“People called our IPAs ugly, dirty, some would even ask for their money back without even trying them,” James Dugan, co-brewer, Great Notion Brewing Company, says of his early days making New England-style IPAs in Portland, Ore.
Jamie Floyd’s illustrious beer career either began with a humble batch of homebrew when he was 17; or, with “prison-style hooch” made from Tree Top Apple Juice and Fleischmann’s Baking Yeast in a childhood friend’s ”hidden attic” when they were 15, Floyd says.
With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled wine consumers dismissed it as too French, too gendered, or too reminiscent of black-sheep White Zinfandel. Of course that’s all grainy, black-and-white history now. In our rosy-hued present, pink wines have come to symbolize “all that is good about […]
Love doesn’t come in a bottle. Luckily, wine does. For the couple whose favorite pastime is sipping and sampling together, it makes perfect sense to get married at a winery. Not only is the scenery gorgeous, it’s near-impossible to run out of varieties to taste, pairings to create, and bottles to uncork. These eight wineries […]
“Do your best, and next time, do better.” Such is the motto of Deschutes Brewery, a brewery deeply rooted in its home and community of Bend, Oregon. As the eighth-largest independent brewing company in the country, and 15th-largest brewing company overall, it comes as no surprise that the brewery is constantly working to improve. Aside from its […]
Growing up in St. Louis, the only Saturday activity I loved more than a Cardinals game was a trip to Anheuser-Busch. Visiting the mammoth brewery was about so much more than beer.
When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]
Many have tried to distill Portland’s essence, but few, other than perhaps Gus Van Sant, have done it well. Distillery Row, a collection of tasting rooms in the southeast area of the city, is another happy exception. After the early 2000s boomlet in craft distilling nationwide, Portland producers banded together in 2010 to create a […]
Oregon’s Rogue Ales and Spirits has been around for 30 years, yet the company maintains a youthful, rebellious attitude and approach to brewing. Thirty in brewery years is, like, 300; but even the trendiest members of the craft beer industry can’t resist Rogue’s charms. Over the decades, Rogue has been adored for bold beers like the ever-enduring […]