Sunday, January 9, 2011

A look at some winter Oregon beers

Last week I picked up a couple of winter beers while I was at The Brew Shop picking up ingredients for making my first patch of beer (Aside: If you haven't been to The Brew Shop, it's worth checking out just for the beer selection...they have a wide variety of regional and nonregional beers.

So, I picked up Terminal Gravity's Festivale ($1.69 for a regular-sized bottle, I believe) and Ninkasi's Sleigh'r Dark Double Alt ($3.99 for a 22 oz.).

I really enjoyed the Festivale, and I have to say I usually enjoy everything TG puts out. I even made a pilgrimage to their place in Enterprise while vacationing this's exactly what I picture when I think of a winter beer. Flavorful, warming, etc. I would definitely have a six-pack of that.

Beau and I weren't big fans of the Ninkasi. It's a fine beer, it gets a B+ at Beer Advocate. It just didn't really hit home for me as a great winter beer. Maybe I am just picky.

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