This is my second Portland brew. Of course, I've brewed more than a dozen beers in my home, but I'm really feelin' it here in Portland. This, ladies and gentlemen, is my Stumptown Stout. That's right, a wonderfully full espresso stout. Holly says, "It's like chocolate and coffee with a little alchohol. Mmm. Perfect dessert."
"And perhaps even the perfect breakfast?" I ask.
Following on the heels of the last beer, my Southeast Amber, I feel like I'm making some damn fine brew here at home...which, by the by, is cheaper than going out (which I seldom do) and pretty much the same as it would be in the bottle (but I don't care terribly for bottled beer).
Anyway, Brittian and I brewed this earlier this month, and while the wort (beer prior to fermenting) was chilling, we walked to Stumptown and asked them to pull a dozen or so ristretto shots for us. Stumptown pulls the best shots in town (that I've found yet anyway), so I thought it'd be a fun way to "localize."
Anyway, if you're around, stop by. I'll take time out for a pint.