So Nick and I recently had the luxury of visiting Portland, Oregon for a week. I had only heard of this legendary beer city before, this was my first visit. Here is my list of super cool things about Portland’s beer scene.
1. Breweries can sell directly to the customer. So you can drink delish beer at Hair of the Dog, Cascade or Deschutes and then walk out with a bottle to enjoy later.
2. Bars are not required to serve food. This allows them to focus simply on awesome beer.
3. You can bicycle to most places in the city! That means way less risk of people drinking and driving.
If Atlanta’s law’s and streets were to change a bit we too could be a beer city just as awesome as Portland. After all with Orpheus opening just off the Beltline and more awesome breweries on the way, before you know it there will be a brewery in everyone’s hood!
PS. If you’re pinball wizard like me, check out Ground Kontrol in the Pearl District of Portland, one of the most epic selections of pinball games! Come on Joystick, take it up a notch!
Check it out! We are a favorite spot of PGA golfer Roberto Castro!
According to USA today:
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It’s with a heavy heart that we say good bye to Dale Ralston, who had been with us through thick and thin for the last five and half years! Dale started as a server in September 2008 and became a manager after 3 months. She has kept our spirits high and our sides hurting with her fabulous sense of humor. She is the artist behind our chalkboards and email newsletters. Dale will be greatly missed at The Porter Beer Bar.
The only thing keeping us from crying is that Dale is leaving to open her very own awesome bakery called La Calavera with her husband, Eric Arillo. It will be at 747 East College Avenue near Avondale in Decatur! They are shooting to open in March, but keep upto date with their fabulous website: http://lacalaverabakery.wordpress.com/
Dale and Eric (who is also the baker) have been selling bread at local farmers markets for two years now and are ready to get serious with their very own storefront. We wish them the best of luck!
“Where the Wild Beers Are” is our January tradition. Every Friday in January we have a tap takeover with a theme. At least one week is WILD beers! Wilds beers are made with wild yeasts and are funky, sour and saison-y. This year we are kicking off with two fridays Jan 3rd & Jan 10th with Wild Beers!
Jan 17th is Terrapin vs. Yeti. Favorites like Terrapin White Chocolate Yoo Hoo and Cinnamon Roll WakenBake will go up against amazing Yetis like Chocolate Yeti, Oak Aged Yeti and Espresso Yeti.
Jan 24th will be an IPA themed tap takeover, so hopheads unite!
Below is our line-up for Jan 3rd:
St. Louis Gueze Fond Tradition 2012 Belgium 8oz/ 5% $6.00
sour and tart with green apple and vinegar
Timmerman’s Pumpkin Belgium 8oz/4% $6.25
tart lambic, dry pumpkin flavor, subtle brown sugar, festive and unique
Hitachino Sour Anbai Japan 8oz/7% $6.50
Anbai means salty plum and that exactly what you get in this lightly tart, wheat beer
Anderson Valley Gose California 8oz/4.8% $
Salty, orange, coriander, lovely tartness brings this Gose to life
Bruery Oude Tart California 8oz/7.5% $8.25
oak, sour plum, vanilla, tart red wine flavors
New Holland Incorrigible Michigan 16oz/4.9% $6.50
Berlinner weisse, sour grapes, apple cider cinegar, funk and must, oak
Abbaye de Bon Chien Zymatore Switzerland 8oz/11% $8.00
Semi-sweet with an acidic, vinegar-like twang, funky with a dry and oaky finish; moderately sour with a touch of alcohol warmth
Rodenbach Grand Cru Belgium 8oz/6% $7.00
Sour with sharp acetic notes, dark sour cherries followed by light sweet malt, red wine oaky tannins
Wild Beer Co. Bliss England 8oz/6% $6.00
Dark saison w/ roasted fruit, apricot and yeasty funk
Ichtegem Grand Cru Belgium 8oz/6.5% $6.50
surprisingly moderate tart cherry and oak character, caramel and candy sugar backbone
Bruery Tart of Darkness California 8oz/5.6% $8.50
sour cherry and apple, dark roasted malts, oak and balsamic vinegar notes
We will having the following Holiday Hours coming up!
Regular Menu and Full Bar Available during Holidays Hours.
Thanksgiving open 5pm-12 midnight
Christmas Eve 11:30am-6pm
Christmas Day 5pm-12 midnight
New Years Eve 11:30am- 2:30am
New Year’s Day 11am-12 midnight
Don’t forget about our annual glassware sale kicking off on Black Friday, November 29th and going through Sunday December 1st!
Hanukkah is early this year, so we moved up Christmas vs. Hanukkah to Friday November 29th. Come out for a fabulous He’Brew tap line up vs. Belgian Christmas beers!
Check it out! He came on our anniversary and talked to Curt Dawsey!
We got Reader’s Pick for Best Bar Food and Editor’s Pick of Best Beer Bar!