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Oregon mini-show part 6 – Fort George Brewery

1811 Lager – 5.1%.  Mild lager aroma.  Looks like a typical American lager with yellow hue and decent white head.  Very mild pilsner character.  One of the best examples of the style I’ve ever had.  8.1 Quick Wit – 5.2%.  Aroma of coriander and lemon.  Very smooth and refreshing ale.  Less spice on the finish Read More

Oregon mini-show part 5 – Cascade Brewing

Cascade Brewing First an apology for not being as detailed on these reviews.  We went to Cascade twice while we were in town, but we had company the first time so I wasn’t able to take the same level of notes.  While I’m making excuses, the amazing quality of the beer was a bit distracting Read More

Oregon Mini-show part 4 – Deschutes

Deschutes is actually brewed in Bend, OR, but we visited their brewpub in Portland.  Not only did we have a fantastic meal, but we had a serious flight of beers: Marionberry Wit – 5.6%, 16 IBU.  Hazy pink color with a creamy, white head.  Beautiful beer to look at.  Aroma is tart berry.  Taste is Read More

Oregon Mini-show part 3 – Hair of the Dog

Part three of the mini-shows was our visit to Hair of the Dog in Portland, OR.  We’d heard a ton about the brewery, and it didn’t disappoint. Ruth – 5%.  Hazy orange color with a light white head.  Biscuit malt and citrus on nose.  Very unusual malt character.  Nice citrus finish.  8.3 Lila – 6%.  Read More

Oregon Mini-show part 2 – pFriem Family Brewers

Our second stop was also in Hood River.  pFriem Family Brewers has been brewing and specializing in Belgian style ales since 2012. Super Saison – 9.5%, 38 IBU.  Aroma of tropical fruit and spice.  Flavor of pineapple, malt, banana, and kiwi on the finish.  No taste of the 9.5%.  Unusual for a saison, but very Read More

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