Friday, December 31, 2010

Deschutes Jubel 2010

Deschutes Jubel 2010

Had to drink this once-in-a-DECADE beer before the calendar flipped to 2011 or it might never happen. Happy New Year!

Uinta Cockeyed Cooper

Uinta Cockeyed Cooper

Thanks to Jer for this bourbon-aged beauty of a barleywine. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Midnight Sun CoHoHo Imperial IPA

Midnight Sun CoHoHo Imperial IPA

This is a really f-ing good IPA with brown sugar, honey, and juniper berries. I'm a big fan of Midnight Sun.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Homebrew Lineup

Homebrew Lineup

Punkin' Porter, Gingerbread Brown, Scotch ale, Maple Wheat. Wrist Fracture Winter Ale, and the Porter.

Port Santa's Little Helper

Port Santa's Little Helper

Still working on Christmas at the Dray. So tasty

The Bruery Mischief Belgian

The Bruery Mischief Belgian

At The Dray with Cam and John taking care of "Christmas gifts"

Westmalle Tripel

Westmalle Tripel

Checking out the 5 Corner Market with John drinking out of the "pimp cup"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ninkasi Sleighr

Ninkasi Sleighr

The label says it's a Dark Doüble Alt ale. I can't describe the flavor well, except the word "toasted" comes to mind.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger

Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger

Yo-Ho-Ho! A Christmas Ale for me. I like the Jolly Roger and it packs a punch, but in general I'm not as big of a fan of this style as I used to be (along with Snow Cap, Winterhook, etc. that I think taste somewhat similar)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gingerbread Brown

Gingerbread Brown

This is an odd one. Smells like ginger. Really bubbly...almost dirty or grimey...mouthfeel. Yes...I used the word mouthfeel. Not sure how I feel about this one yet.

Jer's Maple (Wheat?) Homebrew

Jer's Maple (Wheat?) Homebrew

This is Jer and Crystal's batch of a Maple Wheat (I believe). Very light flavor with some good maple aftertaste. pretty tasty.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws 2010

Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws 2010

Consoling myself after missing out on all of the delicious Abyss-cious. And celebrating Rogan saving the day!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

BridgePort Nightcap Winter Ale

BridgePort Nightcap Winter Ale

Home from D.C. and ...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bridgeport Hop Harvest

Bridgeport Hop Harvest

A big hoppy beer after a looong day/week/month. Finish line in sight!

Friday, November 26, 2010

DBR and Orkney Skull Splitter

DBR and Orkney Skull Splitter

The homebrew and the original. The flavor isn't too far off, but the homebrew is flat! Stored the bottle in poor temperature? Something wrong with the yeast? No idea.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale

Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale

Appropriate, no?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin

So smooth and velvety. Perfect on a cold dark evening.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great Divide Rumble

Great Divide Rumble

An oak-aged IPA, but not nearly as oaky as the anniversary oaked Double IPA...and that's a good thing.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Lompoc Monster Mash Imperial Porter

Lompoc Monster Mash Imperial Porter

Dark and chocolatey, but no pumpkin even with the big picture of one on the bottle.

DBR Punkin Porter

DBR Punkin Porter

Overspiced and underpumpkined, but still not bad!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter

Great Divide Smoked Baltic Porter

A nice porter that smells of smoke, but I don't taste a lot of smoke flavor. Not as smoky as the Alaskan Smoked Porter, but still good.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Uerige DoppelSticke

DoppelSticke Uerige

I have no idea if that's the right name for this German ale. What I do know is that it is 8,5% and that since 1862 hausgebraut und abgefüllt in der Düsseldorfer Altstadt. It's tasty and strong..the flavor reminds me of a barleywine.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Elysian Great Pumpkin Festival

Elysian Great Pumpkin Festival

Drinking crazy awesome pumpkin beers with John and Amanda!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scotch Silly and Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey

Scotch Silly and Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey

A nice pairing, but it won't be our first barrel aged beer.

