Blog Tag: Beer Tasting

A New Urban Winery Pairs Beer with Cheese. WTF?

Photo Courtesy of Sasha Davies Have you heard of Cyril’s? No? Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery is a remarkable new southeast industrial Portland urban winery. Recently, I visited Cyril’s and tasted some pretty delicious cheese. Not paired with wine, but with beer. Yes, I wrote that. B-E-E-R. No wine in sight except for the wine fermenting in sight, but nothing in a glass. O.K? Don’t worry; I haven’t switched sides. Photo Courtesy of Mike Conway... Read More »

Beer: Don't Describe It, Drink It.

April 4, 2013
Most beer aficionados have a beer geek side that loves to break beers down, pull out the notes that create the liquid composition. You may hear such descriptions when beer tasting: Earthy, roasty, with a hint of citrus. However, the traditional tastings—like wine tastings—can deter the novice and experienced alike from enjoying the very essence of a pint: to connect with your friends and family. I decided to forego traditions, invite some beer-loving friends in... Read More »

Fermented Photo: Baltic and Imperial Porter Tasting

Baltic and Imperial Porter tasting at Upright Brewing. A shot from the Porter tasting at Upright Brewing a couple of weeks back. The strong beers hit quickly, but I still can't help but wonder what these people think as I crawl on tables and in between barrels with a camera in one hand and a glass of 11% Porter in the other. They'd probably be more horrified if I dropped my beer, whereas I might... Read More »