Rawkblog Presents, Episode 4: Is Food the New Indie Rock? Probably! We talk DIY restaurants, “rock star” chefs and much, much more. Download the audio over on Rawkblog. iTunes is coming as soon as they decide it’s good enough for their fancy store.
Complete with my woefully inadequate commentary from the breweries on my phone. Reporting! These are just the good ones.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale: 4 / 5. Really nice standard ale.
Rogue Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Lager: 3.5/5. Smoky.
Ninkasi TD IPA: 3.5/5. Crisp, hoppy. Solid.
Amnesia Slow Train Porter: 3.5, maybe 4. Really nice. From a great, tiny brewery playing country music.
Amnesia Dubble Whammy: 4.5/5. Holy shit. Great flavor/mouth-feel. A touch of sweetness, not too heavy.
Hair of the Dog Lila: 4 / 5, amazingly spicy lager.
Hair of the Dog Ruth: 3.5/5. Slighty hoppy pale ale.
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot: 3.5/5. Smooth, subtle double IPA.
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood ‘11: Hard to rate, huge flavor but I don’t like cask beers. You’ll like it.
Hair of the Dog Adam: 5/5! Rich, chocolately. High abv but not overwhelming. Stick to one.
Cascade Strawberry Cream: 4 / 5. Delicious.
Cascade Rasberry Wheat: 4 / 5, super nice.
Cascade Cinnamon Quad: 4 / 5, oh, sure.
Collaborator Steel Bridge Porter: 4.5/5. Smooth, smoky, rich.
Caldera IPA: 3.5/5. Nice mouthfeel, very drinkable.
Heater Allen Smoky Bob Rauchbier: 3.5/5. Insane smoked (salmon) flavor. Pretty wild stuff.
Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - 4.5/5, Super awesome. Tastes like a latte.
Southern Oregon Woodshed Red - 4 / 5, for sure.
Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing pokes fun at Brooklyn with this “single hip beer” (get it? Instead of “single hop.” Whatever, it made me laugh.)
Here’s hoping it doesn’t taste like Vegan.
Also: That’s my parents’ back porch.
This just showed up twice in a row in my feed. Bet it’s delicious.