Wednesday, March 18, 2009

February 09

Portland Brewery-MacTarnahans Taproom
2730 NW 31st
Portland, Oregon

Tim and I needed to eat lunch before we ventured to the Sportsman Show at the Expo. Which is another new adventure for me all together. I was never really into hunting and I'm not sure if I am now either. There are some beautiful animals out there that's for sure. Some I have never seen before. Tim has a large collection of animals from all over the world he has hunted. I think I would like to go sometime maybe to just take pictures of these beautiful creatures in their habitat. I would feel terrible photographing them and then Tim buts a bullet in them. Well that is nature and survival I guess. OMG onto the beers please. Tim had the Mactarnahans Blackwatch Cream Porter and I enjoyed the Apricot Ale. For Dessert Tim had the Oregon Honey Beer.

Golden Valley Brewery and Pub
980 NE 4Th Street
McMinnville, Oregon

Red Thistle Ale
Grand Island Golden
Dundee Porter
Muddy Valley Oatmeal Stout
Third Street Wheat
Chehalem Mt. IPA
American Pale Ale
Geist Bock
Red Hill Pilsner

On our way to the Oregon Coast for the Family Christmas in February we stopped here with Tami, Cory and Family. Tim and I once again enjoyed the sampler tray. Tim picked the Third Street Wheat and I the Muddy Valley Oatmeal Stout. We also like the Red Thistle Ale, Tnnenbomb and Dundee Porter. Cute place at the end of old town McMinnville. The food here was very good as well. Good beer and Good food seem to go hand in hand.

McMenamins Lighthouse Brew Pub
4157 N Highway 101
Lincoln City, Oregon

As we got closer to Lincoln City we decided to stop and grab a quick beer before meeting up with the rest of the family. One of Tami's favorites is the Seasonal Kris Kringle so Tim ordered that for me. It was very good a little strong but with a touch of spice. Tim enjoyed a Sleepy Hallow Nut Brown. Time to meet up with the family.

Siletz Roadhouse-Siletz Brewery
243 N Gaither
Siltz, Oregon

Paddle Me IPA
Wooly Bully
Spruce Ale
Oatmeal Cream Stout
Black Diamond Imperial Porter
Lovin Lager
Red Ale
Chocolate Porter

After calling their number which was disconnected and then asking the locals if this place even exsisted we found it and well worth it. The location was nothing to be desired. Half of the brewery letters on the building had fallen off. The building where the bar was looked like a run down restaurant. When we went inside it looked like they were remodleing. We sat at the bar and of course ordered a sampler. As we warmed up to the bartender we found out that the Siletz Brewery go bought by Albany Brewing the kettles and all. She did tell us they would be carring the beers on draft and in bottles. The beers were surprisingly good, very good. The bartender was very knowledageable about the beers telling us about some of the ingrediance. Tim had the Spruce Ale it is made with real Spruce buds. didnt know that. It was a shame that this Brewery was 30 minutes from Newport and had such great beer. I'm sure alot of people have no clue that this is a great find. I really didnt notice the rundown place after the delicius Chocolate Porter touched my lips. WOW I had never tasted such a wonderful Porter. It was like double chocolate. I would drive there today just to have another.

Rogue-Brewer's On The Bay
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon

Okay so we couldnt go to Newport without hitting Rogue Nation. Tim and I had two sampler trays. They have 40 beers on tap. You get to choose 4 at a time to sample. After we ordered them and the bartender brought them to us we had to laugh. Out of the 8 beers we wanted to try only 1 we could see threw. Liking the dark beers. Tim and I pretty much have the same taste it makes it nice when we want to share a beer and we then can have another. These micro's are srtong most of them 5-8%. You have one and want another. Then your on your A**. Tim could not pass up the chance to have a Hazlenut Brown. I had the Hazlenut Hazlenut Brown. Yum Yum!! Oh yha we split a french dip. It was very good. Dave the off duty bartender was very helpful and the rest of the staff was great. It filled up fast in the bar as well as a line of about 15 to get into the dinning area. Well worth it.

McMenimins Lighthouse Brew Pub
4157 N Highway 101
Linclon Cith, Oregon

On our way home we had to stop for a beer oh and lunch. Tami, Cory and the kids joined us aswell. We ordered a pitcher of Hleepy Hallow Nut Brown. Tim, Tami, and Cory had a second pitcher and I had a Ruby Red.

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