Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know About Oregon

I guess it isn't a strange coincidence that all the beers in today's post are Oregon-brewed, considering the sheer amount of Oregon breweries. The first is an oldie but goodie for many of you: Deschutes' Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter, both of which are on sale at $10.99 a 12-pack at Kelly Liquors on Wyoming. The six-packs of each beer are selling for $7.99, so that's a $5 savings. That's good.

MacTarnahan's has been in operation in Portland, OR since 1986, meaning it only took 16 years for their beer to make its way down I-84 to I-15 to I-70 to 191 to 550 to I-25 to here. Actually, only one MacTarnahan's beer has made it here thus far. Maybe the others stopped in Salt Lake and converted. Spine Tingler is the beer we got, an 8.5% ABV Belgian Tripel style. The 22 oz. bottle is selling for $7.49, and I've seen it at Jubilation and multiple Kelly's.

Bucking the trend of Black IPAs, Bridgeport introduces a Black Pale Ale style. Not sure that is really breaking through boundaries style wise, but it stands to be an interesting beer just the same. Black Rain is the name of the 5.6% ABV beer, and it is selling for $7.99 per six-pack. I first saw this at Kelly's on Wyoming. Oregon probably has some too.

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