

    So far I would say...

    matt 2013
    cascade cherry vlad
    cascade lucky charms
    cherry bourbon fred from the wood
    cascade chocolate bourbonic plague
     
  22. Aml42000

    Aml42000 Jul 21, 2011 Washington

    Megafauna.
     
  23. Reino

    Reino Aug 30, 2007 Oregon

    Fuzzy Wuzzy. Try to drink just one.
     
  24. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    So many great beers....

    Commons - Maybelle, Myrtle
    De Garde - Loak (Bean), Bu Weisse
    Upright - Special Herbs
    pFriem - Belgian Strong Dark
    Logsdons - Peche n Brett
    Heater Allen - Bobtoberfest
    Block 15 - Peche
     
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  25. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Its not bad, but not great, and way overpriced imo.
     
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  26. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I just want to thank all of you for collectively ruining my day. I finally took the time to read through this thread and, as expected, it contains a bunch of beers I've never even heard of, let alone tasted. What's with all the French words anyway, ya bunch of poofs. What's the matter with American words? Nobody likes Washington, huh? We don't need your stinking rare beer anyway. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go drown my sorrows in some Redhook ESB.
     
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  27. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    Weisse is German. But I will forever say it with a French accent from now on.
     
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  28. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    Ohh you silly uncultured and linguistically deficient Americans Washingtonians;)
     
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  29. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Apparently someone's palate cannot detect the taste of Sidor...
     
  30. PetitChouffe

    PetitChouffe Sep 28, 2009 Washington


    Just drank mine! Thanks, it was super delish. I bought it in PDX around the beginning of Sept and I want more to cellar. Is it still around?
     
  31. digita7693

    digita7693 Jan 19, 2010 Germany
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    collecting dust all over Portland for around $13/btl...try Whole Foods or the regular bottle shops
     
  32. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon

    Just drinking Widmers Downward Spiral..very very nice..might just creep into my Best of 2013
     
  33. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Aug 10, 2005 Idaho
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    10 Barrel's Cucumber Crush.
     
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  34. gibbleguts

    gibbleguts May 25, 2010 Alberta (Canada)

    Blueberry bu Wiesse was awesome.
    Ching Ching
    ba flora
    Red dot.
    Block 15 peche.

    To tell you the truth coming from a brewing wasteland there so many great beers coming out of Oregon these days I would be happy to have reg access to any.
     
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  35. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    For one that was more widely available than just about all the beers in this thread, I nominate Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. Really like how the Citra and Mosaic came through, and a pretty big departure from the taste profiles of their other hoppy offerings.
     
  36. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Can't pick just one...

    Cascade Noyaux
    Breakside ESB
    Laurelwood Megafauna
    Ale Apothecary Sahalie
    Barley Browns' Breakfast Stout (w/ vanilla and espresso)
     
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