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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    Second tonight. Ruse After Forever.
    Dry hopped pale ale. Fresh keg started today.
    Very nice indeed.
    You know what I think I am going to give up on packaged beer and just drink fresh kegs out of the house. Going back to my young days in Scotland were it was considered weird to drink at home.
     
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,568) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Probably fewer fights though.


    FREEDOM!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Few flights at home plenty up the alley..or lane as we called it. I was a white fighter .not like my Dad who could batter most guys despite being 5 5
     
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  4. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (3,886) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Shite not white
     
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  5. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,177) Oct 11, 2010 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    Phew! “White fighter” just doesn’t sound appropriate.:grin:
     
  6. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Unless it was a misspelling, and he meant to type "Wight fighter." Then it would've been kinda badass.
     
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  7. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I think I paid $10.99 for my last 6er, and it's not quite a given in virtually ANY grocery store here, but it's not very hard to track down, here, either. I generally keep a rotating cast of IPA/pale ale 6ers in my fridge in the summer, often chosen according to novelty value and price, but lately I've been all about the pFriem pilsener.
     
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  8. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,688) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    My local Fred Meyer's usually has cases and cases of it available (in the cold box, but also stacked out on the floor), so I'm assuming they probably get a pretty good deal from pFriem. To the best of my recollection, it's always been priced at $8.99 there. I assume they must sell a lot of it, given the supply they always seem to have on hand. But then again, given the quality of the beer and price, it would be a surprise if it didn't sell well
     
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  9. NWer

    NWer Champion (809) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Picked up a 4-pack of Black Butte XXXII plus a sixer of Lucille at Central Market and had one of each.
    Meanwhile, bought a peated 11th Anniv. and 2 not-peated 11th Anniv. All in all, a fairly big beer day. [​IMG]
     
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  10. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,228) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Here I am out on the patio again with Mrs. vurt, enjoying the weather and some Breakside/Upright Five Flavors Farmhouse Ale.

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    The Tanasbourne Whole Foods had plenty. (In fact, if I'd ever seen that much WanderJack in one place, I'd've snagged a case on the spot.)
     
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  11. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Off work until Monday. Stopped on the way home for dinner at Watts 1903 and had a Deschutes Fresh Haze. For whatever reason I can never remember that I've had it before and find it kinda "meh."

    Onwards & upwards. Now next door at Brick West (same owners) and am having a Westbound Train. This used to be classified as a juicy pale ale, but now I find it's been promoted to IPA status.
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    Probably going to head over to River City from here. It's on the walk home.
     
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  12. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Zealot (592) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon

    Fort George/Alesong Songbird peach saison tonight. Huge fruit flavor and some serious tartness, plus enough funk to keep everything h balanced. Truly a fantastic beer and worth grabbing if you are in Astoria.
     
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  13. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,066) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    But how's the beer?
     
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  14. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Hit River City and Isaac, the taproom mgr, was in a Chris Cornell mood. A Rockpalast concert of Audioslave was on the TVs when I showed. Then he chose (via YouTube) a collection of covers by Cornell. Most impressive were the ones of "Billie Jean" and "Nothing Compares 2 U." Guy could sing anything, I swear.

    Anyway, Isaac talked me into a Huckleberry Ale spiked with some Midnight Marmot, RC's Imperial Stout, what he called a "Black & Blue."
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    The interplay between the two beers was amazing. I recommend this combination.
     
  15. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,228) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    It reminds me very much of early Upright beers, but with the French saison character/farmhouse funk dialed way back by the second fermentation with lager yeast. Subtle and full of ephemeral flavors which I found really hard to pin down. Little bursts of herbs and fruit, mild flashes of tartness. Good firm bitterness in the finish. Fine carbonation. Supremely drinkable.
     
  16. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Finished at River City with a nitro pour of Midnight Marmot:
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    I've noticed, unlike the progenitor thread, we never post music on the PNW version of WBAYDN. Is that banned? If not...
     
  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,568) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    This is the NWWBAYDN thread.
     
  18. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    My bad for the extraneous P.
     
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  19. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (7,568) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And, it seems I didn't register the word music.
     
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  20. PerfectPorter

    PerfectPorter Initiate (102) Jul 30, 2010 Oregon

    New BiB cans available now at Breakside Milwaukie if you can't wait.
     
