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Saturday, July 03, 2010

End of Civilization (2)

My eye gleamed when I saw that CBS had named the "Five Best Beers in America"--and all were from Portland. Until, that is, I read the slugline:
All Are From Nation's "Brewery Capital," Portland, Ore., a.k.a. "Brewvana"!
Brewvana? Hey, great reporting, CBS. I see the standards of Murrow and Cronkite are alive and well. To be fair, they get it right in the actual story text. On the other hand, they also give Oregon credit for starting the "whole brewpub movement," a fact to which Bert Grant would have strenuously objected. In his stead, I object for the good people of the Evergreen State. And to be further unfair, not by the most generous definition can Newport be said to be a part of Portland. Thus the top five are are really from Oregon: Widmer Hefeweizen, Full Sail Session, Deschutes Green Lakes Organic, BridgePort IPA, and Rogue Dead Guy.


  1. the comments at the end of that CBS News link were really painful to read.

  2. From the article:

    "There are more than 100 breweries in Oregon, all of which sell their beer in Portland."

    I wish that were true, but I can think of at least a dozen breweries that don't sell their beer in town, or only send the rare keg up for special events.