Well, the remanants of Typhoon Pabuk is dropping a shitload of rain on Oregon this weekend. I celebrated by standing ON TOP OF A FUCKING PRODUCTION TRUCK for three hours for a high school football game. SO LET'S DRANK.
Marooned on Hog Island Oyster Stout by 21st Amendment Brewing (San Francisco, CA): An oyster stout is just as it sounds. It's a stout that includes ACTUAL FUCKING OYSTERS in the production of the product. The idea is that the oysters give a bit of a salty finish to a chocolately porter. 21st Amedment hits it pretty good here in this one, since it uses just oyster shells as opposed to oyster juice or whole oyster. Basically, that means the oyster doesn't overpower everything.
Point Blank Red by Barley Brown's Beer (Baker City, OR): I'll be honest, I didn't even know there was a brewery in Baker City. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, so when I say that Baker City is in the middle of nowhere in eastern Oregon, I speak on authority. This town celebrates the fact that the movie "Paint Your Wagon" was filmed there. So when I saw my friendly local bottle shop had a beer from Baker City on tap, I had to give it a shot. And, as it turns out, it's pretty darn good and has a real pretty amber color to it.
Rhubarbarian by 2 Towns Ciderhouse (Corvallis, OR): Yes, on occasion I enjoy a good cider. We grow many metric fucktons of apples in the Northwest (crimson crisps grown around the Monmouth area, for the record, delish), so it makes sense that some of those orchards would be devoted to cider apples. Well, for this one, you better like rhubarb in addition to cider, because the rhubarb comes through strong in this concotion. In particular, the rhubarb's sour. It's like a Mega Warhead that gets you drunk.
Chainbreaker White IPA by Deschutes Brewing (Bend, OR): Ol' standby.