Say “Tug Boat (Brewery)” Ten Times Really Fast……

Wait a minute, I guess “Toy Boat” is the phrasing that’s supposed to mess up your diction when rapidly repeated.  However, Portland’s Tug Boat Brewery, is a treasure waiting for you on SW Ankeny Street in downtown Portland.  Notwithstanding the fact that I worked … Continue reading

Bridgeport – Good Brewery “Infrastructure”…….

Our “Walking Group” which has been present at other venues reviewed by Thebeerchaser such as Produce Row, Saraveza, Bazi Bierbrasserie, Hair of the Dog Brewing and Ecliptic Brewing (click on the name to see the prior Beerchaser post) hit Bridgeport Brewing Company … Continue reading

Beerchasing in Maine (continued), Boston and then Home….

(Welcome back to Thebeerchaser.  If you are seeing this on your phone, click  on the caption at the top to access the blog.) After our three and one-half days in New York City, two days on the lake in Bridgton, … Continue reading

Thebeerchaser’s 2013 Annual Report

During the twenty-five + years I worked before retiring in 2011 at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, accountability was “part of the gig,” – the case at most large law firms.  The New Year started with a review of prior year statistics … Continue reading

Mark Edlen – Beerchaser of the Quarter

“I briefly met Mark Edlen when we were both on the U of O Daily Emerald board together. Flash forward forty-five years, his firm Gerding Edlen has had a profound impact on our city, with the Brewery Blocks standing out … Continue reading

Beerchaser Miscellany – Fall of 2017

The Brooklyn Park Pub – Revisiting the First Stop on Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs and One of My Favorite Bartenders Seven years ago, when I decided to implement my crazy idea as a retirement hobby, I was … Continue reading

Buffalo Bill’s Saloon – A Haven in the Hamlet

While there have been very few bars I’ve visited which have been disappointing in the five and one-half years on Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns or Pubs, there are less than a handful in which a visit and the experience transcend that above all the … Continue reading

2017 Beerchaser Miscellany – Happy New Year

As we commence Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in 2017, a few tidbits or “beer-chasers.” if you will, might be fun to review.  I have already visited my first 2017 bar on January 4th – Multnomah Whiskey Library – a … Continue reading

Pausing for a MoMo of Reflection……

My recent visit to MoMo – a bar right in the heart of downtown Portland (on SW 10th Avenue one block north of the Library) made me and quite possibly, my friend, Portland lawyer, Jim Westwood, who joined me, reflect on … Continue reading

53 Months of Thebeerchaser’s Tour – Where we’ve been and you should go!

  Since the inception of Thebeerchaser’s Tour of Bars, Taverns and Pubs in August 2011 I have had the pleasure of visiting and writing-up sixty-nine Portland establishments.   And what was originally intended to be posts about the history, regulars and distinguishing characteristics … Continue reading