What Northwest beer are you drinking now? (2020)

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by beertunes, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    At the coast. Depoe Bay Brewing. Good food and judging by this Sea Witch Porter..much improved beers
     
  2. imnodoctorbut

    imnodoctorbut Devotee (401) Feb 19, 2016 Texas

    Powell IPA by Hopworks Urban. it was great, would 10 out of 10 do again.
     
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  3. imnodoctorbut

    imnodoctorbut Devotee (401) Feb 19, 2016 Texas

    anybody else miss being able to "like" other people's beer reviews?

    that was dope while it lasted.
     
  4. imnodoctorbut

    imnodoctorbut Devotee (401) Feb 19, 2016 Texas

    JEALOUS
     
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  5. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Zealot (595) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Had a nice FG Vortex earlier. Now finishing the night with a Deschutes Black Butte XXXII. I think it’s delicious, but we got dinner from Eem and my entire mouth is on fire so who really knows?

    Stopped in at the new John’s today. That’s a great space! Well organized, lots of space for distancing. Spent more than I should have (you know, like every visit to John’s). Found the ultra fresh Wanderjack and grabbed some of the Draper Brewing bottles they got in - very excited about those.
     
  6. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,229) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Wind calmed down, so I loaded up the barbecue and hung around nearby while the coals came up to speed. I am happy to report there were no incidents, and the burgers and corn-on-the-cob were BBQ'd to an advanced state of deliciousness.

    Cracked open a can of Breakside/Barley Brown's Wanderjack IPA as Mrs. vurt and I sat down to eat. So, so good.

    I also put a can on Mrs. vurt's side of the beer crisper, because we're cool like that.
     
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  7. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    You guys are teasing me.. Even taphouses that get Barley Browns and Breakside stuff all the time don't have this here..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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  8. ppilot

    ppilot Initiate (119) Jul 17, 2009 Oregon

    Honestly everything was pretty good but I really liked their pale ale. You can can get singles of everything they have in addition to the standard four and six packs.
     
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  9. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,066) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    If all was right in the world, @vurt 's tip that the Whole Foods in Tanasbourne had Wanderjack would continue be true. And this year's 3 way would be a good beer. Alas, all is not right in the world, so I have no Wanderjack, and this year's 3 way is burning my throat :-(
     
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  10. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Not really beer related but isn't Oregon amazing. Thursday and Friday nights camping in a Forest at 5000 ft beside a lake ( free)..then Sunday at the wild Pacific coast.
    Next Thursday im heading off to Burns,,probably camp at Idlewild and head into town
     
  11. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (366) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Good info. Will be in south Newport next week for a socially distanced trip to the coast. Will be bringing all our food and avoid the town. Basically a new prison with a much better view. And better walk (on the beach). Got permission from the boss to mask up, grab some beers and sanitize. Was planning on Rogue (when in Rome, er Newport). WIll make a stop to Newport Brewing, as well.
     
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  12. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    The Coast was very busy today but 75% were wearing masks and taking distancing serious. There is always a few "rebels" though.
    If your going during the week there will be plenty beaches were you will have few humans. Just get away from Lincoln City or Newport beaches.
    I was going to try Newport Brewing today but they appeared closed ( sunday?)..anyway there was no cars outside and just a homeless guy sprawled on the patio
     
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  13. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Also little known Bier One makes some good beers.
     
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  14. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,229) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Well crud, I am sorry to hear both of those things, man.
     
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  15. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,753) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    For those who live here in PDX, the Zupan's over in MacAdam still has 4 packs of Wanderjack. At least they did as of Friday.
     
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  16. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,753) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    I know you're based out of Salem, but if you can make the drive to the coast and places like Burns, why not shoot up to the Breakside brewery in Milwaukie some afternoon or early evening? I'd call ahead just to be sure, but my guess is that they likely have cans of Wanderjack available to go, and likely on tap as well.

    Just saying...
     
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  17. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    I know i should. Just hate the traffic.
     
  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    As mentioned last night, friends went house shopping yesterday, and I watched the doggo. I'm having a Holy Mountain Second Death Helles, that was part of my pay package. Nice crisp beer.
     
  19. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Now, a Fremont Gold Standard Dortmunder. Nice, but a bit sweeter than I like in a Lager.
     
  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Starting todays beers off with a Birra de Fremonti Italian Pils. Nice, not as citrusy as some others.
     
