Saturday, January 24, 2009

My New Brew

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.

8 comments:

Glenn said...

I can't help but be a little disappointed that the compassion and love you sing about doesn't seem to extend very far past Oregonian beer drinkers. Being so cavalier about the superiority of localized beverages, even demonizing bottled beer, seems to betray the lack of depth in the conciousness you sing of being the focus of you life. Always, it's your freedom to drink and advertise what you choose, but I was just a little disappointed that there seems to be so much pride and elitism in the brew you prepared. Certainly there are bottled beverages of excellence that have originated outside of your petty neighborhood. You arrogant foodie.

Russ said...

Mmmm... that looks REALLY good. I really haven't come across anything that special in terms of local brew here in Southern Colorado. There is a local Meadery... and we've gotten into that! But Mead is something to be enjoyed on occasion. Not like the daily goodness of a fine ale. The Winery in Cannon City makes a fine Merlot as well. But... still searching for a good local beer I can get excited about. Maybe someday I, like you, will take matters into my own hands.

Glenn...lol... brilliant! :-)

Ryan Lee Sharp said...

Glenn, you're such an anti-elitist elitist. Damn you for being so literarily superior.

Russ, would "they" allow the brewing of such substances there in the hills? If so, do it. It's fairly inexpensive to start up and sooooooooo good. And if you enjoy working in the kitchen, it's a fun art form.

s.o said...

Yes, it looks and sounds amazing. Having partaken of your preivous 39th st. batch, I can vouch. enjoy for us.

Jeramy Sossaman said...

may an imperial IPA and i'm taking a drive.

Russ said...

Well... I'm in the process of rewriting some policies related to such substances right now in these hills. :-)

jessicagrady said...

stumptown stout sounds like it would be marvelous mmmmmm

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Bottled beer rejoice!

- jesse