Category Archives: Red Ale

“Believer Double Red Ale” from Ninkasi Brewing Company (Eugene)

To Eugenians, Ninkasi is the new Nike. Founded in 2006, it has quickly grown into a northwest beer powerhouse, offering bold, original interpretations of standard varieties. Even their labels stand out, ensnaring the eye with hitherto unused pastels and bright, … Continue reading

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“Natty Red Imperial Red” from Hop Valley Brewing Co. (Springfield)

The word “Imperial” suggests something brutal and single-minded, yet regal. In the beer world “Imperial” also connotes power and authority, a brew that numbs the tongue as much as it activates the pleasure centers of the brain. Despite its gimmicky … Continue reading

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