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“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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“Survival 7-Grain Stout” from Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland)

Get ready for a double-shot of shit! This did-they-taste-it-first? organic/sustainable concoction could have come from moldy compost buckets inside the dilapidated shed of some Carhartt-wearing neo-hippie. But it didn’t. It came from an actual brewery – and this saddens me. … Continue reading

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“Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale” from Bridgeport Brewing Company (Portland)

Not known for earth-shatteringly audacious brews, Bridgeport tends to produce consistent, refined selections for the steak and lobster crowd. Their simple yet classy labels mirror this fact. That said, this is quality beer – and really it’s nothing more than … Continue reading

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