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Spicy, but not crazy like Pumking...much sweeter

Sierra Nevada Estate

Sierra Nevada Estate

Holy shit that's a lot of hops. Quite good!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Walking Man Black Cherry Stout

Walking Man Black Cherry Stout

Smells like chocolate covered cherries and tastes of cherries and roasted ... flavor. Good luck finishing it Rogan!

Vertigo Apricot Cream Ale

Vertigo Apricot Cream Ale

At Henry's tavern drinking ... beer.

Fresh Hop Sampler Flight

Fresh Hop Sampler Flight

Bridgeport Hop Harvest

Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere

Three Creeks Cone Licker: light/watery tasting, but in a refreshing way

Bear Republic Mach 10 - Imperial IPA: holy crap thats a lot of hops

Fort George CoHoperative: thirst quenching and tastes of hops

Hair of the Dog ... Everything

Hair of the Dog ... Everything

A lineup of Little Dog, Greg, Blue Dot, Fred and Adam.

Russian River Bling Pig IPA

Russian River Bling Pig IPA

Kicking off Portland beer pilgrimage at Apex

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Spaten Oktoberfest

Spaten Oktoberfest

Pretending I'm at the real Oktoberfest...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Soon-to-be Punkin' Porter

Soon-to-be Punkin' Porter

Homebrewing brilliance!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alaskan Double Black IPA

Alaskan Double Black IPA

A new black IPA to keep us company while brewing at home.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brasserie Lebbe L'Amalthee

Brasserie Lebbe L'Amalthee

And now for something that tastes like beer...a saison brewed on a goat farm in France.

DBR Lazy Amber

DBR Lazy Amber

Homebrew Success!!! Just cracked open my first bottle of the Lazy Amber. It sounded right, smells right and looks right. And it even tastes...sorta right.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ayinger Brau-Weisse

Ayinger Brau-Weisse

A crisp Bavarian Hef with banana flavors after a Seahawks win.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two Beers Fresh Hop 2010

Two Beers Fresh Hop 2010

Trying out the newest frsh hop beer during happy hour at the Noble Fir! Tasty!!

Stone Emperial IPA

Stone Emperial IPA

This 14th anniversary ale from Stone is terrible. It's made with all British ingredients, so the flavor is way out there. Maybe I'll like it better after a few sips...I hope...



Update: OK, it's not as "terrible" as I originally thought. It just initially tastes like HOPS. Not sweet, very hoppy...and at 8.9% it gets the job done!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hale's Supergoose IPA

Hale's Supergoose IPA

Supergoose is Superhoppy

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Firestone Walker Robust Porter

Firestone Walker Robust Porter

This porter, labeled Walker's Reserve, clocks in at 5.9% and has some tasty coffee flavors.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest

A tasty fresh hop ale with hops all from New Zealand

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DBR oh-ten Magnum

DBR oh-ten Magnum

Homebrew greatness from DNR with our 2010 bottling/release of Magnum P.I. ...A

Monday, August 2, 2010

Deschutes BBQ Beer Butte Chicken

Deschutes Black Butte BBQ Beer Butt Chicken

BBQ Chicken with Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

Wittekerke Wit Bier

Wittekerke Wit Bier

Not particularly good at all. Just needed the can....really.

MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter IPA

MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter IPA

Pretty good beer and cheap, too! Last bottle before bottling day.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Widmer Brothers Prickly Pear Braggot

Widmer Brothers Prickly Pear Braggot

Happy Birthday to Me!

Goose Island Sofie

Goose Island Sofie

Appley and sweeter than expected. Thanks to Damon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hale's Seattle Beer Week 2010 Double IPA

Hale's Seattle Beer Week 2010 Double IPA

Yay! It's good

Hood Canal Agate Pass Amber

Hood Canal Agate Pass Amber

Enjoying summer with...another bad beer from Hood Canal. They all have the taste and smell of lemon cleaning products.