Departure Restaurant- Happy Hour with a View Jun19

Departure Restaurant...

June is Portland Dining Month, where dozens of restaurants offer three-course fixed-price menus for $25. Epic! To start it off right we whetted our appetites with cocktails from Departure Restaurant on top of the Nines hotel.  Departure is the perfect place to assess the situation and get a...

Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Co Apr18

Santa Barbara’...

I spent a long weekend in Santa Barbara recently.  There are so many great places to eat and drink, but Telegraph Brewing for a fresh pint or two is a must.  Unlike most microbreweries, Telegraph’s beers have a true artisan favor as they seek to perfect their beer offerings and...

How to Enjoy a Pint After Work Mar16

How to Enjoy a Pint ...

Sometimes it’s difficult to find time for the simple pleasures in life.  What could be more enjoyable then a quick pint and a pretzel before continuing home or back to work?  If you’re like me, making a pint a priority is important for good health and sanity.  I find that...

Monday Hoppy Hour Mar02

Monday Hoppy Hour

At least two Monday’s a month I like to go to my local watering hole the Lompoc Brewpub.  For my friends in Santa Barbara, they pronounce it ‘Laumpak’ here.  I made the mistake this time of ordering the C-Note Imperial IPa.  A giant IPA with over-the-top hops and an...

Cask Porter at Descutes Feb21

Cask Porter at Descu...

I’m an IPA guy.  Big, bold and hoppy are attributes of ale I am preferring these days.  I do take notice, however, when any local pour is on cask— served  straight from the barrel without the use of nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure.  So the other day before a scheduled...

Beer happens Feb16

Beer happens

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