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Spring Break: Portland, Day 1

I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything, and there’s a ton to tell about Virginia craft beer. But for now, I’m in Portland with the wife for spring break so I only thought it appropriate to write about my experiences at the many, many amazing breweries out in the Pacific Northwest. My first day featured visits to Voodoo Doughnut, Deschutes, Fat Head’s, 10 Barrel, and Rogue Public House. Voodoo Doughnut 22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204 OK, so this place is probably touristy as hell, but it was amazing. It’s a tiny little doughnut shop that accepts cash only but the doughnuts are incredible. I got the pot hole, which was a bar doughnut with chocolate icing topped with Oreo crumbles and stuffed with cream. It was delicious and I could barely finish the whole thing by myself. I paired it with a nice Stumptown coffee …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #4-6

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #4-6 in the countdown!    #6: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale Producer: Dogfish Head Brewery; Milton, DE Beer Name: Punkin Ale Price Range: $8 / 4-pack (12 oz) ABV: 7% Appearance: Clear amber, small foamy head Aroma: Pumpkin, very slight hints of pumpkin spice Virginia Pour House Review: This beer was poured from my kegerator, so it’s not technically a bottle review. I just couldn’t turn it down when I saw it at Total Wine. The beer pours a perfectly clear amber with a nice one-finger foamy head forming that only dissipates upon sipping. The aroma is sharp with lots of pumpkin fruit and not much spice. Pumpkin fruit dominates the taste with only slight hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar spice in the finish. This beer has a maltier body that can support the large amount of pumpkin flavor. This is simply one of …

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Beer Review: Rogue New Crustacean vs. XS Old Crustacean

Let me get one thing out of the way. I’m not a huge fan of Rogue’s beers in general. I have had a few fantastic beers from Rogue, but the rest have been very average and all of them have been overpriced. However, when I got two bottles of Rogue for my birthday recently I thought it would be fun to pit them against each other since they are similarly named. The beers are Old Crustacean, a strong barleywine that has been around for a while, and New Crustacean, a fairly new offering by Rogue that is supposed to be… Beer Review: Rogue New Crustacean vs. XS Old Crustacean Beer Review: Rogue New Crustacean vs. XS Old Crustacean 2014-05-19 Virginia Pour House Review Overview Rogue New Crustacean - 85 Rogue XS Old Crustacean - 80 83 82.5 Virginia Pour House Rating User Rating: Be the first one ! Let me …

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