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  21. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    What's their approach to BiB like?
     
  22. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,177) Oct 11, 2010 Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands
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    From afrokaze in Oregon Beer News thread:

    63% 18-month Oligarch imperial stout in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels
    19% 17-month golden raisin barleywine in House Spirits Rum barrels
    6% 17-month golden raisin in barleywine in 2nd use Clear Creek Apple Brandy barrels
    6% 16-month old ale in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels
    6% 7-month imperial schwarzbier in 2nd use California brandy barrels.

    I’d never thought to put together the words “golden”, “raisin”, and “barleywine” before, but I kinda can’t stop thinking about it now.
     
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  23. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    That certainly sounds good.
     
  24. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    After a series of minor misadventures including the wonderful experience of walking all the way to the downtown bus plaza, discovering I'd left my wallet at home, then walking all the way back to get it, I'm currently drinking a non-PNW beer and eating a sandwich in the Spokane outpost of a Seattle-based chain of Irish pubs. Was thinking about ordering a Smithwick to get my Irish beer badge on UnTapped, but better beer is nearby at Nectar, so I'm heading there, instead.
     
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  25. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,228) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Right? As soon as I saw that part of the blend, the rest of the words on the screen went kinda blurry.
     
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  26. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Zealot (510) Jul 17, 2005 Washington
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    WANT
     
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  27. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (154) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauchbier Hell. Phenomenal.
     
  28. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,688) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    After a lovely date night meal at Paley's Place, am finishing the evening with a glass of pFriems IPA. Lot of choices at the local Freddy's, but when I saw the bottling date of 8/4/20 on the pFriem, I was hooked.

    Completely satisfying wcipa as always.
     
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  29. PerfectPorter

    PerfectPorter Initiate (102) Jul 30, 2010 Oregon

    The BiB Version #1 with Piloncillo sugar at 7% ABV is still on tap.

    The blended BA cans at 10% ABV described above are Version #2.
     
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  30. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,609) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    No kidding.
     
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  31. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (5,741) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
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    Drinking one now too. Pretty fantastic.
     
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  32. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,228) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Got together with a buddy a few states away over Skype tonight for a long chat and beers. I had a Breakside/Upright Five Flavors Farmhouse Ale and a Black is Beautiful from a non-NW brewery (Mountains Walking of Bozeman, MT).

    Now I'm having my last can of Five Flavors. A nice way to see out this late Friday night.
     
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  33. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,066) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    After a trip to the Bay area for the OG of American craft lagers, I'm back in the PNW drinking a Varietal Tullekopp, a Norwegian saison that's tasty and fun to drink.
     
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  34. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,228) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Did you get a Reality Czeck?
     
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  35. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (5,066) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    No. I got two!
     
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  36. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (568) Jun 12, 2009 Oregon
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    Very jealous. The thought of having some Death and Taxes in cans makes me miss home.
     
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  37. Limazulu

    Limazulu Aspirant (209) Jan 4, 2020 Idaho
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    Sunbeam, one of Sockeye Brewing's better recipes.

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  38. PerfectPorter

    PerfectPorter Initiate (102) Jul 30, 2010 Oregon

    Finally made it to Fort George after moving from Tucson to Longview in June 2019 and eventually Milwaukie in October.

    I made a reservation and got a large Margherita so I can eat the other half later.

    Bummed that Fanzine is not on tap so I started with Suicide Squeeze which the Pilsner malts our killing it for me. The Beta 21.1 however is smooth and floral, guessing these might be Southern hemisphere varietals. Even if I'm wrong, Crosby hops has good one here. Getting two crowlers to go.
     
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  39. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,890) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Also posted this over on Saison Saturday and WBAYDN, but it’s a Northwest beer so figured I should post here too. Really nice low ABV saison from Holy Mountain. Perfect after painting and pressure washing outside all day. Cheers NWBA!
     
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  40. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (357) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    I believe Pavlovian theory dictates that if one lights up the charcoal, one must crack a beer. It’s science. Anyway, this is hitting the spot. I applaud Fremont for mixing up the hops (21 versions). It does make it tough to rate the best HFOD, though. But, you know it is gonna be a good one to great one every time.

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