Archive for June, 2013

Dropping into Cascade

This time to try their Spiced Cherry Gose, tasted like red hots.


Sour red hots.


Strawberry: Better than last year’s batch, but it makes me miss strawberry fields from Block 15.


Yeah I opened this one for fun. Thank God it’s better than Civil Disobedience 4. Instead of being so bad that I’d rather take a Nissan Leaf to a drag strip it was actually pretty tasty. B+

Buckets of Tin

Visited a sweet new place called Tin Bucket. I’ve heard a lot of this place but have never managed to get there. Well….no longer!


I like the sign, and I know I’ll love what’s inside!


Behold! A growler bar! Unlike most/any places in Portland, Tin Bucket uses real counter-pressure fillers to fill growlers. This means that there is no oxygen in the growler once it is filled. The significance of this is that counter-pressure growlers last months and months as opposed to the several week lifetime of growlers filled the normal way.

Long story short, I filled some growlers and will be making this place a regular stop.

Oh this is neat


Sick barrels bro.


Looks like someone is brewing some Blue Dot. Smells awesome.

Moving: Complete!

Well, I wasn’t moving, but I helped my sister move. As a proper way to celebrate we had dinner and a copious amount of beer.


Here of some photos of the stuff after being poured




Quick beer

That wasn’t so quick. Shared a bottle and had a beer on draft at BeerMongers the other day.


Rapp Brewing Gose: Love the color of this beer, and the floral notes balance perfectly with the tartness of the beer. Good stuff, and unexpected to boot! B+


De Garde Spruce Regards: Enormous DIPA brewed with spruce tips. It’s straight up drinking a tree, in the best way possible. A-

Gotta get that fix

The fix being, in this case, Cascade’s Honey Ginger Lime. This beer is dangerously tasty.


Sooo good, simple flavors, but man are they potent!

I also shared a bottle of Dark Horse’s Barrel Aged Plead the 5th just for kicks.


Hello? No bro, I’m pouring m. I SAID I’M POURING M BRO!


If you get this joke, you’re awesome.


Haven’t been here in a while, but a bottle release always reins me back in.



Portland Fruit Beer Fest, etc

Sorry for the delayed post….I didn’t really feel like writing this one. My liver really took a hit for the team that day.

Apricot Crush

10 Barrel Apricot Crush: Top 4 beer of the day, wonderfully sour, with the most apricot flavor I’ve seen in a beer. Yes, even more apricots than fresh Fou’ Foune. A+

Bier Royale

Commons Bier Royale: I’ve written about this beer before, but it took a distant 5th place. A-

Chenin Blank Regards

De Garde Chenin Blank Regards: Tasty, but didn’t get too much grape here. De Garde’s stuff is all good, but this was the least tasty one I’ve had. B

Citrus Wit

Upright Citrus Wit: Smells like Tang, tastes like summer. A-


Upright/Bushwhacker Collaboration: Tasty at first, but then I started to get some funny off-flavors as it warmed up. B

Cucumber Crush

10 Barrel Cucumber Crush: Soooooo good, another top 4 beer for the day, and most likely the most drinkable beer at the festival. Lots of clean tartness with a hint of cucumber at the end. This beer tastes incredible. A+

Fruition Wheat

Laurelwood Fruition Wheat: It’s a sour beer with pears that I didn’t taste and blackberries that I did taste. B/B+

Lime Kolsch

Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch: It’s a kolsch with lime. B-/B

Wild Wild Brett Violet

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet: Best of the WWB series I’ve had so far. Top 4 beer of the day, nice funk and sour notes with a punch of passionfruit. A+



De Garde Beuezemongers: Young lambic is young. B

Cherry Desay

Cherry Saison Desay: Quite good with lots of dark cherries, but I think I like the citrus notes in the regular desay more. B+/A-

Cranberry Bu Weisse

De Garde Cranberry Bu Weisse: Not better or worse than regular Bu Weisse, which is good. Top 4 beer of the day and the most drinkable of the day alongside the Cucumber Crush. A+

Next up, APEX!

Keene Idea

Alpine Keene Idea: Fantastic DIPA, but my palate is pretty much done at this point. A

Tamranillo Saison Desay

De Garde Tampranillo Saison Desay: This slots between the regular and cherry version. A-


My buddy from school sent me a present. I am very grateful!