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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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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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Brewery Profile: New English Brewing Company

New English checks off all of the boxes on my “What I want out of craft beer” list.  I don’t actually have a physical list anywhere, but if I did, the boxes would include items such as “Is the brewery in some random, obscure industrial park?”  Yes, it is.  “Is the ‘tasting room’ really just
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