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Tag Archives: Portland Oregon

• Amateur rocketeers to launch beer into ‘space’ – drink it on return to Earth

Amateur rocketeers to launch beer into ‘space’ – drink it on return to Earth

Team Numb from Portland, Oregon will launch a keg of beer this September The group of amateur rocket enthusiasts has done two launches before Their small rocket will launch to a height of 20,000 feet above the ground Admittedly that’s quite a long way from ‘space’, which is 330,000 feet high The cargo the rocket […]

• Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

Jägermeister Cocktails Revisited

The cause of your worst college hangovers has grown up and graduated to the cocktail menu. Jägermeister. Ooof. Just reading the word will no doubt conjure up images of dive bars, messy shots and not a few painful mornings-after. These, of course, are why you no longer partake. But while you were off advancing your […]

Shaken & Stirred: Vinegars give NYC cocktails a new kick

Shaken & Stirred: Vinegars give NYC cocktails a new kick

When wine turns to vinegar, it’s past its prime. But vinegar in a cocktail is part of a timely drinking trend. Speakeasy-style bars across the city are using shrubs, which are vinegar-based syrups infused with fruit and spices, in cocktails. And local Asian restaurants are incorporating drinking vinegars, long considered healthy, into spirited libations. “Vinegar […]

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• Oregon State brews up online, on-site classes for beer makers

Oregon State brews up online, on-site classes for beer makers

To fill a knowledge gap among both professional and hobbyist beer-makers, Oregon State University has created several online and on-site short courses for brewers who want to refine their technical skills. On-site offerings will take place this summer in the brewing hotspots of Portland, Bend and Corvallis, allowing students to network with some of the […]

• New labels show not all Kona Brewing Co. beer made in Hawaii

New labels show not all Kona Brewing Co. beer made in Hawaii

The recent resurgence of Hawaii’s craft brewing industry, which I wrote about in April and which Hawaiian Airlines’ Hana Hou inflight magazine featured in its October/November issue, has once again brewed up an interesting topic: Where the beer is actually made and the claims that these companies are making. It’s even causing one of the […]

• Starbucks names first SoCal booze cafe

Starbucks names first SoCal booze cafe

It looks like Southern California will be the local ground zero for the Starbucks Booze Experiment. Starbucks confirmed plans to start selling wine and beer in a San Diego area cafe in Coronado. The company said Wednesday that the cafe is one of at least six Starbucks in Southern California that will launch a pilot […]

• How To Barrel-Age a Cocktail. It’s Easy

How To Barrel-Age a Cocktail. It’s Easy

Want to add unique depth to your next cocktail? Put it in a barrel and wait six weeks. The barrel is a beautiful thing. It’s an object that’s etched into our boozy subconscious—an old-timey icon for fine drink that’s almost primal. It’s pre–frothy beer mug, pre–martini glass, pre–mustachioed bartender. Yet you rarely encounter one outside […]

• Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Get ready Portland. Starbucks to sell beer & wine in Pearl District

Starbucks is going in a new direction at one location in Portland. The Seattle-based coffee giant will start selling beer and wine at it’s newest location in the Pearl District. “We do know that 75-percent of our customers do come in before 2 p.m., so for us, this is a great way to expand into […]

• Aging makes for killer cocktails

Aging makes for killer cocktails

Aged cocktails are becoming quite the thing, it seems. It’s a very interesting concept, and it’s a process that really does make a difference. As far as I can make out, Tony Conigliaro, the English bartender whose latest venture, 69 Colebrooke Row, in the Islington district of London took off the moment the doors opened, […]

• Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington & British Columbia

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington & British Columbia

Traveling to the NW? Don’t forget your guide! Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Lisa Morrison, a.k.a. The Beer Goddess, has included every brewery worth visiting, from pioneers like McMenamins, whose Hillsdale Brewery and Public House in […]

• American Distilling Institute Deadline for Spirits Judging Fri, Mar 18

American Distilling Institute Deadline for Spirits Judging Fri, Mar 18

Application deadline for judging Friday, March 18. To enter whiskey, brandy, eaux de vie, grappa and fruit infusions, visit www.distilling.com now. All spirits must be received in Portland by Friday, March 25th. Address: Beth Gilden Rogue Forum 1001 SE 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 (Must be addressed to Beth!) Watch the YouTube video

• Dream about being a craft distiller? Reigister for ADI's Craft Distilling Conference

Dream about being a craft distiller? Reigister for ADI's Craft Distilling Conference

FOCUS on APPLE BRANDY Brandies, Grappa, Fortified Wines & Cognac The Benson Hotel, Portland, Oregon April 4-8, 2011

• Booze & food trucks. A combo whose time has come. To Portland anyway.

Booze & food trucks. A combo whose time has come. To Portland anyway.

We’ve grown pretty unfazed with the menu items food carts are now producing, but we never expected booze. But there are a few pending liquor licenses in food-truck-friendly Portland, Oregon. Former commercial Alaska fisherman Rafael Gaxiola hopes to make his cart the first liquor-approved, reports OregonLive.com. By adding beer and wine to the Mexican-inspired menu […]

• Uh oh. Blogger sez Portland beats Denver as a beer city, hands down

Uh oh. Blogger sez Portland beats Denver as a beer city, hands down

Portland is a better beer town than Denver. As a Denver native, it pains me to say that, but after having visited Beervana for the first, time, there is no getting around it. While Denver brewers consistently make better beer than those in Portland, there are more than three times as many breweries in the […]

• New Craft Distilleries Pour into Portland

New Craft Distilleries Pour into Portland

Portland’s new “it” neighborhood is home to Distillery Row, providing visitors with a tour of local spirits. Long known as an epicenter for craft products, Portland has a thriving microdistillery scene that’s developing as new distillers introduce unique spirits. The Central Eastside district – an industrial area quickly becoming Portland’s new “it” neighborhood – is […]