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Tag Archives: Portland

• Sriracha Beer Is Coming!

Sriracha Beer Is Coming!

Finally. Just in time for Christmas, Oregon-based Rogue Ales plans to release Sriracha Beer. Though it’s likely to be available in only limited quantities, the beer flavored with the world’s favorite hot sauce will likely be offered nationwide. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, the official release is slated for sometime in December. Further […]

• 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 […]

• Cool Promotion: Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

Cool Promotion: Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Beginning May 1, visitors traveling from Oregon on an Alaska Airlines flight can check a case of Oregon wine for free. Oregon is the first state to partner with […]

• List beer’s alcohol content? In Maine, that’s illegal. And crazy.

List beer’s alcohol content? In Maine, that’s illegal. And crazy.

Maine brewers and taverns are puzzled by enforcement of an old law that bans the potency numbers from menus and signs. Maine’s beer industry is booming, and at the heart of the craft beer movement is a cadre of brewers who are pushing the limits of what beer can be, with sub-genres, niche products and […]

• Portland winery too hip for bottles, releases Pinot noir in cans

Portland winery too hip for bottles, releases Pinot noir in cans

Although they stopped just short of putting a bird on it, the folks at Portland’s Union Wine Co. have decided that old-fashioned wine bottles just aren’t hip enough, and will soon sell their signature Underwood Pinot Noir in a 12oz can. Now, you still probably don’t want to guzzle Pinot with fried chicken (proper pairings […]

• Alcohol Is Really Pissed Off at Marijuana Right Now

Alcohol Is Really Pissed Off at Marijuana Right Now

Credit: Marijuana Policy Project The marijuana industry is convincing Americans its substance is safer than alcohol, and booze lobbyists don’t like it. Marijuana has been giving alcohol a bad name. So contend booze lobbyists, who are getting sick of an ad campaign that makes the claim that pot is safer than their beloved beverages. “We’re […]

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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• America’s REAL Top 10 Brewing Cities. No BS.

America’s REAL Top 10 Brewing Cities. No BS.

As part of a research project, back in December, I started compiling a list of the nation’s beer meccas; those areas where a beer aficionado can go and taste to his/her geeky little heart’s desire and know that almost every stop will be filled with wonders. So, after making my own preliminary notes, I googled […]

• Big News! Adrian Grenier’s Beer Makes East Coast Debut

Big News! Adrian Grenier’s Beer Makes East Coast Debut

Actor Adrian Grenier is brewing a second career. The “Entourage” star and Clinton Hill-based hearthrob recently launched a beer called Churchkey, which has just made its East Coast debut in the newly opened Brooklyn Sandwich Society on Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene. The beer comes in a bright blue retro-style flat-topped can with no pull […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Five craft distilleries join forces to create a tourist destination in the industrial Southeast Portland area

Five craft distilleries join forces to create a tourist destination in the industrial Southeast Portland area

There are nearly two dozen craft distilleries in Oregon and five of them have set aside competition among themselves to form Distillery Row. You may already know that Portland, aka “Beervana,” is one of the world’s great beer cities and that Oregon wines are highly respected. But Oregon also leads the country in the new […]

• How to get tanked without tipping off your co-workers

How to get tanked without tipping off your co-workers

The Boardroom Boozehound: Lunch can still be splashy. Jordan Kaye, co-author of How to Booze, and Jeffrey Morgenthaler, noted spirits blogger and mixologist at Clyde Common in Portland, Ore., advise on how to get tanked without tipping off your co-workers.