Firestone Double Dominates Imperial IPA Tasting

Firestone Double Jack Double IPA walked away with the title at the LeMonds Family Imperial IPA tasting held at the Post-Ride Pub at 465 on May 14th. Hopworks Ace of Spades was second, followed Avery Maharaja. The event was part of a 50th birthday celebration for [Continue Reading]

Winterfish Wins 2010 Christmas Tasting

Winterfish from Fish Brewing of Olympia was the surprise winner at the LeMonds Family Holiday Tasting on Christmas Day. A hoppy brew with an ABV of 7.5 percent, Winterfish received high marks for its citrus flavor, smooth finish, and overall drinkability. [caption [Continue Reading]

IPA Gift Basket Up for Bid

Portland beer goddess and GGG member Amy Singmaster of Belmont Station has an offer you can’t refuse – the chance to bid on a hand-picked collection of nine Oregon IPAs. Amy promises that “several” imperials will be included. The basket has [Continue Reading]

Kelso Theatre Pub Offers Growler Fills, Ace of Spades

The Backstage Cafe at the Kelso Theatre Pub has upped the ante once again by becoming the first venue in Cowlitz County to offer growlers fills. [caption id="attachment_4418" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Tess Parker-Dahlquist"][/caption] Cafe Manager [Continue Reading]

Real Beer Arrives in River City

Tess-Parker Dahlquist, manager of the Backstage Cafe at the Kelso Theatre Pub, has announced that the KTP will begin serving beers from Hopworks Urban Brewery on Friday, January 29th. Tess decided to bring in Hopworks brews because she heard there was a demand for [Continue Reading]

Newcomer Edges Favorites to Win Holiday Beer Tasting

Old Humbug Winter Warmer from Southern Oregon Brewing edged Port Brewing’s Santa’s Little Helper and Fish Brewing’s Winterfish to claim the title at the 2009 LeMonds Family Christmas Tasting on Growlers Gulch Road in Castle Rock. The vote was the [Continue Reading]

Beer Tasting Highlights Hoppy Holiday

Like most families, ours has a sacred holiday tradition. Ours just happens to involve beer. Christmas Day on Growlers Gulch Road, west of Castle Rock. Friends and family members had been shuttled over via four-wheel drive, the turkey was in the oven, and the [Continue Reading]

LeMonds Remains Active in Pacific Northwest Publishing Scene

Jim LeMonds of WriteTek Northwest has published three recent stories, has another on tap, and will be included in an upcoming broadcast on KLTV. LeMonds’ most recent work includes “The Man Who Men Hemingway” (the Columbia River Reader), [Continue Reading]

Fort George Brews Great Beer, Community Connections

Northwest Coast Magazine, Winter 2008

World-class beer is the most obvious product of the craft-brewing revolution that has swept the Pacific Northwest in recent years. But brewpubs that get it right are also great places, where a sense of comfort and community are at the top of the menu.

The Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria gets it right. Continue reading Fort George Brews Great Beer, Community Connections