Beer of the Week
Beer of the Week is a weekly feature of PDXBeerGirl’s. Interested in being featured? Reach out and let me know. This post will be updated each week with new beers. Find each beer on Instagram first!
December 13th, 2018 BOTW – Sno’d In Winter Ale by Bend Brewing
Sno’d In Winter Ale 🌟🌟🌟(3.75)
I’m sold on the idea of staying inside if I get to drink this and enjoy my Christmas Tree. This beer is exactly the Winter Warmer I look for, full bodied with balanced malt and hop characteristics. It’s also not toooo strong at 6.8%.
December 6th, 2018 BOTW – Trail Monk Fall IPA by Thirsty Monk
Trail Monk Fall IPA 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.25)
This 7.5% Belgian IPA is a part of Thirsty Monk’s Karma Series, which a portion of sales are used to support the Trailkeepers of Oregon. Drink beer AND help protect our trails and national parks? Uh, yeah! The beer was good, with the orange flavor coming through loud and clear. Be sure to stop by their pub off SE 32nd & Hawthorne if you get the chance! They have 17 draft beers (most their own and a few guest taps), as well as a sweet bottle collection.
November 22nd, 2018 BOTW – 2018 Fable by Burnside Brewing
2018 Fable 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.25)
Yes, I’m drinking this again on Thanksgiving. I’m already a sucker for sours, but this is my dessert today. Aged in oak barrels, mmhmm. Cherry finish? Yes. This is the second version of this Flanders Red, and it’s pretty delicious. 6.7% ABV
November 15th, 2018 BOTW – 2018 Semicircles by Ruse Brewing
2018 Semicircles 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5)
This won’t last long! The guys foeder-aged a sour blonde ale with 1,000lbs of peaches, and kegged a very small amount to enjoy on draft. The remaining beer is being bottled and left to condition until the early Spring. Consider this draft a preview of a bolder beer to come. I chose Semicircles this week because it’s subtly sour, has my favorite fruit adjunct, and is made by some of the coolest cats around. 🍻
November 8th, 2018 BOTW – The Maestro by Sasquatch Brewing
The Maestro 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4.5)
This delectably dark brew is a 9.2% imperial stout aged on cocoa nibs, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, and ancho chilies. It was nicely balanced, not too sweet, with just the right amount of chocolate. Available at Sasquatch in 10oz pours only (because it’s a big beer, yo).