Category Archives: Pale Ale

“Wry Pale Ale” from Laurelwood Brewing Co. (Portland)

What is pale ale, anyway? Most breweries take the less-is-more route, churning out “safe,” watery varieties typically with a single distinguishable flavor: wheat. Wheat and water: this is what they think of people – that these two generic ingredients are … Continue reading

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“Worker’s Pale Ale” from Walkabout Brewing Co. (Central Point)

With expectations lowered by the ubiquitous and frequently mediocre pale ale, I wasn’t expecting much from this five-and-a-half-percent, quasi-government brochure labeled offering. But this one surprised me. Like any pale ale, it tenders a mild, malty sweetness. Yet, a faint … Continue reading

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