What Northwest Beer Are You Drinking Now? (2022)

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  1. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,837) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Yep the old Capital Market ( now American Market) still gets a load of these imports. I guess all us old beer geezers in Salem end up there once a month
     
  2. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,750) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    At Baerlic Brewing with Mrs. vurt, drinking Yippee-kI-PA at the source.

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    Centennial. Cascade. Simcoe. Chinook. This beer understands me.
     
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  3. rrock44

    rrock44 Devotee (471) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Those look tasty. Add Baerlic to my list of places to visit.

    Me? Well it is 28 degrees and my little lady wants bbq burgers. Dammit. Well, I have never said no to a burger and won’t start now. Spider City’s Sneaky Deer is currently keeping me warm. I might need something stronger a little later.
     
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  4. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    We have one of those and saving it up for the upcoming weekebnd
     
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  5. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Years ago, while living in Minnesota, our family had a tradition of grilling whatever was for dinner on New Years eve. I mean outside. Period. No excuses. Yes, quantities of strong beer was involved. And +28 F would have been considered down right balmy -- t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops would be de rigueur.
     
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  6. rrock44

    rrock44 Devotee (471) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    :joy:

    Love it. You looking to adopt a middle age son?
     
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  7. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    We already have one, sorry.

    But he doesn't drink beer, or anything alcohol at all, for that matter and we respect his choice.
     
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  8. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (6,368) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    I found some gems in the bargain bin at the local Market of Choice - a 2 week old Dystopia from Grains of Wrath, and a year old Kill the Sun - Coconut, Coffee, Almond edition from Ex Novo. GoW make some fine IPAs, among my favorites that are locally available. And the KtS was tasty, though a little sweeter than ideal.

    I'm debating ending the night with a wee pour of the 2022 Don from HotD, or with a saison from a certain highly regarded Capitola outfit. Let's see where the evening goes from here.
     
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  9. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (6,368) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Realized I didn't need to choose. Instead, I did both. And it was good.
     
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  10. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Does a beer originally brewed in PDX but now brewed in New Mexico still count as a NW beer? Discuss the Perle Haggard situation among yourselves.

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  11. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Lower Case + IX Brewing - Hoppy Pilsner

    This is lovely, despite being just over 3 months old.
     
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  12. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Meyvn (1,224) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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    Deschutes put a couple bottles of last year’s Whiskey Butte Porter in the last Reserve Club (now Cellar Door Society) box and they are drinking quite nice. A year hasn’t done anything noticeable, but it certainly has not fallen off. They need to do this beer every year.

    The de Garde Examandias (spontaneous ale aged in sherry finished whiskey barrels for three years) from last night was tasty. The aromatics were stellar.
     
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  13. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    I can't find IX Lives Brewing here on BA. Maybe just being stupid at searching?

    Where is it?
     
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  14. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    No idea! I only know it from the label on that can!
     
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  15. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Single Hill - Adams Pilsner
     
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  16. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Ixlivesbrewing.com

    Says they are coming in '23 but it looks like they are ahead of schedule.
    Somewhere in Seattle.
     
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  17. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (6,368) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    It should surprise no one, no one, that a WCIPA involving Grains of Wrath and Georgetown is excellent, but here i am with a shit-wating grin, happy as a clam.

    I also finally made it to the new Beermongers. While my initial pull of nostalgia made me wish for the old location, I see that the new location just has so much promise. And it's a half a block closer to P-nut

    And, if I may say so, Gigantic make some of the more underappreciated beers in the city. The new batch of Most Most Premium aged in Rye barrels is excellent. And the fact that one can just walk in and get bottles of their 10th anniversary barleywines , months after their release, just proves the hype train is all bollocks. And if you claim to enjoy the style but haven't tried these yet, please give your hall pass to the monitor while you're escorted off the premises.
     
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  18. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    On Friday I visited a brewery that was new to me - 45 Degrees Brewhouse - in Spokane Valley, in the home of the former Hopped Up Brewing, which years ago, was the Valley's IHOP.
    Had their 45° IPA first:
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    Decent, late 20th century style, kinda west coast-ish but a touch "homebrewy".
    I also had a bowl of brisket Mac & Cheese:
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    ...and finished with The Diesen Hammer, a Vienna Lager, and it was a decent stab at the style.
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    They've only been open for a couple months, so they're probably still getting used to their system, so I'll check back in with them in a while. They're kind of out of my usual beering range, distance wise.
     
