Archive for June, 2015

Wow I’m behind….

Haven’t been good about updating the blog lately. Time for some catch up!

Had a bunch of Toppling Goliath IPAs to work through last week, so we watched Fury and A New Hope and crushed them all:.

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Pseudo Sue was my favorite.

Sending Beer

One of us climbed a really hard climbing route last weekend, so we had some sending beers lined up for him:

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Birth of Tragedy was a 2012 bottle, and is probably a top 5 stout for me at this point. It’s faultless.

We’re drunk, keep going.

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Upright Blend Edmunds won, with Quetsche taking a close second.

More boxes

I love SARA, especially when I don’t have to deal with Bay Area traffic to get it 🙂



Back to trading.

Yay beer!


Random Drinking

Watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier a few days ago and had a couple beers with some friends, nothing crazy.

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Homemade Framboos

Yep, let’s get this sucker started. My friend has an incredible amount of raspberry bushes in his yard, so he picked some specifically for this purpose.


French press and an immersion blender!


So much puree.


So many nucleation sites for bubbles to form. It took some time to get these glasses full, but my god, was it fucking delicious!


We did the same with fresh Hood River strawberries too.


Voodoo Barrel Room Collection

So, the best beers were the black magick variants followed by the K13 and Eagle Rare Tenacious Wee. For some reason a lot of these Voodoo beers taste like apples, even though they weren’t apple brandy aged, with many different barrel treatments tasting exactly the same. Anyways, this was a super neat tasting, with a few incredible beers tossed into a sea of apple-tasting, stout/barleywine/old ale.



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Cause for Celebration

So I’ve been working on a rock climbing route outside on lead, and I finally got it! It was terrifying….but I get to have some celebration beers!


Bruery Mocha Wednesday: Dehydrated? Check, 19.2% beer? Check!


Commons Trillium: This beer has really taken off, probably my favorite Commons beer to date! I really like Commons, but I think they might be releasing them a few months too early, since their bottles come out just about perfect after aging in my closet for a few months.


This was a great and terrible idea. Willet 11yr bottle #768 is the winner.


Jester King Sin Frontera: Smarties.


Uli/BrauArt Lambik Peated Weizen: If you don’t like Islay, you will hate this beer, but if you do, this thing is absolutely awesome. I’ll never get the chance to have something like this ever again.

Growler Guy’s 1st Anniversary

One of my favorite haunts celebrated their 1st anniversary on Thursday with what must have been the strongest taplist in Portland. It was incredible.

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Ballast Point Heaven Hill Barrel Aged Victory at Sea is one of the best stouts I’ve had this year. Absolutely phenomenal. I would have drank another one, but necessary use of a car made me go with nursing an Alpine Nelson instead. Life is hard.