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BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Spring 2012

Featured Articles

FEATURE // Budget Travel

Budget-Friendly Beer Travel By Emily Hutto If you were planning on skipping vacation this year due to a lack of funds, think again, because we’ve plotted and planned and driven up and down the West

FEATURE // Island Time

British Columbia’s Vancouver Island combines rich history, sprawling coastal landscapes, and some of the tastiest craft beer in Canada Story by Joe Wiebe If you think Vancouver, British Columbia is on Vancouver Island, you’re not

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CHEF // Bound By Nothing

In the Bay Area, The Taco Guys and their mobile food truck combine fine dining with tortillas Story by Lisa K. Anderson // Photography by Molly DeCoudreaux You can’t miss Lucy. She’s 15,000 pounds, bright

NEIGHBORHOODS // Beer Labs

The chemistry behind the craft in Corvallis, Oregon Story by Emily Hutto // Photography by Rebecca Hartness Stories from the Old World Center, a small, European-esque shopping center in downtown Corvallis, Oregon date back to

ADVENTURE // River Dog

One week on the Salmon River with Idaho’s Laughing Dog Brewing Story and photography by Codye Reynolds I rigged my 16-foot, banana-yellow raft for another week on the Main Salmon River in Idaho. I prepared

FLAVOR // Beyond Fizzy Water

How West Coast craft breweries are restoring the reputation of American lagers Story by Anthony St. Clair // Photography by Elliot Olson Budweiser. Miller. Coors. Pabst Blue Ribbon. These macro lagers—pale, light, effervescent, and best

101 // Stout vs. Porter

Two popular styles, many popular definitions Story by Adrienne So // Photography by Shelby Brakken If you find yourself sitting at a bar with time to kill, consider bringing up the age-old beer enthusiast’s version

DETOUR // Keep Austin Beered

A new wave of Texas craft brewers bring style, flavor, and attitude to Austin’s beer scene Story by Robyn Crummer-Olson // Photography by Elliot Olson Texas may be experiencing the worst drought in recorded history,

PAIRINGS // Around The World in 7 Dishes

One traditionally inspired dish from each continent paired with worthy West Coast beers Story by Lucy Burningham // Photography by Erin Berzel No matter how beautifully a cookbook’s photos capture the spice markets of Marrakech