Archive for April, 2013

You Know Nothing…

Ommegang. Upright simply stomps all over your face. Also, this week’s Game of Thrones episode was awesome, but there was waaaay too much man ass in it. Not even Ygritte’s hot bod could even it out.

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Meh, B-.

Surprising!

First Phreim beer I really enjoy. Their belgian strong dark gets an A!

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Oooooh

I like how the lighting affected the color of the beer. That is all.

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First one of the year

As much of a beer geek as I am, Deschutes Red Chair is still amazing. A-

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I feel like a bitch

A beer after rock climbing feels awesome, but even this Oatmeal Pale Ale from Burnside Brewing tastes hoppier than normal. I need to get my freaking palette back!

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Wow

So ridiculously hoppy after taking a 2 week hiatus from craft beer! Hop Venom raped my mouth.

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Two Week Hiatus

I went to the Galapagos for about two weeks and this is all I was able to drink! I barely survived.

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On the bright side, the scenery wasn’t bad…

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Surprise visit

One of my friends from college dropped in the other day and had a super early flight in the morning. He’s a beer geek and most of the good beer spots in Portland were closed, so we just simply went back and dipped into the cellar a bit.

It was successful.

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Well…there goes 7 hours.

We themed a tasting around Upland Brewing’s sour beers, but too many of us lacked Upland beer, so we just turned it into an enormous tasting.

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Descender IPA on tap! I need a kegerator. BAD

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Moving on to Upright Engelberg Pils…best palette cleansing beer in the world. If you say otherwise, you’re an idiot.

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Upland Kiwi Lambic – Extremely sour, with not as much kiwi as I would imagine, but it was excellent. I haven’t been a fan of Upland too much in the past, so this is a promising start! A

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Upland Strawberry Lambic – Not as good as Strawberry Fields. That beer has ruined it for me. B

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Cascade Strawberry – Tasty, but worse than the Upland one. B

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Upland Persimmon Lambic – I love persimmons, and this is the only persimmon beer that I know of. It’s also fantastic. It has that super grassy persimmon aroma that you’d have to have experienced to know what I’m talking about. A/A+

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Cascade Blueberry – Still good, but falling off. B

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Upland Blueberry Lambic – Oh well, it was slightly worse than the Cascade beer. B

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise – Stupid good. Huge funk and fruit that only Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen can provide. A/A+

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Upland Raspberry Lambic – Best fruit character of the Upland beer so far. A

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Upland Cherry Lambic – Not crazy about this one. B-

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Upland Blackberry Lambic – Fucking awesome. People need to use blackberries more! A

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Upland Peach Lambic – Stupid man’s Fantasia. B-

Onwards to the palette cleansers!

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I had this beer very drunk in Florida. It’s much tastier now, but it’s still just a huge brown sugary beer. B

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Hardywood Coffee Thingy – Meh

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I love Heady Topper

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Alesmith Barrel Aged Decadence – Honestly, this beer was good, but everything at this point was just blended together. You can’t try so many beers without your taste buds going on strike.

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Solid Evening

Doggie Claws and Abruzzo salami. Good times. Time to do my best impression of a couch potato!

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No carbonation issues whatsoever! Suck it haters on BA.