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  • Hair of the Dog Brewing - Cherry Adam from the Wood

      Cherry Adam from the Wood Hair of the Dog Brewing Co - Portland, OR 10% ABV This is not a beer for the weak! Nor is it a beer for a hot summer day, but this beer was staring at me from the fridge, yelling drink me, drink me. I could not refuse. The beer lives 6 months of it's ...
  • Deschutes Red Chair IPA

      Red Chair IPA Deschutes Brewery – BendOR 6.4% ABV   A nice label on this beer, named after the oldest operating chair lift at Mt. Bachelor ski resort outside Bend OR. However, with it 85 degrees outside, it’s hard to picture a snowy winter’s ski day.   This beer pours ou...
  • Full Sail Keelhauler Scottish Ale

      Keelhauler Scottish Ale Brewmaster Reserve Full Sail Brewing Co. – Hood River, OR 6.8% ABV   This beer has been beckoning me from the refrigerator since we purchased it, soon after the release a couple months ago. Would have liked to take the beautiful drive out to Hood...
  • Hair of the Dog Brewing 2008 Doggie Claws Barley Wine Style Ale

      Doggie Claws 2008 Barley Wine Style Ale Hair of the Dog Brewing Co – PortlandOR 11% ABV   From our Hair of the Dog stash (thank you Alan Sprints), we pulled out the well rated 2008 Doggie Claws Barley Wine which is a holiday release each year, which you can tell by the name an...
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  • Schneider & Sohn's Aventinus Weizenbock

      Aventinus – Weizenbock (Wheat Doppelbock) Schneider & Sohn – Kelheim, Germany 8.2% ABV   This doppelbock pours out dark brown, with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly with very little lacing.   The scent of this beer is banana bread and spice such as clove an...
  • Fort George Brewery's Vortex IPA

      Vortex IPA FortGeorge Brewery – AstoriaOR 7.4% ABV   We went to the Oregon Coast today to find a rare partly sunny windless day. To top off a perfect day, we decided to stop at the Fort George Brewery in the quaint coastal town of Astoria OR. A little history of the ...
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  • Brasserie Caracole Nostradamus Belgian Brown Ale

      Nostradamus Belgian Brown Ale Brasserie Caracole – Falmignoul, Belgium 9.5% ABV   This Belgian Brown Ale poured out hazy reddish brown with a nice tan head that dissipated quickly.   Scent was heavy on the alcohol, almost brandy-like, with pungent dark fruit such as pru...
  • Alaskan White Wheat Ale

      Alaskan White Wheat Ale Alaskan Brewing Co. – Juneau, AK 5.30% ABV   The Alaskan White poured out clear and golden with a nice pillowy white head. It smelled of wheat and some spice, not a big nose. It was fairly carbonated, and took awhile to settle down. Once ...
  • Brewery Ommegang's Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend

      Three Philosophers Belgian Style Blend - Quadruple Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown, NY 9.80% ABV   This Belgian Style Quadruple lists that it is 98% ale – 2% ale with cherries added - an authentic Kriek a cherry-lambic from Belgium. I did not read the bottle while ta...
  • Green Flash Brewing's Le Freak Ale

      Le Freak Ale Green Flash Brewing Co – San Diego County, CA 9.2% ABV   Ok, I’m going to get this right this time. This is a cross between a Belgian TRIPPEL and an Imperial Pale Ale. (I messed up my Vertical Epic blog the other day, calling it a Dubbel...what can...
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