Not a Loser: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

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Loser Pale Ale (7.0% ABV, 57 IBU) What caught my eye first when I saw this beer was the name. I think its safe to say that most people would, with a big loser across the label. Its a pale ale and above the word loser is the phrase “Corporate Beer Still Sucks.” Well said. […]

PDX and Maui are Practically Family: Maui Brewing Company

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  What caught my eye while I was at the mircobrew section of one of my local corner stores, was a bunch of cans in six and four packs with fancy black holders (that’s the technical name :)). “Hmm” my inquisitive mind hummed to itself. Investigating further, I found that most were from Maui Brewing Co. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Experiencing Sierra Nevada

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For those of you who have heard of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, most of you have only seen or heard of their flagship beer, the Pale Ale. Sierra Nevada is a fairly large craft brewer out of Chico, CA. They have been brewing the Pale Ale, now a staple in American craft brewing since […]

Greenport Harbor Brewery


It was a cold and rainy Saturday in June and here I was in Greenport, NY looking for something to do. Having run the gamut of the three block shopping area with my family,  I was eager to take on something with bravado . I did a quick Yelp search for “brewery” to see how […]

Sam Adams Brewery Tour Slide Show


[meteor_slideshow] Jason and Robert recently trotted up to New England and tapped the Sam Adams Brewery. Here’s a slide show of the brewery tour, enjoy!!!