IPA + Indian food

I have not seen this idea before (doesn’t mean it hasn’t been done) but it is brilliant!
If you are in the most NW part of Oregon then you should try it.

Indian Food and IPAs
Reservations are required. $55 will buy you five courses of food with beer to match each course; this price includes gratuity. A $5 discount per person will apply when you buy 2 or more tickets. Stop in or Call 503-325-PINT to make your reservation today!

Wed Jan 13 6pm – 9pm Pacific Time
1483 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103


Widmer Cherry Oak Dopplebock


As I have mentioned before, I am a sucker for special reserve series beers. Plus I am already a Widmer fan. So this is right up my alley.
Cherry Oak Doppelbock is a rich ale, cold-fermented with dark sweet and red tart cherries, then conditioned on new, heavily toasted American oak. The result is a dark lustrous brew with up-front malty sweetness and cherry fruit notes completed by caramel, dark chocolate, and toasted oak undertones. The complex flavor profile balances the impressive 9% ABV and 40 IBUs.

Decade Defining beers

Another atypical blog is Joe Sixpack from Philadelphia, here is how he starts a recent post that caught my eye…
“THIS TIME OF the year, everybody does a Top 10 List. But I consume beer by the sixpack, so that’s what you’re getting today: The 6 Beers That Defined the Decade.
These aren’t necessarily my favorites. (Heck, I can’t even pick my favorite from last night.) But they are beers that set the pace in the American beer scene in the ’00s.”

Check out his selection HERE

Randy Clemens

The sharp eyed among you may have noticed another favorite link over their in the right sidebar.

It is for a Randy Clemens who has some great thoughts on beer and wine and food that you can read on his SITE or in various food magazines like Imbibe and Beer Advocate. I always learn something after reading one of his pieces.