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 […]

The not so temping Temptation


The Russian River Brewing Company blonde ale Temptaion ABV 7.5% Like Jason M‘s post about a good beer he got from Trader Joe’s I also got this beer from that chain (I love their 2 buck chucks btw). However this beer is not brewed by or for TJ but instead hales from The Russian River […]

KoKo, cabana, come here I wanna …


  Staying away from my comfort with hoppy beers not only did I leave my favorite beer style but I also left the mainland. Tonight I tasted a beer from Kona Brewing Co. which is on the Big Island in Hawai’i. This is the stomping ground of my friend Maika who likes to be called […]

Is Great White beer great?


I had some beer (one seasonal) in my fridge waiting to be tasted. You know they were just chillaxing waiting for their turn to be featured on this site. But they were casualties of not only having company but of company that likes to drink too. They didn’t make it through the weekend. So on […]

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery


My buddy Ryan and I went to the organic Laurelwood Public House & Brewery in Northeast PDX on 51st and Sandy for happy hour after work tonight. I’ve tasted two beers from this brewery before (seasonal Vinter Varmer and Gearhead IPA) and blogged about them for the KT. We sat in the bar area and […]

Squirrel Sippin’ on Some Vinter Varmer

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Tonight’s tasty micro comes from a brewery which had “Portland’s first certified organic beers.” The Laurelwood Public House & Brewery is a pub I’ve yet to visit (I know, I know) but its at the top of my list of pubs to get to. I pass by it about 3 or 4 times a month […]

Icing on the Cake: Full Sail Wassail

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When I toured the Full Sail Brewing Co. in Hood River, Oregon two summers ago, I have to be honest here, I was looking forward to the end of the tour at which time I was hoping to get a free beer to taste. Instead I had to settle for a free pint glass. Don’t get me […]

Don’t mess with the gnome


Greetings fellow beer lovers. Keeping with the theme of tasting winter warmers or seasonal beers on the KT tonight I tasted a hoppy brown ale from Oakshire Brewing located in Eugene, Oregon. The name and the label I like: Ill Tempered Gnome winter ale (ABV 6.8, IBU 65). This is the first time that I’ve […]

HUB Abominable Winter Ale


I’ve never been a fan of winter/seasonal beers per se. Meaning that I never really kept an eye out for them just until recently but if they were around I’d try ’em. Honestly I’ve taken more of an interest in them since joining The Keg Tap team. So tonight I tasted a winter ale from […]

Thank you all for the benefit of John Brown


This past Saturday many of my co-workers, friends, significant others and I attended a special event for an awesome cause at the Macadam’s Bar & Grill in Southwest Portland. The cause was a benefit for John Brown. In my regular life away from drinking and writing about micro beer, craft beer and related topics, I […]