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by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 88
Views: 2535

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

These days when virgin plastic is cheaper than recycled, it is much easier to collect and tell people everything is being "recycled" just to get them off their backs. There are a Lot of challenges right now in recycling with one of the biggest being the consumer who throws every kind of material in...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Will likely be over that way next month; will grab some for you and Mark if I can. Pretty excited to hit up Prague for the first time, so any recommendations appreciated. Stop two is a toss-up between Paris (wife wants) or Munich (I want). Trying to convince her to take a car tour from Prague to Mu...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fremont head full of fresh hops- Hazy IPA made with fresh hops. Crazy good IMO. Pungent, Citrusy, Full flavored. Clearly I like some different stuff than other folks here. :) Hey! I'm right there with you - posted a pic of two 4 packs of HFOH on the previous page. I thought it was a solid beer, as ...
by Scott Tallman
October 18th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

There is a UW football game Saturday, and I’m in Laurelhurst right on the other side of the stadium from Peter. If I can leave the winery early enough, we’ll get there on the early side. Otherwise we’ll have to wait out the traffic and arrive late. I can bring whatever we need. Rhône is my favorite...
by Scott Tallman
October 17th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Glad that you enjoyed Budweiser's Tap Room. Well, you'd never know it. Food was great, staff terrific, lots of interesting beers on tap. Yeah, it's nice when a small outfit can stay independent, but I'll never blame someone for cashing in if they can - especially if they're able (as seems here, at ...
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Fremont head full of fresh hops- Hazy IPA made with fresh hops. Crazy good IMO. Pungent, Citrusy, Full flavored. Clearly I like some different stuff than other folks here. :) Different strokes is all good. My tastes vary from the guys I drink beer with the most. But that allows me to try things I’d...
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick, any of the Heater Allen/Wayfinder Rauchbier Hell coming to Seattle? If so, when? flirtysmile

Also, that’s the beer I had in McMinnville a few weeks ago?
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Rick Allen wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Glad that you enjoyed Budweiser's Tap Room.

Will second Ariana.
[snort.gif]
by Scott Tallman
October 16th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1173

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

m. ristev wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
radikon makes a wonderful pinot grigio that drinks like a deeply colored rosé
Cameron Winery in Oregon makes a similar wine (Rouge De Gris) that is inspired by Radikon and wonderful. Depending on where you are located, probably easier to source than Radikon.
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

terrance.c wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Kevin, please do come by, it'll be great to meet you.

Scott, I'll be looking to get to Peter's by 3pm to help move furniture and set-up (or whatever crazy task he's gonna have me doing... gutters maybe?), can you try for that time as well?
Yes
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Enjoying watching Seattle lose to the Browns while drinking: * Ft George Fields of Green - usually a solid release and the latest is no exception. Lands somewhere between a hazy and a PacNW IPA, imho. * Fremont Head Full of Hops - I do love this time of year and fresh hops are one of the few things...
by Scott Tallman
October 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Sheela & I will bring a dip & crackers and a mushroom tart. Will bring two St Josephs.

I need the address and whether we should show up before 4 to help set up (which we are happy to do).

Looking forward to it!
by Scott Tallman
October 12th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Thomas letter??
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: 2017 Thomas letter??

Received my letter today
by Scott Tallman
October 10th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Answers to a few Qs. I’ll follow up this weekend with the food we’ll bring. Kindly PM me your address. Pretty sure I recall how to get there, but better to be safe. Plan to be there at 4 (or before if you need help setting up) We should aim to assure everyone a taste, with 22 attendees and folks lik...
by Scott Tallman
October 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

terrance.c wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 1:18 pm
I'm guessing more the merrier Travis.

Mark & Scott, sounds like you guys are going to be in town?

If anybody knows what food they'll be bringing, mention it here and I'll update the 1st post to make sure it's all in one spot.
Yes, confirmed I’ll be in town and my wife will join me.
by Scott Tallman
October 7th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Food contributions will be most welcome. Perhaps we can post over the next few weeks so that we get a range. I'd also welcome someone coming early to help with set-up, which will probably involve moving furniture. Sheela & I can bring food. Will discuss with her when she returns from out of town tr...
by Scott Tallman
October 6th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

Trying not to buy wine, but this bottle piqued my interest as I really enjoyed her Pinot Blancs (and Pinot Noirs). May have to procure 1-2 bottles.

