Oregon Beer News (2020)

Discussion in 'US - West' started by weaverr, Jan 3, 2020.

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  1. weaverr

    weaverr Jun 10, 2008 California

  2. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    TIL that there's a BDSM themed brewery in OR.
     
  3. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    “Tasting Room by appointment only”

    Thank you, that’s a tasting room I wouldn’t want to just roll in unannounced anyway.
     
  4. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington
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    ?

    Wow. That’s a bad website.
     
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  5. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Jul 17, 2005 Washington

    Has someone asked @John_M to retitle this thread BondageAdvocate yet?
     
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  6. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Well we have to wear masks anyway. So full gimp mask for a damned tick!
     
  7. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    No kink shaming! But yeah, feel free to shame poor UI/UX design.
     
  8. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I regret that all I can give this is a Like. Well done.
     
  9. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Would you say the designer needs to be hog-tied and whipped? Or would that teach them the wrong lesson?
     
  10. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Rejoice! The Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauch Hell is here and in cans!
     
  11. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Where did you see that?
     
  12. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Hoplandia and Uptown Market
     
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  13. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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  14. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    $45 a pop is spendy, but this is a "library" beer. Vintage 2018. Of course you're going to pay a premium for it.

    That being said, I wouldn't pay that kind of price for it either.
     
  15. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Jeebus. That beer is definitely not on the list of beers I'd pay 45 bucks for.

    (To be fair, it's a really short list. Might even be an empty list. I'd have to think about it.)
     
  16. dphi

    dphi Apr 14, 2013 Oregon

    Huna is a beer I would pay less for as it ages personally, especially not knowing their storage situation.
     
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  17. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Damn we are a tough crowd here in the PNW..
     
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  18. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    We are also a practical crowd here in the PNW.

    I could spend $45 on a single bottle of 2-year-old Huna.

    OR

    I could spend $45 on 3 4-packs of WanderJack.

    Or 3 4-packs of Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauchbier Hell.

    Or a full damn CASE of Bodhizafa.

    Hunahpu is delicious. Don't get me wrong.

    I'm just not sure it's more delicious than any of the beers I just mentioned. Or at least not so delicious as to make the uneven quantities worthwhile.

    In the PNW, I don't have to choose between favoring my wallet or my palate.
     
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  19. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    You folks and your 'problems' up there :wink:
     
  20. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    I hear California isn't what one could call "deficient" in great beer.
     
  21. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Just painful on the wallet at times!
     
  22. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Can confirm.

    Worst Case Scenario: Last time I was down in SoCal on business, I made the mistake of ordering a beer at Burbank Airport. I don't want to talk about it, but I can show you on this doll where the price of the beer hurt me.
     
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  23. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Honolulu airport got me for over $22 for 2 pints of Goose Island IPA. ouch
     
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  24. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Well, it's easy to be tough when the visiting beers aren't "better" than the local stuff, but also cost twice as much. If other breweries want to compete, they've got to be better on taste and price than the home teams.
     
  25. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    I have to think the pricing is aimed at finding someone who has always wanted to try Hunahpu, and doesn't want to go thru the hassle of trading for it or flying to Florida to obtain a bottle.

    I also thought it a good beer, but have no desire to re-experience the enjoyment of drinking it again at that price... And exactly for all the "opportunity cost" reasons you list. Even if I just compare it to other locally made impy stouts, I don't feel as if it's as good as coconut bbomb (for example), and yet it's nearly twice the price. Seen in that context, I just can't justify the price tag.

    But I'm sure someone will buy it.
     
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  26. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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    I just took my first visit to John's on Multnomah and I now see what everyone is talking about when it comes to quality and price in this part of our country. I was pretty overwhelmed by the selection of fresh (within 1 month of packaging) beer on the shelf, and trying to figure out how many beers to buy and bring home. I ended up paying $60 for 20 beers (almost all cans) to try- that Heater Allen and Von Ebert is some really good stuff btw. Can't wait to get all my glassware back this Saturday when the moving truck finally arrives...
     
  27. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    It’s hard to describe without sounding like a crazy homer, but I believe it’s because the NW is maybe the most mature craft beer market. Low key amazing stuff, readily avaIlable and decently priced. I’d like to think other parts of the country will be closer to this in 5-10 years, but I also think there’s a regional cultural element other places won’t match; it’s integrated into social life for even more casual beer drinkers.
     
  28. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Johns is great, and its my usual spot because its so close to my house.

    However, its just the tip of the iceberg. There is also amazing beers selections at high end grocery stores (Market of Choice, New Seasons, Zupans, World Market)
     
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  29. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    It's not even craft beer here anymore..its just beer. Which i believe there is little crazy hype over certain beers ;like back east.
    I you have 70 year old guys drinking IPA..its just beer
     
  30. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    This post fills me with so much joy.
     
  31. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Yeah a couple of the old dudes i drink with Sunday..enjoy IPAs( Not Hazy)..and this is Salem..i bet its far from rare in the rest of the Valley
     
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  32. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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  33. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

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  34. ppilot

    ppilot Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    I have a suspicion that things weren't going great before the Covid-19 and the current situation sealed the deal as they have a pretty good sized outdoor drinking area.
     
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  35. Reidrover

    Reidrover Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    I think so..they came out of the gates too fast..cans, aluminum bottles ( which i reused)..now you rarely see any of their stuff in Salem at least.
    Then they had an unfortunate incident with one of the owners and guns etc.
     
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  36. SeaAle

    SeaAle Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    You really can't blame that they came out of the gates too fast with their canning. That was 8 years ago.

    I do think they did lose a lot of business, and never recovered after the owner got drunk and was threatening to shoot homeless people.
     
  37. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Hair of the Dog now has an online store with curbside pickup only. There are a ton of gems there.
     
  38. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Ahhh, if only I liked hair of the dog beers.

    Thanks for the tip Dyan!
     
  39. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    Get off my lawn you whippersnapper!
     
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  40. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Mar 12, 2013 California
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    None of them?
     
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