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My Fling With Portland

Being from Nebraska, I’ve missed green.  Spring and summer bring about these vivid greens in plants that don’t exist in Southern California.  Flying into Portland, I got a taste of those vivid greens that come from actual rain and seasons.  And then I got a taste of a bunch of different beers. I was in
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Hiatus

You probably noticed the sound of silence on the blog for the past couple weeks.  If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you probably didn’t know that I got married on the 17th, that I had my bachelor party in Vegas on the 12th, or that I was going on my honeymoon right after the
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Beer Review: Baba by Uinta Brewing Company

I’m going to try to hide my pure, unadulterated love for this beer.  It could sleep with my fiancee and total my car and I’d still probably laugh, pay for its cab ride home, and tell all of my friends “Oh that Baba…”  Dammit, I was supposed to hide my beer boner.  But I digress.
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Brewery Profile: Hess Brewing Company

Hess Brewing is all growed up now. When I first encountered Hess, it was a very small operation working out of a single bay in an industrial park. Their brewery doubled as a tasting room. There was a large refrigerator housing the kegs and bottles, a tap setup mounted onto the fridge, a bar akin
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