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Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r

Let’s start with the name. Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company was clearly inspired by arch metal band, Slayer. Regardless of how you may feel about the genre, Slayer is far and away one of its best, most highl...

 
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The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
 

The Brewtal Truth Will Set You Free

 
November 11, 2013
 



Author Adem Tepedelen came of age simultaneously surrounded by the Pacific Northwest craft brewing and hard rock cultures. Growing up playing in bands, writing, and drinking beer, one might say he was on a crash course toward p...

 
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Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow

I don’t feel strongly about praying. But if I were a mountain sports enthusiast and/or lived in Bend, Oregon in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor, I wouldn’t be opposed to asking a higher power for some meteorological assi...

 
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Jubelale
Jubelale
Jubelale

Now that I’ve lived in Portland, Oregon more than a decade, I’ve learned to take a few things for granted, found routines, formed habits, and so forth. But I feel like–no matter how long I live here–I’ll never...

 
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RuinTen
RuinTen
RuinTen

You’re warned about Stone RuinTen right there on the label:  “a stage dive into a mosh pit of hops.”  That right there is a good summary of this beer.  While this brew isn’t only about the hops, it is pretty much about the hops...

 
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Pumpkin Beers
Pumpkin Beers
Pumpkin Beers
 

The Great (?) Pumpkin Beer Tasting

 
September 12, 2013
 



It’s past Labor Day, and for weeks already, pumpkin beers have been in ample stock at bottle shops nationwide. Don’t be surprised if Christmas/holiday seasonals are available in the next few weeks. Whopperjaw decide...

 
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Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
Beers of Summer Sunset Edition
 

Beers of Summer: Sunset Edition

 
September 2, 2013
 



This edition of the Beers of Summer carries a personal stamp. I went to high school with Andris Veidis, owner of Canton, Massachusett’s Blue Hills Brewery. Veidis began homebrewing while attending Northeastern University....

 
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Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart
Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart
Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart

Summertime and Imperial Stout beer—on the surface I’ll admit that doesn’t seem right. But sit outside on a cool evening, toss in a campfire and pop this one open; it’ll all make sense then.  (There’s a bonus if you just got bac...

 
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Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Rumble

No bourbon here.  Just oak, thank you very much!  I’m familiar with Great Divide Brewing Co., but have only tried it on tap at specialty bars and beer tastings until recently.  I decided to pick up this interesting brew out of ...

 
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The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition
The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition
The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition

“It is 97° outside as I type this,” writes Brock Wagner of Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, Texas. That’s exactly why Whopperjaw wanted to give Texas its own scorecard in “The Beers of Summer.” It’s a state ...