Back from Portland…

Came back from Portland yesterday to find a package from Flying Dog at my front door: they had sent me a PR package containing their new Woody Creek White. Nice!

Also had dinner and beers at Laurelwood Brewing Company‘s new(ish) Public House in Northeast Portland. We had the kids with us, and I’d been hearing that Laurelwood’s new place is very kid friendly (it is), so it was nominated.

At the Portland Saturday Market, we stopped at the Rogue booth and I bought a bottle of their never-before-seen (by me, anyway) Portland Saturday Market Artisan Ale… very exclusive, it would appear.

Finally, a trip to Trader Joe’s found a $9.99 12-pack of an amber beer (I don’t have it in front of me at the moment, and can’t remember the details), "Northwest" ale, possibly from Hale’s Ales… though it doesn’t seem to be any of the beers listed on their site, so who knows. I’ll have more to report when I crack into the box after I get home.

4 Responses to Back from Portland…

  1. zak says:

    rogue has a lot of special labels for their brews. when I went to the brewery in Newport about 6 mos ago, they had special packages for the aquarium, a bar, and a few others.

  2. Jeff says:

    That Rogue has never been seen by me either–cool. What kind of beer is it?

  3. Jon says:

    zak- Yeah, I’ve had some of their aquarium ales and seen their specialties there. Good stuff.

    Jeff- "Artisan Ale." Beyond that, I don’t know, and it doesn’t appear to be on BeerAdvocate or RateBeer either. It looks pale in the bottle. See my next post, I’ve posted pictures.

  4. nader says:

    I was just at the Rogue Public house this week and asked about the Rogue Saturday Mkt Artisan Ale, here’s the scoop

    The bottling was special, and like Zak mentioned that’s something Rogue likes to do for lot’s of special events and occasions (such as the Aquarium bottle). The Sat Mkt bottle actually contains Rogue’s Juniper Pale ale. I didn’t ask about the aquarium bottles, but if I remember correctly those were re-skinned bottles of Old Crusty Barleywine (though I may be wrong on that).