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BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Spring 2011

Featured Articles

Highway To Ale

We’ve traveled far and wide to suss out the best destinations for beer travel on the West Coast. Whether you’re in the mood for a weekend getaway or have time for an extended vacation, let

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Beers + Gears

On the Great Divide Brewery Trail by Bill Schneider Just in case you’re among those who have ever asked “Why do they do it?” when you see road cyclists cranking up a steep pass on

From Upstate With Love

A beer’s journey from brewery to your belly by Avery Houser photo courtesy of Ommegang In the fall of 2010 I moved from New York City to Portland, Oregon to try my luck working at

Mass Appeal

Uncovering Boston’s thriving craft beer scene by Adrienne So photo by Kristin Teig For some reason, everything Bostonians love begins with the letter ‘B’: baseball, basketball, brownstones, and of course, beer. As we West Coast

Low And Behold

Take the drunk out of your drink by Adrienne So photo by James Luce Uh oh. It’s happening again. I’m at the Hair of the Dog tasting room in Southeast Portland, and I’ve just finished

Sipping Sake? Skip The Sushi

Discover sake’s versatility with unexpected food pairings by Emily Hutto photo by James Luce I’m standing in an 80-degree, 80 percent humidity, cedar-walled sauna with 20 other people. The heavy air thickens my curly hair,

Sparkling Whit

Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood lights up by Rachael Brown photo by James Luce Having a conversation with Jamie Floyd isn’t easy. We’re sitting in the tasting room at Ninkasi, the rapidly expanding brewery he co-founded in

Comfort Food With A Conscience

A locally-minded pub stays in sync with the swing of San Francisco by Joshua Landers photos by Ramey P. Marshall San Francisco is a freethinking city. Community ties are strong, local means local, and artistic