BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Winter 2012/2013

Featured Articles

FEATURE// Best of the West 2012

From the coolest beer gear to the latest brewpubs and breweries to the can’t-miss collaboration brews, our list ensures that your 2013 will be off to a delicious start. Edited by Megan Flynn Photograph by


BITTER END// Beer Lover’s Guide to the End of the World

By Chad Walsh As long as anyone can remember, the world has been coming to an end. It just hasn’t yet. Remember Y2K? Or those two raptures just last year that casually came and quietly

CONFESSIONS// The Perfect Beer

By Kimberly Bowker “What are you doing this weekend?” I not-so-innocently asked the man I was flirting with one Friday afternoon. “I think I’m going to drop by the Little Woody,” he replied. The Little

A PINT WITH// Douglas Derrick

Photograph by Shelby Brakken Douglas Derrick, bar manager at Nostrana, a rustic Italian restaurant in Portland, Oregon, spent 22 days touring the bounty of Italy’s food and drink culture. From distilleries and wineries to some

ADVENTURE// Breaking Rad

The waves of the Pacific Northwest provide thrills and chills for anyone willing to hop on a surfboard from novices to extreme big wave riders—especially during the winter. Story by Lucy Burningham Photograph by Jeff

101// The Smartphone Six-pack

A half-dozen free apps to help you find and share great craft beer Story by John Patrick Pullen These days, whether enjoying a quiet pint at home or a night out with friends, most people

DETOUR// Ale-oha!

More than cocktail umbrellas and white sandy beaches, the Hawaiian Islands also offer a plethora of unique craft brews to visitors and locals alike Story by Adrienne So Photograph by Annalou Vincent We were on

FLAVOR// Beer Before Liquor?

Skip the mulled wine and draw up a beer cocktail Story by Adrienne So Photograph by Molly DeCoudreux Most of us are familiar with the beer cocktail phenomenon, even if we don’t know it—or choose

PAIRINGS// Beer + A Shot

West Coast craft brewers and distillers explain why beer and whiskey taste so good together Story by Emily Hutto Photograph by Shelby Brakken Much like they pioneered the craft beer movement in the United States,

NEIGHBORHOODS// Little Big Beer Town

The location of one of the country’s largest craft breweries, Chico, California is also home to a number of smaller breweries and thriving beer bars Story by Adrienne So Photograph by Ryan Richards California’s Central

CHEF// A Perfect Pair

With precision and sustainability, chef Adam Dulye is on the cutting edge of craft beer and California cuisine Story by Lisa K. Anderson Photograph by Molly DeCoudreaux As he watched Champagne trickle down a snowy