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  19. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Later on Friday night, a visit to Community Pint occurred.
    Had myself a fresh hop Glowed Up, from Trap Door:
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    ...which was quite tasty despite getting to be a bit long in the tooth, and, from Varietal, Modern Relic:
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    ... which was a very nice WCIPA.

    Finished off at CP with a beer from Big Barn Brewing, a place I feel guilty about not yet having visited despite my not yet having had a bad beer from.
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    Dietz Bock was a nice, lightly toasty example of a dark Bock.
     
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  20. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Hey, I just realized that the woemadmobile can be glimpsed in this post.
     
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  21. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Meyvn (1,224) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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    Opened up a de Garde The Peach that was about 4.5 years old. Still very peachy, but it has gone over just slightly to the vinegar side of acidity. Probably held it about six months too long.

    On the plus side, the Fort George Dismal Nitch is a delicious dark lager. Very well done.
     
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  22. Brugesman

    Brugesman Initiate (76) Apr 22, 2020 Oregon
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    Pfriem rye barrel-aged imperial brown. Absolutely scrummy! Lots of residual sugar to balance the rye notes. Vanilla, spicey rye, thick and satisfying mouthfeel. Pfriem does so many outstanding brews, especially barrel-aged brews. Truly a world class brewery. I'm fortunate to have easy access to their beers.

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  23. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,750) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Preach, brother. I savored a bottle of the Rye Most Most Premium a couple weekends ago.
     
  24. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (12,510) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    Agree with your analysis. I had the pFriem Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine last night, so sweet but I loved it.
     
  25. rrock44

    rrock44 Devotee (471) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    As I mentioned before Monkless started an itch…I need more Belgian style Abbey Ales in my life. It is a hard style to find. Recommendations? Maybe I need to buy actual Belgians. Ha (no clue there. Love Duvel, but that is a pale)

    Anyway, I feel like someone on this thread waaaay waaaaay back mentioned this one once. It is mighty tasty and a nice warmth which is perfect for this freezing rain, icy cold kind of day.

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  26. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    It's on our beer menu for Thanksgiving Day along with grilled flat iron steak with a wild mushroom - whiskey sauce. Did those damn turkeys for years. No matter how much you work at it, you end up with...turkey.

    Time for a change. It's just me and Mrs for this year.
     
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  27. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Cross post with WBAYDN


    An after work meal of beef short rib birria tacos at Cochinito tonight for the win, along with Pouring Past IPA from YaYa.
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  28. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Meyvn (1,224) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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    Opened up a new one from the last Deschutes Cellar Door Society release: No Place Like Home, a mixed culture sour ale aged on juniper berries and sage. It smells just as you’d expect and tastes just as good. It screams high desert to me and I like it.
     
  29. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Lumberbeard's BDS (Belgian Dark Strong) is pretty awesome.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/58538/540036/
     
  30. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Don't think I've had or heard of a beer brewed with sage.
     
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  31. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Anyone passing through Spokane should add Common Language to the list of breweries to check out. They've been open about a year(?) now and I've yet to be unimpressed by anything they've done.
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    Garden Gnome, their FH IPA, which is still drinking quite well.
     
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  32. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    On a Daycation to Mt. Vernon. First stop is the Porterhouse, where a Celebration is currently being quaffed.
     
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  33. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    They snuck me a murkster! Georgetown+Migration collab Emerald Bridges. Is frosty, but has some bite.
     
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  34. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And, to go with said murkbomb, an elk burger, with blue cheese.

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  35. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Porterhouse had Port Townsend Hop Diggity. I've liked this beer a long time, but haven't had it in some while. It's still very good.

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  36. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Fresh Hoptimism Rye IPA at Temperate Habits.

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  37. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Are Red ales supposed to have notable roast? Because this Wolverine Red at Temperate Habits has notable roast.

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  38. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,358) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Some do. Depends on the brewer. Nugget nectar is more like an IPA, and red nectar was more like an APA. Bear Republic's (red rocket?) had some noticeable roastiness.

    Not sure what the style parameters are supposed to be. It's not a style I see being made all that much anymore.
     
  39. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Foggy Noggin - FnX "Imperial Old Ale"
     
  40. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,750) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Frosty? Frooty? Both?
     
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