Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Notes from the 2008 Oregon Brewers' Guild Dinner

Menu:
Smoked Salmon or Pork Tenderloin
Roasted potato & veggie medley
Roll and butter
Shakespeare Stout brownie

My beer-tasting notes- as written:

"Saw Full Sail brewer John Harris! He looks like David Marks!" now that David has grown a full beard

Alameda Brewhouse- Lucky Devil Belgian Golden Strong Ale
"slight metal with abrupt finish"

Full Sail Brewing Co.- Lizama Summer Dunkel Weizen
"taste obscured by food" (had a sip while eating dinner)

Double Mountain Brewery- Pils
"A bright, hoppy IPA!"

Deschutes Brewery- The Dissident Belgian Sour Brown Ale
"Yuck! Joke beer!"

Ninkasi Brewing Co.- Tricerahops Double IPA
"fresh, greenish-gold flavor"

Pelican Pub and Brewery-- India Pelican Ale
"hoppier and less complex than Tricerahops"

Ram Restaurant and Brewery- Barefoot Wit
"Ooops! Forgot what 'wit' was! Got used to it, though. Good!"

Ram Restaurant and Brewery- Palm Island Toasted Coconut Porter
"coconut? poor choice"

Rogue Ales--Rogue Imperial YSB
"Had 2!!! Great balance. Met brother of namesake"

Lompoc Brewing Co. - Heaven's Helles Lager
"ended with this--- a perfect ending!"

3 comments:

Lee said...

Yeah, "sour" is not a flavor I like in my beer. We sampled a sour beer while we were up there, and it nearly turned my face inside out.

I seem to remember trying the Tricerahops and liking it.

Did you travel out to the Pelican brewpub on the coast? Magnificent seafood, magnificent ocean view.

Po said...

Yeppers, sour beer is about as bad a drink as I have ever had.

I liked the Pelican offering and was delighted to discover that our oceanside rental house in, well, Oceanside, was not too far from Pacific City where the Pelican brewpub is. I ordered the sampler tray along with some bangers and mash. Delisioso!

Bill said...

Po, I was surprised to see this picture of our posse on the portlandbeer.org blog.

We had a great time during your visit!