Nice, I'm hyped to find this thread on this site. Beer reviews on a health conscious website. Its hard to connect with others sometimes if they are so serious about being straightedge that they want everyone to be that way. I respect every one's opinions, just don't push them on me haha. I guess I feel the same way about religion as I do about beer. Haha never thought of it that way.
So, true, C.O., about any group out there. Thanks for speaking up, you speak for a lot of us.
SO I'm a little biased and believe the best beer in the world comes from Oregon. Although some of my favorites also include beers from Czech, Poland, California, Montana and NY.
Being in Portland, Oregon, myself, I'm hardly in a position to argue. And, speaking of Poland, I recently discovered Black Boss Porter
. Hoo-boy! http://bierkraft.com/browseproducts/Bla ... -16oz.HTML
The hardest for me is missing micro brews on tap, some of the best beers aren't made on a large enough scale to be bottled and distributed in stores. I will likely post a bunch to this thread but for post #1-
If you are a beer fiend and lucky enough to live in Oregon or visit there here are some of my favorites for you to try:
Off The Rail Brewery (hands down my favorite brewery) Sweet leaf is a, sweet unusual combo of like a amber and a IPA without the bitterness and it has some hints of ice tea. Blizzard of Oz is a Winter seasonal, it tastes like opening presents.
Thanks for the recommendation. It's officially on my Fun List of Things to Do This Summer in a Reclining Position.
Everything that Lompoc makes is good. Their LSD and IPA are my favorites.
Ninkasi is excellent. They are growing in size and popularity and have one many awards. They are best know for their Total Domination and their Tricerahops. I really like their winter beer its called Sleigher.
Ninkasi isn't just excellent, it's oat-a-licious. I'm savoring an Oatis Oatmeal Stout
as we speak. Oaty, malty, thick, and loaded with 7.2% of the fun stuff, it's a wonderful brew to wash down something dense and delicious, like smoked tempeh burgers or a good, rich lentil soup. Come to think of it, it goes pretty well Continental-style, too: "A loaf of bread, a jug of [Oatis], and thou..." http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/beers/oatis
Calapooia makes a chili beer. Its spicy like jalepeno, and has a surprisingly clean and refreshing after-taste.
Klamath Basin makes 8 second ale. Seriously good and seriously you will want to drain it in 8 seconds.
But it's so hard to keep from spilling when you're on top of the bull....
Aw I miss Oregon beers. Imports will be the topic of my next post.
I'm drinking to you right now in Portland, Dylan!
Flat out like a lizard drinkin'!