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As a beer lover, Bailey’s Taproom is another watering hole I never miss when I’m in Portland. This mecca to local Pacific Northwest brewing has 20 rotating taps of mostly local seasonals and a few guest beers. This flight consisted of…
- Lompoc’s “Black & Blue” Fruit Beer with black tea and blueberry puree (Bend, OR)
- Grain Station’s “Nut Red” Red Ale (McMinnville, OR)
- Occidental’s “Festbier” Oktoberfest Marzen Lager (Portland, OR)
- Red Tank’s “Sour Cherry” Hard Cider with Bing cherries (Bend, OR)
- Widmer’s “Gruit to It” Gruit Ale (Portland, OR)
Bailey’s brings the best of all the local brewries together under one roof!

BAILEY’S TAPROOM
213 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
503-295-1004
www.baileystaproom.com

As a beer lover, Bailey’s Taproom is another watering hole I never miss when I’m in Portland. This mecca to local Pacific Northwest brewing has 20 rotating taps of mostly local seasonals and a few guest beers. This flight consisted of…

- Lompoc’s “Black & Blue” Fruit Beer with black tea and blueberry puree (Bend, OR)

- Grain Station’s “Nut Red” Red Ale (McMinnville, OR)

- Occidental’s “Festbier” Oktoberfest Marzen Lager (Portland, OR)

- Red Tank’s “Sour Cherry” Hard Cider with Bing cherries (Bend, OR)

- Widmer’s “Gruit to It” Gruit Ale (Portland, OR)

Bailey’s brings the best of all the local brewries together under one roof!

BAILEY’S TAPROOM

213 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97205

503-295-1004

www.baileystaproom.com

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Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto

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Bellwoods Brewery is one of two places I never miss when I hit Toronto!

Started this past visit off with something from their bottle list: Blitzen, their Imperial Saison from last year with lemon and plum…

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Then it was on to their house made charcuterie board…

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Beef tongue pastrami…

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Culatello…

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A pork terrine with pink peppercorn…

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"Soviet summer sausage"…

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And the incredible grilled duck hearts with salsa verde…

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And one last look at that amazing beef tongue…

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When the Blitzen ran dry, I went with another bottle, their collaboration with Evil Twin, a fruity American Wild Ale called “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”…

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Good beers, good meats, good times…

BELLWOODS BREWERY

124 Ossington Ave.

Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5

416 535-4586

http://bellwoodsbrewery.com

Filed under Toronto TO Canada Bellwoods beer brewery craft beer charcuterie sausage ham duck hearts pate terrine beef tongue

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Black Iron Burger & Beer, NYC

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New York City’s newest burger joint just opened up right down the street from my apartment and I was feeling well enough today to venture outside for lunch. Here’s a look…

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We went with their house burger, the Black Iron Burger, two 4oz. all natural American beef patties topped with horseradish cheddar, stout caramelized grilled onions and their special horseradish mayo on a toasted brioche…

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I just naturally figured the burger would come with lettuce, tomato and onion, but it didn’t, which is a mistake, in my opinion…

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This was a DAMN GOOD BURGER! But the blend of the horseradish cheese AND horseradish mayo was a little too overpowering, in both spiciness and creaminess, and some raw vegetables would have really helped cut through all that nicely. Plus, the double layers of meat, cheese and onions got to be kind of one-note in texture, and every burger needs some kind of crunch, which some crisp lettuce would have provided beautifully.

That said, I was really impressed by what was between the buns and on the plate here. Black Iron Burger is off to an impressive start! I’ll definitely be heading back!!

BLACK IRON BURGER & BEER

245 W. 38th St.

NY, NY 10018

212-677-6077

http://blackironburger.com

Filed under NYC Manhattan midtown burger cheeseburger fries beer

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Singlecut Beersmiths, Queens, NY

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Singlecut is a new brewery and tap room operating out in Astoria; the first microbrewery to open in Queens since Prohibition ended in 1933!

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The name “single cut” comes from a body style of guitar, and as they explain on their website, the guys and gals at Singlecut are “music centric and try to embody Rock ‘n Roll in all aspects of our brewery”, as is apparent in their decor…

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All their tap handles are guitar necks and all their beers are named after famous guitar players…

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Except their flagship beer, 19-33, which is not only the year Prohibition ended, but also their address.

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We started with a few pints one afternoon…

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But then moved into flights so we could cover more ground…

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My favorites were both of Singlecut’s sour beers, the MAD MICHAEL, a Flying V Sour Lagrrr, and KIM, their Hibiscus Sour Lagrrr. (They confirmed KIM was named after Soundgaden guitarist Kim Thayil.)

They also offer a limited food menu with different types of pretzels, sausages and meat pies that pair perfectly with their brews. We went with a platter of local charcuterie…

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All excellent, especially the smoked bacon!

Singlecut is about a fifteen minute walk from Ditmars Blvd station, the last stop on the N or Q lines, and their beers are definitely worth making the trip out to Queens for!

SINGLECUT BEERSMITHS

19-33 37th St.

Astoria, NY 11105

718-606-0788

http://www.singlecutbeer.com

Filed under Queens Astoria New York NYC beer craft beer sour lager charcuterie brewery tap room

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The Pony Bar, NYC

The Pony Bar in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen is of course best known for their 20 rotating taps of amazing American craft beer. However, the often eclectic selection of brews sometimes overshadows the interesting edible items you can find on the menu there, particularly their bar snacks. Here’s a look…

Chicken-stuffed Buffalo Pierogies…

Deep Fried Horseradish Pickles with “Chris Ryan’s” ranch dressing…

And their OUTSTANDING Beer-Battered Green Bean Tempura with Asian Mustard…

They have a full array of excellent sandwiches as well!

THE PONY BAR

637 10th Ave.

NY, NY 10036

212-586-2707

http://hk.theponybar.com/

Filed under NYC Manhattan Hell's Kitchen beer craft beer Buffalo wings pierogi deep fried pickles tempura