Hoppy lager, 5.8%
Ecliptic, as a brewery, is pretty new to the scene. But brewer John Harris is the man behind Deschutes’ beers like Mirror Pond and Jubelale. Which is to say, he knows his way around beer, even the ever-difficult lager, which gets a hoppy punch without losing its sessionability.
Sour ale, 8.5%
A leaders in the sour revolution, Cascade is a barrel-age aficionado’s dream. So much so that we just kind of arbitrarily picked the Kriek. Really, just roll the dice and get whatever’s coming out of the cask, pucker up, and prepare to be bowled over.
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Andy Kryza is a senior editor at Thrillist and longtime Portlander with the beer belly to prove it. Follow him to unused gym memberships @apkryza.