I’d Like to Eat: And Drink These Beers

The top shelf of our fridge. There is no beer in the Nemo sippy cup I swear!

The top shelf of our fridge. There is no beer in the Nemo sippy cup I swear!


This summer has been a hot one and what better way to cool off than some yummy summertime brews. This is when we enjoy the crisper and lighter weight beer options with a penchant for pale ales, radlers, pilsners, and my favorite – IPAs. I find that these are great to bring along with you on outdoor adventures where a refreshing beverage will be appreciated  Here is list of a few of our favorites thus far this summer…

Stiegl Radler – A grapefruit based beverage that is very bubbly and crisp. Part juice. Part beer. All good.

Ginger-Lemon Radler – Boulevard Brewing, zesty with a wonderful ginger bite.

Not Your Father’s Root Beer – The name says it all. I think I will try this on vanilla ice cream.

Twain’s Berry Tart  – Visit this Decatur, Georgia based brewery and try this not too sweet balanced treat.

Terrapin Recreation Ale – A summer session ale that packs great flavor that pairs well with anything served at a BBQ. It comes in a can so it is perfect for the pool and beach!

Prince of Pilsen – Three Taverns does it again with this Eurostyle Pilsner. Good intro for craft beer  noobs.

Glimmerglass –  Ommegang consistently delivers and this one is another winner. If you have never tried a Saison/Farmhouse Ale start with this one.

As you can tell from the photo above we have a few beers waiting to be loved in our fridge. Find out what I think about them by following me on Twitter @mpinkelton, or by friending me on the most marvelous beer app around Untappd.

Don’t know a Saison from an IPA? Check out this easy to understand beer term glossary from craftbeer.com.

Let me know what beers you are loving this summer!

Everything We Did, Saw, and Ate in Oregon… to the Best of My Recollection

Portland street art

I thought that the best way to summarize our trip was in photos and links to some of the fab places we visited while we were on vacation in Oregon. It has taken me an entire week to put this post together and I am still not sure I remembered them all. We went from Astoria, Cannon Beach, Hood River and finally Portland. The views were scenic, the air crisp and the food and drinks were ever flowing. Here is everything  that I loved and you will love about the great state of Oregon.



Where to stay…

Holiday Inn Express Astoria

Hood River Hotel

Hallmark Resort and Spa at Cannon Beach

Mark Spencer Hotel … adorable and central to everything you want to do








What to drink…

The Triple IPA at Pfriem Family Brewers is one of the best beers I’ve ever had

Double Mountain Brewery has a great selection of beers and pizza

Big Horse Brew Pub

Full Sail Brewery

So many sour beers and so little time at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Buoy Beer

Fort George Brewery

Horse Brass Pub

Bailey’s Taproom has 24 delicious rotating taps. Be sure their selection upstairs at the Upper Lip


Bridgeport Brewing

Base Camp Brewing

Burnside Brewing 

Pepe Le Moko


LoxInAstoriaWhat to eat…

Astoria Coffee House and Bistro

Wonderful breakfast sandwiches at the River Daze Cafe

Bijou Cafe has yummy oyster hash

The Original Dinerant 

Raven & Rose makes a killer roasted pork and scotch eggs


Gonzo Falafel and Hummus created the outstanding Kibbutz Ball

Wayfarer Restaurant

And I can’t leave out Voodoo Doughnuts 






Other places to visit….

Powell’s Books

Multnomah Falls

International Rose Test Garden

Astoria Column

Hillsboro Hops Stadium

Cannon Beach 


What is your favorite travel destination?