Month: February 2012

Beer Sausage & Hops Galore! Coalition Brewing – Portland, OR

I am a very lucky that a short 3 block walk from my apartment stands the Coalition Brewing pub “and 10-barrel brewery.” Not a big brewery or pub but their tasty largely hoppy beers makes the brewery have a big feel to it. It has a very nice outdoor seating area and if you want some of the best grilled cheese (The Grilled Cheese Grill) in town you can walk behind the bar to a primo food cart. The food cart is located on am empty lot which has a British double decker bus that’s one of their dining...

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Not Even the Dog Whisperer Can Tame Kujo

Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout – 8.9% ABV I sit here watching my favorite TV show, the Dog Whisperer and thought it was only fitting that I break open a bottle of Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout by Flying Dog Brewery and tame that beast. For the past year I have been on the hunt for a beer that stands up to Founders KBS, I thought CBS would have been that beer but sadly I found it too sweet. In the past year I’ve tried a number of coffee stouts only to be disappointed time and time again, until a few...

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An Oldie But Goodie? Redhook’s Bitter Nostalgia

Redhook ESB – 5.8% ABV – Redhook Brewing Co., Woodinville, WA College – What an exciting period in one’s life. A chance to be on your own, without parental interference. A time to try new things, learn new things, gain knowledge and experience that will propel you through adulthood. My college days were full of all that, and more. Fraternity life introduced me to more beer than I thought possible. I had already accumulated plenty of knowledge drinking and trying out new flavors, but college really put me on a whole new level. One of my fraternity buddies, who...

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Craft Cerveza: The Quandary of Latinos and Beer

Over the past two years I have been on a quest to convert my father-in-law to a craft beer drinker. He has held out on me every time saying “My Heineken is still better,” as a craft beer drinker that has enraged me since the first day he said it and ever since, I’ve been on a quest to convert him. Here’s the background, he’s a upper 50’s Ecuadorian man who has been drinking pilsners since before I was born. In Ecuador the most popular brand of beer is called Pilsener (no serious that’s the name of the beer) and from what I hear and...

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Corrupting the Young, Luring Them to the Dark Side… Of Beer.

aka “Smells Like Beer, Tastes Like Beer.” Super Sunday came and the guys from The Keg Tap assembled at Irv’s place. He and his wife Janelle were treating us to a plethora of tasty goodness, as they both love to cook and seem pretty darn good at it. The ribs alone were fall-off-the-bone delicious. But let’s not forget the obvious, we also had plenty of good beer on hand. After all, this is The Big Game, and it’s probably the single biggest day beer gets to celebrate outside of St. Patrick’s Day. Oh yeah, and half the crowd were...

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