Tag Archives: Gigantic Brewing

weekend drinks

30 Mar
Spot on, old chap.  Spot on.

Spot on, old chap. Spot on.

I managed to have several really good beers this weekend, which isn’t that amazing when you think about where I live.  Even though you can often get 3 or 4 really great beers in one day here in Portland, I thought these three all deserved a little love on the blog.   Continue reading

drinking like a Luchadore

11 Sep

IMG_2792I’m not the kind of person that needs a huge reason to celebrate with a beer.  I think that’s been established pretty clearly with this blog.  However I am drinking this Dark Meddle from Gigantic (their version of a Vienna Lager) in celebration of a few things.  First, our house went on the market today.  That in itself is big news as it was a ton of work to accomplish.  Second, the US Men’s National Team made the World Cup last night by beating their biggest rival: Mexico.  The final score was an appropriate 2-0, which if you know the history of these two teams playing in Columbus, you would get why that is spooky cool.  And finally?  My wife and I missed The Bridge last week and thought we were going to have to wait it out ’till the season ended to finish the series.  But guess what?  Last weeks episode is on at 9 and this week’s episode follows behind it!  Score!  Let the beer drinking commence.

high fidelity

30 Aug
I got a thing for Gigantic,

Best label artwork out there

No review or pithy commentary on the beer you see above.  Just wanted to wish our 3 followers a great Labor Day Weekend.  As you can see, I got mine started off on the right foot.  If you get a chance, pick up this High Fidelity Beer from Gigantic.  It’s a satisfying pale ale, in the best sense possible.  Another way to describe it would be nutty, foamy, and hoppy with a bit of a fruit finish that lingers on the tongue…if you get that reference, color me impressed at your taste in cinema.

Enjoy the weekend, folks!

a new favorite

19 Aug

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this was our first year attending the IIPA Fest at Saraveza. our perception was that it would be crowded and crazy given the small space and the hyper-hop beer culture around here. i expected the usual suspects plus a handful of douchey “gotta be seen there” types. i also wondered if we would find a whole bunch of overdone, over-thought beers that you couldn’t enjoy a full pour of. but it was michael’s birthday. and he has a fondness for well-crafted IIPAs and hops that smack ya in the face. so…what the hell!!

and?…we were pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

The Beers at the OGBF

27 Apr

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What a beautiful day for a beer festival. Even better was the setting. It might be the best setting for a beer festival, except for that pesky drive down from Portland of course. It wasn’t too bad though. We took advantage of the free shuttle to hitch a ride downtown and back for a little dinner at the Thai Dish (way good by the way) giving us enough time to sober up before driving back to Portland. If you are headed down there this afternoon, think about doing that to stay safe. Miranda got the day off as she did all the planning for the trip, and the previous night’s posts, so these are the tasting notes from the beers that Brian and I were able to taste in the five hours we were there. Check them out in order to maximize your tasting tickets (no need to waste a ticket if I already have for you!) and enjoy the scenery while you are there. Continue reading

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