Weekly Pint: Tag - Portland



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Portland East... Portland Best?

Which coast’s Portland has the beeriest bonafides? While Oregon’s Portland wears a hoppy halo with a world-leading 52 breweries (give or take), Portland, Maine is quickly becoming one of the best beer towns on the entire Eastern Seaboard, if not the nation. Have you had a chance...

Travel


A Feast for All Time

With 52 breweries and counting, Portland, Oregon isn’t only the best beer city in the world. It also happens to be a peerless place to drink local world class pinot noir and explore the verdant region’s gastronomical abundance. And now there’s a great way to try it all at...

Bottles and Bars


Cider Up to the Bar

Scan the best tap rows and bottle shops these days, and you’ll see something perhaps a bit unfamiliar: new hard ciders. But it’s not just a fad for ye olde libations of yore. What drinkers are finding out is that cider can be as refreshing, complex, and rewarding as any craft brew....

Beer 101


The Truth About Craft Beer

How often have you heard a groaner like, “I can’t drink craft beer—it’s too heavy”? More than you can count, probably. Statistically, only 7% of beer sold is craft beer, and it can sometimes seem like we’re still living in the dark ages, with the vast...

Beer 101


Brew It Yourself. Do it Yourself.

“‘ Portlandia ’ is real... It’s actually documentary,” we’ve said many times. Why? Portland, and much of Oregon, is just one of those funny places where things are done... differently. Like rural Vermont, or Amish country, it’s one of those places...

Beer 101


Bitter Truth

Nothing like a good beer-based debate to get people really revved up. In a recent article entitled “Against Hoppy Beer” in Slate, avowed hops-fan Adrienne So laid out a polarizing argument that overly hopped beers are scaring everyday beer drinkers away from the craft segment,...

Travel


Beers By the Bushel

“Fruit beer” used to be a punchline. In craft beer’s formative 1980s, fruit beers tended to be too sweet and fruity, hammering the palate with flavors reminiscent of Trix, cherry cough drops, or blueberry bubblegum. Some were earnest experimentations that led to better...

Beer 101


State of the (Beer) Union

We may be preaching to the converted, but when news and numbers keep coming out about craft beer’s continued, historic growth, we’ll stand up and preach it. The U.S.’s economic hardships over the last fifteen years have not even fazed the craft beer segment. This is a good...

Travel


Beer by the Bay

Is spring here yet? Not quite, alas. But there’s a slew of beer week events across the country to tide us over. (Last May we previewed great beer fests in Philly, Chicago, Asheville, and Portland, OR; check that warm-weather list here and start planning ahead.) Organized by local...

Gadgets & Gear


Brew Holiday

It’s the most beautiful time of the year—and busiest—so we’ll just cut to the chase. What do you give the lucky beer lover in your life? There’s no shortage of selections you could lavish upon the hop-head on your list. Actual beers fit nicely in sturdy, over-21...


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