America, October 17, 2009
Beer - is there a better reason to visit Portland? For Amy and I, that was reason enough to celebrate her birthday in Portland, Oregon. |
She had never been, but heard all my stories of good times in the land of hops. My tales of beer-topia, where every bar is a brewpub and bathrooms are denoted by sign of barley or hops - guess which is which!
Wow! The variety of beers in Portland is amazing. You could drink a new beer a day, for life, and never repeat. I know I try, every time I visit. In fact, we drank multiple beers over multiple days, and I couldn't get enough hops, barley, yeast, water and the magic that comes from a love of brewing experimentation.
Though some journeys into pilsner, bock, and cask ales can be dangerous. If you're not careful, you might grow chihuahua's on your arms. Not that it happened to us, but still, be careful. Never drink and drive, not when there is a great trolly car home.