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Portland Brewing ZigZag River Lager

I’ve had lagers on my mind lately; perhaps as warm weather and summer approaches, perhaps as the pendulum is swinging back from the high-gravity, extreme-flavor end of things, I’m craving more and more a clean, crisp lager to knock back. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about the floral and fruity IPAs and such!) Portland Brewing’s ZigZag River Lager fits that bill pretty well. Recently promoted to a year-round beer, they sent me samples a couple weeks ago … Continue reading →

American Macro Week: Budweiser

Budweiser has the distinction of being the first beer on the tasting spree. This flagship beer from Anheuser-Busch (the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” and “The Great American Lager”) sits right at 5% alcohol by volume and, according to A-B, has been brewed since 1876. I will say right up front as I begin writing these reviews that I have a ton of respect for the brewers of these big breweries that can produce a consistent, … Continue reading →