Beer of the Week

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

Beer of the Week Sno'd In Bend Brewing Glass

Sno’d In Winter Aleย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ(3.75)

Iโ€™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. Itโ€™s also not toooo strong at 6.8%.

Beer of the Week Sno'd In Bend Brewing Can

Beer of the Week Sno'd In Bend Brewing Can Closeup


December 6th, 2018 BOTW – Trail Monk Fall IPA by Thirsty Monk

Beer of the Week Trail Monk IPA Thirsty Monk Taps

Trail Monk Fall IPAย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (4.25)

This 7.5% Belgian IPA is a part of Thirsty Monkโ€™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.

Beer of the Week Trail Monk IPA Thirsty Monk Glass

Beer of the Week Trail Monk IPA Thirsty Monk Portland


November 22nd, 2018 BOTW – 2018 Fable by Burnside Brewing

Beer of the Week 2018 Fable Burnside Brewing Louis

2018 Fableย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (4.25)

Yes, Iโ€™m drinking this again on Thanksgiving. Iโ€™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 itโ€™s pretty delicious. 6.7% ABV

Beer of the Week 2018 Fable Burnside Brewing Glass

Beer of the Week 2018 Fable Burnside Brewing PDXBeerGirl


November 15th, 2018 BOTW – 2018 Semicircles by Ruse Brewing

Beer of the Week Ruse 2018 Semicircles Shaun Devin

2018 Semicirclesย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (4.5)

This wonโ€™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 itโ€™s subtly sour, has my favorite fruit adjunct, and is made by some of the coolest cats around. ๐Ÿป

Beer of the Week Ruse 2018 Semicircles Menu

Beer of the Week Ruse 2018 Semicircles Glass


November 8th, 2018 BOTW – The Maestro by Sasquatch Brewing

Beer of the Week The Maestro Maddy

The Maestroย ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ (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 itโ€™s a big beer, yo).

Beer of the Week Sasquatch Brewing The Maestro Menu

Beer of the Week Sasquatch Brewing The Maestro Glass