Rogue Cold Brew IPA: The Bastard Brew

Rouge Cold Brew IPA

Rogue Cold Brew IPA tastes like coffee and an IPA met in a bar, they woke up the next morning, stared at each other wondering what the hell happened and 9 months later Rogue Cold Brew IPA popped out.

Blowing off Steam! Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale

Widmer Colombia Commons Spring Ale

Widmer Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) A Spring Ale? Hmm, don’t think I’ve drank one of these before. So I decided to get a six pack of Columbia Common Spring Ale (4.7% ABV, 32 IBU) brewed by Widmer Brothers from here in Portland. At first taste reminded me of a domestic lager […]

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

Chainbreaker White IPA photo by adambarhan of

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA 5.6% ABV, 55 IBU Coming from literally the heart of Oregon, this beer is born at the the Deschutes Brewery located in beautiful Bend. I was looking for an IPA when browsing a brew to taste for this post. I found one but it was a White IPA. Hmm. What does that […]

Portlandia Pils – Laurelwood Brewery – PDX

Laurelwood Portlandia Pils

Portlandia Pils – 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU A pilsner? That’s right, I tried a pilsner tonight from a respectable Portland micro brewery: Laurelwood Brewing Co. whose pub and beers I’ve written about before on this blog. This ain’t no ordinary pilsner but one that should have fellow pilsners follow it past the parted red sea. The […]

Traveling Outside of My Comfort Zone: Stumptown Tart Belgian Style Ale

Stumptown Tart Beer photo by swyngarden of

Stumptown Tart Belgian Style Ale (7.8 ABV, deplorable IBU 15) Any long time reader of this awesome blog could tell ya I am not into the Belgian styles. They’ll say that I’ll leave that style to Irving and the rest of the Jersey fellas to blog about. That is true. I’m not against tasting them […]

Phat Matt’s IPA


Phat Matt’s IPA (7% ABV, 64 IBU) Man, have I mentioned here that I love IPAs? I’m both a student and a slave of the hop infused liquidity sustenance known as a micro IPA. I always get excited when a new one drenches my palate. Which is what happened for this post’s tasting. Cruising the […]

Salute to Acropolis Steakhouse: Portland, OR

Acropolis Portland Sign by sparklemotion0 of

Acropolis Steakhouse Plus: Portland, Oregon Come hither dear sir – find a cozy seat, have a hearty meal and enjoy the top of the line entertainment show that Portland has to offer!!! Whoa is this a Manhattan quality theatrical show or part of the Shakespearean Festival in Ashland, Oregon or is this the mother-effen Portland […]

A Red for the people by the people: Lompoc Proletariat Red

Lompoc Brewery Proletariat Red

Proletariat Red 6.2% ABV 45 IBU Tonight I picked up Proletariat Red by Lompoc Brewery, a beer from the other category of beers that I like (besides IPA) Red/Amber ale.   This beer is for the working man says its label and website inspiring Beer Volutions (so says Irving) is all about defending the hops and malts to the death!!  I […]

Middle of the Road? Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

Photo by NorthwestBeerGuide of

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen – 4.9% ABV I’ve had conversations with guys all the time about the state of craft brewing. Because I also brew my own beer, such conversations occur on a regular basis with other like-minded people. I mean, where do you think craft brewing came from? It came out of some guy’s basement […]

If beer be the food of love, drink on: Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (video)


Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout is often touted as being one of the best Oatmeal Stouts in the world. So when I had the opportunity to drink this, I had to share it with everyone. So here is a video beer review of Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, a beer that I found to be an almost perfect example […]