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Deschutes Brewery | Not the Stoic

August 1, 2014 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 12.1%

IBU: 15

I first encountered Not the Stoic at a food and beer pairing hosted by Deschutes Brewery’s executive chef during Seattle Beer Week. I must admit that I immediately swooned over this perfectly balanced Belgian quad that was served with the first of five courses, a trio of local cheeses. However, its stoicism (if you will) was proven when, even after weaving our way through three hours of gastronomic and fermented bliss, Not the Stoic endured as the brew that left its boozy mark on me and my date for the tasting, my dad. We each bought a bottle and, likely due to our palpable excitement, were interviewed shortly thereafter for a Deschutes promotional video. Needless to say, we left the event giddy with delight, each clutching a 650ml bottle of satisfaction. Read More

Deschutes and Goose Island – Class of 88

February 14, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Belgian Style Ale

IBU: 7 / 17

ABV: 10.9% / 11.2%

Beer brings people together. That was true 25 years ago, when Gary Fish (Deschutes) and John Hall (Goose Island) were starting their breweries and that was certainly true last week at the Pintley release party for the new Deschutes/Goose collaboration, Class of 88 Belgian Style Ale. I’m new to both Los Angeles and PorchDrinking, so an opportunity to meet some fellow craft beer enthusiasts and to try a brand new beer was too much to pass up. Read More

Deschutes Brewing Mirror Pond Pale Ale

February 4, 2014 |

5% ABV, 40 IBUs

Trees, snow-capped mountains, jagged rock faces and their inverted reflection on pristine water. Nature. You vast, beautiful, dwarfing bastard. You produce all of those things which make me ponder my insignificance, and provide comfort in your … Read More

Ecliptic Brewing Showcase

December 10, 2013 |

A few months ago, North Portland rejoiced as Ecliptic Brewing opened its doors and its taps.  Adjacent to the ultra-hip and well-travelled Mississippi neighborhood in an remodeled old warehouse that used to host raves as late as the mid 2000s, … Read More

Deschutes – Fresh Squeezed IPA

July 24, 2013 |

Nearly every weekend I enjoy hitting the local shops in search of the latest brews from around the country. An unabashed IPA fanatic and admittedly obnoxious beer freshness advocate, I’m typically the guy who’s rooting through the coolers, holding bottles … Read More

Beerstagram 7/12- 7/19

July 19, 2013 |

If anyone is scared of clowns, you might want to keep your hand over your eyes for this week’s Beerstagrams. The good news is, it’s only Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale you have to worry about (and not an actual … Read More

Deschutes & Hair of the Dog – Conflux #1

March 11, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV 11.6%

The craft beer industry is a collaborative world. When the great minds of two breweries come together, the results are often twice as good. The barrel aged project between Hair of the Dog and Deschutes that results in Conflux #1 is an excellent example of this collaborative style.  Read More

Ultimate 6er | Beermosa (Beer + Orange Juice = Awesome)

January 9, 2013 | 3 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you’re one of the lucky ones who are still partying, you may need need some fuel to start off your morning. I find that the perfect breakfast brew to help transition your morning to awesomeness is the beermosa. A combination of beer and orange juice, with a ratio of somewhere from ⅔ beer with ⅓ OJ to ¾ beer with ¼ OJ. Read More

Beervana: Portland, OR (Part 2)

September 12, 2012 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF from here on out): So let’s first go over some of the logistics of OBF.  As I said in my previous post, there were about 80 or so breweries present, and it’s all outdoors. Unlike other beer fests, you also choose how much beer you get at each booth. Do you only want a sample? That’ll be one token. A full mug of beer? Four tokens. It’s really a beautiful system. Read More