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Pisssing the Night Away

Blanche de Bruxelles : Brasserie Lefèbvre SA : Wheat The boy was lost for four days. When his dad finally found him, the kid was pissing against a wall. So to honor the Belgian beer gods, then, Pop erected the … Continue reading

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Still Waters Run Deep in the Basement

Worldwide Stout XX: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery : Stout The waters aren’t receding, but the sump pump is working and the basement has stabilized. Particularly from afar, but even up close, there is little one can do to face a … Continue reading

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Hops, Like Work, is a Four-Letter Word

Crosstown Pale Ale : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Pale Ale Hopworks IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA Bourbon Barrel IPA : Hopworks Urban Brewery : IPA (Imperial) Expresso Stout : Hopworks Urban Brewery : Stout Hopworks Revolution Rootbeer : … Continue reading

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Wilderness Anxiety

Fishtale Organic Pale : Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub : Pale Ale Union Jack India Pale Ale: Firestone Walker Brewing Company: IPA Salvation : Russian River : Belgian Strong Dark Ale Where you disembark in Port Angeles, there’s a … Continue reading

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Perfection Should be Framed by a Plate and a Glass and by a Glassmaker

Blood Alley ESB : Russell Brewing Company, Ltd. : ESB Mikkiller’s Coffee IPA : Mikkel Borg Bjergsø : IPA A near perfect day on the rock edge of the wild pacific walk and followed by picking up a fresh salmon … Continue reading

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Where Consecrated Eagles Dare

Consecration : Russian River Brewing Company : American Wild Ale I saw an eagle above the rough black sand beach, its broken shells emptied only to the always companion waves. “I like this.”  My friend Richard smiles, “I really like … Continue reading

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Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days, it’d die of remorse on the third

Pale Ale : Okanagan Spring Brewery : Pale Ale Brockton IPA : Granville Island Brewery : IPA Stanley Park Pilsner : Hell’s Gate Brewing Company : Pilsner Sleeman Silver Creek Lager : Sleeman Brewing And Malting : Lager A short … Continue reading

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People in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Close Their Borders

Russell Lemon Ale : Russell Brewing Company, Ltd. :Something else ??? Manny’s Pale Ale : Georgetown Brewing Company : Pale Ale Crooked Coast Amber Ale : Driftwood Brewery : Amber Damnation : Russian River Brewing Company : Pale Ale (Belgian and then … Continue reading

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Lost in the Portland Aegean

Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale : Fort George Brewery and Public House : Pale Ale Sierra Celebration 2010 : Sierra Nevada : IPA Oatmeal Pale Ale : Burnside Brewing Co. : Pale Ale Reed College has tricked us.  Perhaps they learned … Continue reading

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Paradiso Station

Upright Alphaphlylactic Hop IPA : Upright Brewing Company : IPA Naked City SpeelyaiPA : Naked City Taphouse : IPA Block 15 Alpha IPA : Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant : IPA Oakshire Inception : Oakshire Brewing : Wilded Yeast Ale … Continue reading

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