If you’ve ever home brewed, it’s always in the back of your mind: “Could I get a larger space with more equipment to brew large batches and actually sell beer?” Dylan Goldsmith from St. Helens-based Captured by Porches is doing exactly that. Starting out as a home brewing club in Portland, the brewer, through inventiveness,… Read more…
I’ve collected a few thoughts since October’s Hopfest at HUB and instead of writing a handful of smaller posts collected the scattered information into one post.
The Old Market Pub & Brewery – Not bad, not great, worth a second visit
I had very low expectations for The Old Market Pub & Brewery, located on the Westside at 6959 S.W. Multnomah Blvd.
Online reviews of the place were not kind and
I don’t think I’m alone in expressing my disappointment at how quickly beer ran out at the recent Fresh Hop Beer “Tastival” held at Hopworks Urban Brewery. In fact, here’s a post from BrewPublic that pretty much mirrors my own experience. Waiting in long lines for a specific beer only to be told said beer… Read more…
Reviewing beer is such a subjective matter. Every beer lover I know has their own tastes – I definitely have mine. There are some beers I’ll never try or drink again. But that doesn’t mean that the beer was necessarily bad – it just wasn’t my cup of tea – or pint being the case.
Sure, you’ll still get the occasional beer review from me – Lord knows I drink and sample enough of local beer to do so – but I also want to shine the light on lesser know local brewers, cover local beer news, and even step out a bit of the Portland metro area. And, as a history nerd, I’m always curious about the buildings that house our local breweries – Green Dragon’s re-use of the wonderful Q-Hut building, Hopworks eco-renovation or the Muddy Rudder’s labor of love in Sellwood.
What’s that one beer you seem to drink all summer long? The old standby that you can turn to day in and day out, every week, old faithful, never disappointing the taste buds?
Everyone has their favorite. Mine? Deschutes’ Inversion IPA. I remember reading about it a couple years back and anxiously awaiting its debut two years ago.
A few autumns ago I visited the brewery in Bend and sampled a fantastic seasonal – hoppy, piney, kicky aftertaste. And oh so refreshing. And I completely forgot to get the name of the beer.