The Standard – It Redefines the Meaning of the Term

You last read about one of Portland’s fabled bars in the most recent post of Thebeerchaser – that being The Dockside Saloon and Restaurant.   Located in an historic building, this classic bar has been owned by the same family since … Continue reading

Thebeerchasers’ Best Portland Dive Bars

As I mentioned in my 2018 Annual Report, after pursuing this somewhat unusual hobby for a little over seven years, some might wonder which bars of various types or which breweries are my favorites.  Conversely, which would I not recommend … Continue reading

Hey! Have you Seen Thebeerchaser During the Last Seven Years?

Those of you who are followers of Thebeerchaser.com may know from the 2018 Annual Report that the total number of watering holes – bars, pubs, breweries, taverns, saloons, etc. visited since I commenced this hobby in August, 2011, stood at … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2018 Annual Report

Another year of Beerchasing concludes and after over seven years, the count of bars, pubs and breweries visited and reviewed logs in at 286 – with 111 of those in the City of Portland or metro area and the remaining … Continue reading

Bar 33 (Brooklyn) and Then???

What draws a person to watering hole?   Having visited over 250 bars, taverns and breweries in the last seven years of which about one-half were in the Portland area, I feel reasonably qualified to opine….. In some cases, it … Continue reading

Taste and Believe!

The history of beer is as robust as an imperial stout and has religious roots.  These generally date back to the sixth century when the monks at the Benedictine Brewery in Monte Cassino started brewing beer in the monastery founded … Continue reading

Beerchaser Miscellany – What’s up in Bars, Breweries, Etc.?

The Benedictine Brewery After over five years of planning and months of construction, the monks at the Benedictine Brewery are close to fulfilling the vision at the Mount Angel Abbey.  I’ve worked as a volunteer on this wonderful project  for … Continue reading

The Benedictine Brewery – “Beam” Me Up

On Saturday morning, November 11th, the future Benedictine Brewery and Taproom started as a concrete slab adjacent to the Mount Angel Abbey Hilltop, which is also the home of the Mount Angel Seminary. By the end of the day, there … Continue reading

Part III -Thebeerchaser Does Colorado – Fort Collins and Colorado Springs

Colorado aspens in the fall Thebeerchaser and spouse, Janet, road-tripping in Colorado  Followers of Thebeerchaser blog may remember the first two narratives on our Colorado trip in the fall of 2014 – a general description of the fifteen-day trip and reviews … Continue reading

The Yamhill Pub – A Dive Bar with Character or Grunge?

One of the wide-ranging debates in contemporary society – rivaling that of climate change, the future of Congress as a viable institution and gun control is that of the definition of dive bars i.e. how does one determine if the PBR he … Continue reading