Agree that Brickhouse Cascadia is very good stuff, but for me not in the tier of other producers you mentioned.
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Thanks Scott, and a fellow Fremont'er! (that guy got around). Monkless sounds like my style, I'm not an IPA/hop drinker, or a new age fizzy/funky drinker. Belgians and stouts are my style. Oak and me don't mix, lol. How about mixing in food, how do you rate those places (if they have food)? Monkles...
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best brewpubs in Bend?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Best brewpubs in Bend?

Depends on what beer types you prefer, but here are a few personal favs: - Monkless Belgian Ales - a rare brewery that focuses on Belgian Trappist beers plus a few other Belgian styles - Boneyard - covers many styles, but best known for well balanced, but higher ABV, hoppy beers - Ale Apothecary - a...
by Scott Tallman
October 5th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22597

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2018 Whistling Ridge Riesling - this bottle was outstanding - lime, slate, with just a touch of sweetness presumably from the fruit not RS, with a long, dry finish. My friend and I opened the bottle after dinner thinking we’d have a glass or two, and we’re shocked to see we drank the whole bottle wh...
by Scott Tallman
October 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A nice malty Heater Allen Bobtoberfest. I always enjoy this one. Might be at a fresh hop fest in Portland tomorrow. Had this last week and it is my fav version yet. The Heater Allen Harvest Lager is also delish, but the Rauch Helles is utterly stunning. For me, perfect level of smoke added to the a...
by Scott Tallman
October 1st, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

4 works for me, but flexible on start time.
by Scott Tallman
September 28th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

How did you and your friends like the Suarez beers? A lot, which is amusing for the crew I drank with who typically chase/trade/drink lamb is, sours, BBA stouts, and hazy IPAs, but they were all clamoring to drink the Suarez Pils. The Hecto Pale Ale was well balanced and delicious. The pilsner was ...
by Scott Tallman
September 26th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Rick Allen wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 5:29 pm
We have another truck load headed your way Friday...
Good to know, and I’ll be in McM M-W next week champagne.gif
by Scott Tallman
September 25th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Just got back from drinking beer with a number of Czech brewers who were out here for hop selection at one of the local hop farms/wholesalers. Lisa was bonding with the woman who brews for Pilsner Urquell, and I was talking to a number of brewers from other places. They really liked the three beers...
by Scott Tallman
September 22nd, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2lamE8AlAX/?igshid=12h47urd9ungi How did you and your friends like the Suarez beers? A lot, which is amusing for the crew I drank with who typically chase/trade/drink lamb is, sours, BBA stouts, and hazy IPAs, but they were all clamoring to drink the Suarez Pils. The He...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Holy Mountain Coffee/Coconut/Vanilla Midnight Still Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - what can I say, I really like a balanced coconut BBA Stout and this was outstanding. Bottles sold out fast, but really enjoyed my two pours of this Holy Mountain Wood Fired & Candied Maple Pecan Midnight Still Bourbon B...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Thumbs up for Monk's. Belgian brews, mussels and frites. It's a bit grubby and touristy...and still worth it! The Philly Microbrew scene (including the PA and NJ suburbs) is booming. I know next to nothing about it. The local options within just 10 -15 miles of home are pretty overwhelming. Don't o...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Scott. You and Rick are magnitudes more sophisticated when it comes to "beer" than either myself or the average microbrewery customer. Locally, one can definitely find quality at 6% (or less)...but you need to be choosy or just lucky (they happen to have something tasty). Guess it's not unlike wine...
by Scott Tallman
September 20th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Frankly, I have no interest in drinking a beer that's over 7% alcohol and I'd really prefer to drinks something that's around 5% ABV. A 7% beer requires too much sipping/nursing to be worthwhile. I'm mostly with you Rick. Especially during or after a bike ride...I want something refreshing. Seems l...
by Scott Tallman
September 19th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking a 2019 Rueben's Crikey Fresh Hop and it's fantastic. I've always enjoyed the Rueben's line-up, but I've never been blown away by one of their beers. Still not THERE, but this is pretty damn good and is a massive improvement over last year's release. I’ve always found Ruben’s beers - across...
by Scott Tallman
September 19th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Drinking a 2019 Rueben's Crikey Fresh Hop and it's fantastic. I've always enjoyed the Rueben's line-up, but I've never been blown away by one of their beers. Still not THERE, but this is pretty damn good and is a massive improvement over last year's release. I’ve always found Ruben’s beers - across...
by Scott Tallman
September 19th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Puzzled by Pale Ales
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Puzzled by Pale Ales

