News Stories Relating to Alcohol

This covers all of our posts about alcohol: wine, beer and spirits. You'll find all sorts of interesting stories here.

Reader Survey 2015: Best Beer Bar in Portland

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Just in time for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference, the survey results for the Best Beer Bar in Portland are in! This year we see the usual suspects; just the order has changed. I'm glad to see Horse Brass on top, and am happy to see relative newcomer Stammtisch make the list. 1190 votes cast: 1. Horse Brass … [Read more...]

10 Barrel Brewing Opens PDX Brewpub

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I was just looking at this space the other day, wondering when it was going to open, and now comes the announcement. 10 Barrel fans rejoice! It seems there are many of you, as I got quite a few scathing emails a few months back, because I said I'd never heard of them. It seems I was "stupid" and "out of touch". Anyway, … [Read more...]

SipSnapp Guides You Through Beer Lists

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Beer is not my strong point. I can  find my way through a wine or cocktail list without too many problems, but am usually lost when I am craving a beer. Now, a new smart phone application called SipSnapp helps guide you through the process of choosing a beer you will like from the list of available options. The app … [Read more...]

Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic

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Gin & Tonic is what my father would have called “an honest drink.” Nothing fancy; direct and to the point. However, making the perfect gin and tonic requires a few simple steps. In the 50’s I’d come home from school and mom would turn on the Children’s Hour on NPR.  I would sit sideways in the egg chair, lost … [Read more...]

Vodka Cucumber/Mint Lemonade for a Hot Day

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Reposted from 2006 by Lizzy Caston Some things are worth repeating! Here’s a bit of Dude trivia: he’s not only a good cook – his Sunday dinners for friends are well-known, but he’s also an awesome bartender. As a matter of fact, his first foray into the food industry was as a bartender at The Magic Pan Restaurant in … [Read more...]

Distillery Row “Cocktails Demystified”

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I think a lot of folks will find the "cocktail demystified" on Saturday the 28th appealing. Distillery Row is holding an event showcasing local products from Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, House Spirits, and Rolling River. The distilleries will take turns presenting … [Read more...]