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  21. Superheatnsubcool

    Superheatnsubcool Disciple (329) May 31, 2016 Washington

    Machine House Brewery x Lowercase Brewing London Lager. “Our second iteration of this recipe features open fermented lager beer brewed with Baird’s London Lager malt, Paul’s Pale malt, First Gold and Archer hops. Truly, some of the UK’s finest.” Drinking straight from the 16oz can.

    You can really get an appreciation for the premium ingredients, and it gets even better as it warms up a bit. The nose and flavor is round, doughy/bready malt, light notes of floral/earthy hops. Medium carbonation, slightly viscous mouthfeel but finishes crisp and encourages you to take another sip.Really fantastic stuff.
     
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  22. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (568) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon
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    As someone mentioned earlier, the Wayfinder Kollapse kolsch is easily the best example of the style I've had in years, maybe ever. The decocted Pils was really nice too, but the kolsch was so light, crispy, tangy... I had to stop myself since I was driving home but I'm definitely going back for more next weekend.
     
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  23. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Zealot (595) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Trying out this Wanderjack y’all love. Grassy and clean (and clear!) - really nice west coast IPA. Tasty!
     
  24. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Defender (699) Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Some of this tonight:

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    Cheers, friends!
     
  25. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I liked that quite a bit. and the label is awesome. It's a western shirt. Peel it off the can and stick it somewhere. When it's laid out, it's great!
     
  26. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,229) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Rough day at work. A can of Upright Citizens ESB was the perfect belt sander for those rough edges.

    Following up with a bottle of a non-NW seasonal barleywine from Chico, CA. Just what I need to go from "sander" to "sandman."
     
  27. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Having a Ferment Bottom Ferment-Helles. Nice beer, not really a stand-out, but enjoyable.
     
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  28. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Finishing up a Hellbent 5th Anniversary Hazy IPA. This beer defines average, for it's style.
     
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  29. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,229) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Tonight it's Ecliptic Starburst IPA for me and Mrs. vurt. Flavorful, aromatic, bitter, and agreeably priced. Always welcome in the rotation at stately Vurt Manor.

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  30. derftron

    derftron Disciple (390) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Was at Fred Meyer and wanted a 6 pack of pils. Surprising lack of interesting options. Settled on some Buoy czech pils. Delicious and super drinkable at 6.2%

    https://imgur.com/a/GzU91xH
     
  31. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,753) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    No pfreim pils? That's always my go to. My local FM usually is well supplied with it (though it does sell well there).
     
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  32. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    After my mildly disappointing last can, I'm recovering with a can of Wanderjack. The Food Coop only had singles, i still wanna buy a 4-pack.
     
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  33. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    1st tonight Bend Tropic Pines..i love this IPA..very fruity, but still has a bit of a hop bite underneath.
    Great Oregon summer beer.
    Bend Brewing sure is making some awesome beers nowadays!
     
  34. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    My local Freddy's have gone so far down hill as far as "craft" beer is concerned in the last 3 years. Mostly Bud and Miller "micros" and a few outlier like Buoy, Rogue..maybe a 500 ml of Gigantic
     
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  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I was grabbing me some ticking brews today, and saw a Stemma can that said "One Year Anniversary Release", so I grabbed it without further ado. turns out, it's just a special label for their flagship IPA. Shrug, no new tick for me. Still a solidly drinkable brew though.
     
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  36. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Its not cool though..really. I know nano breweries who do anniversary ales..and they do something special.
    I dont know the brewery but i would avoid them after that..they be like a nano-Rogue
     
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  37. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    2nd tonight. Xicha Chela Mexican Lager.
    Xicha is a Salem brewery/restaurant that does latin American inspired beers and food..if your ever in Salem you should definatly go for the food, its awesome and the beers like this one go well with the food.
    Its a basic Mexican lager..akin to Full Sail' Session Cerveza but a bit more flaked corn..s
     
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  38. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,575) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Well, I'm gonna give it a pass because of the current situation. They likely were shut down for a while, and maybe didn't get a chance to do a special brew. Lord knows I gave Rogue enough chances, even after they slipped into Pink Death territory.
     
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  39. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    You're a more forgiving person than I.
     
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  40. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Zealot (595) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Little Beast’s “Cookies and Cream” take on Black is Beautiful tonight. Really creamy, lots of roasty dark chocolate. Very well done.

    Now to get my hands on the Gigantic and Claim 52 versions I’ve seen popping up...
     
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