Your color descriptions make it sound like you are referring to “hazy” pale ales, which I’ve also noticed an increase of offering around the NW, but not to the extent you see in PA. It’s the logical continuation of the hazy/NE IPA craze to IPAs cousin. Like with all “hazy” or “New England” hoppy bee...
by Scott Tallman
September 19th, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

by Scott Tallman
September 7th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food in Willamette.
Replies: 12
Views: 753

Re: Food in Willamette.

In McMinnville:

Casual - Valley Commissary, Pura Vida & Community

Dinner spots - Thistle, Bistro Maison, La Rambla & Nick’s

In Newberg: Ruddick/Wood, Recipe & Dos Mundos Food Cart
by Scott Tallman
September 6th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 73
Views: 1954

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - October?

If I’m in town, I’m game for one of those weekends. Likely won’t know for sure until early to mid-Oct, so count me as tenative.
by Scott Tallman
September 5th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1440

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

After reading so many good things about their wines here on WB, I joined the list and placed my first order yesterday, a mixed case. Am really looking forward to finally trying these wines! Excellent. As someone who is a huge fan (top holding in my cellar by far), I’d recommend opening the Pinots i...
by Scott Tallman
September 4th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22597

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Too.many.wines in that offering [cheers.gif] is there really a such thing from Goodfellow? No, but that was more like a PGC offering than what I’ve grown accustomed to from Goodfellow. But no complaints as I am super interested in the Block bottlings from WR and Temperance Hill. Once again, Marcus ...
by Scott Tallman
August 29th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22597

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Drank another 2013 Richard’s Cuvee last night. Still firing on all cylinders.

Also had the 2014 WV Pinot. Surprised at how this drinks compared to the general perception of the vintage.
by Scott Tallman
August 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22597

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

So start one? [snort.gif] It will force me to open some of my older bottles of B-H.
by Scott Tallman
August 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

...and here I thought it would disappear quietly and anonymously into a pile of microfiche in a quiet small town college. Please remember it isn’t scripted, and if there are subjects you think the interviews are missing please PM me. Oops! [wow.gif] Just watched your interview. Unsurprisingly, your...
by Scott Tallman
August 14th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5294

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Surprised no one has mentioned Cameron. While Abbey Ridge and Clos Electrique are above $65 (although they can be found for about that price if you buy from Sec and order a case of wine), but should not sleep on Arley’s Leap or the Reserve bottles, which are in the $30 or low $40s depending on where...
by Scott Tallman
August 9th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16314
Views: 422402

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

That beer is not supposed to be a NEIPA, Andrew. It's probably my favorite of their lineup. Or, more precisely, it's not supposed to be a "hazy", as the term is used these days. I’m really enjoying it. Thought I was missing something based on the notes... Strikes me as the IPA I’d expect if Rick ca...
by Scott Tallman
August 8th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Been to MT in PDX, but worth trying in their hometown, esp as they have 2x the taps of PDX. If you li...
by Scott Tallman
August 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 11:39 am
Ummmmmm... Pizza Port!!! They do many different beer styles, but they especially shine with their IPAs. It would be criminal for you to not visit them when you're in town.
I had them on my tentative list, but will add them to the must visit list due to your enthusiasm! Thanks.
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Lost Abbey is very much required! I hear Modern Time is good but you've probably been in Portland. Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Be...
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

JulianD wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Lost abbey
Coronado brewing
Mission
Thanks, Julian!
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 41
Views: 1845

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Used to go there on family trips as a kid in late 80s, but have not been since. My memories are pretty muddled, but your description sounds nicer than what I remember, although the two dads comment is accurate. Was a bit of a shock to the system for my parents coming from WV. If I ever make it out t...
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Smith Rock State Park, which is a few miles outside of Bend, is worth a visit for hiking. If you’re up for it, floating or paddle boarding on the river in town is fun. If you like beer, there is a plethora of really good breweries. I’d especially recommend Ale Apothecary (sour/mixed fermentation bee...

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