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Hard-ly Drinking

Hard-ly Drinking

A roundup of the myriad hard seltzers locals are enjoying in 2021
Ah, hard seltzer. In 2018, the Source Weekly went on a quest to find Zima, in an effort to bring back some of what was good in the '90s.

Cinco Cervezas for Cinco de Mayo

Instant fiesta: Just add any of these local Mexican-style beers
Isn't it loco to think that we have Austrians to thank for Mexican lagers? German immigrants greatly influenced non-indigenous brewing in Mexico, but the quintessential Mexican lager is a style more formally known as Vienna lager because in 1864 Napoleon imposed an Austrian-born emperor.

Easy Day is Easy Drinking

Worthy gives us low buzz with big flavor
I will start by saying, I'm not a "low calorie, low ABV" kind of girl. I like my beers to be like my husband: strong!

Local Brew News

Cascade Lakes reopens; BBC and Newport Market team up
Here are some of the latest tidbits happening in and around Beer Town, USA. Cascade Lakes Brewing Reopens its Pub with a New Look

Deschutes Brewery and Boneyard

Shaking up the craft beer industry
I'll admit when I heard about the acquisition of Boneyard by Deschutes Brewery I thought "WHAT?! NO, WAIT, I don't know...."

Winter Beer Fest Ahead

Suttle Lodge Virtual Beer Festival offers a variety of beers and fun—all to support independent restaurants in Oregon
It's been a rough 12 months for us beer lovers. So many missed beer festivals; enter virtual beer festivals.

More Locations Offering To-Go Cocktails

Where to get those drinks to go, before they go away
Several weeks ago, as to-go cocktails began to be a thing in Oregon, we published a very brief list of some of the places starting to offer to-go cocktails.

Whiskeyed Away

News and trends in local whiskey
If there was any time better than the middle of winter to revel in the craft of whiskey, we don't know when it is.

Get Your Drinks and Run

A sampling of offerings from local bars, now offering drinks to go
It’s official, and available for only a limited time: Oregon now allows restaurants and bars to sell mixed drinks to customers buying takeout or delivery—so long as those drinks come with a “substantial food item.” On Dec. 23, Gov. Kate Brown signed into law SB 1801, also known as the Restaurant Relief Act of 2020, which allowed establishments to sell and deliver cocktails that come in a sealed container.

To-Go Cocktails Coming Soon to Oregon

Oregon legislature passes Restaurant Relief bill, allowing for takeaway cocktails during the pandemic
Is it a game-changer or a survival strategy? Whether you're a restaurant owner or just an Oregonian who likes to grab takeout, it could be both.

The Spirit of the Season: Local Drinky Gifts

Get comfy with these locally produced spirits and accoutrements
Some wish for lavish bath and body products or new tech under the tree. Others, in this pandemic year, are just wishing for the days when someone else could mix up the cocktails.


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