When looking for a place to move to after returning from our year long adventure around the world, we didn’t put beer very high on the priority list.
I think we made a mistake.
We came from the northern edge of Cascadia; where good beer is a right, not a privilege; and taste is a priority over all else.
We moved to Calgary; where they are trying (bless their hearts), but are still missing the mark.
It’s not that I’m not enjoying Calgary, because I am, but the beer here leaves a lot to be desired.
Last weekend in Portland was like visiting the Motherland; small taverns pouring full-flavored, locally brewed beer. So many that we ran out of time to sample them all…although I can assure you that we tried…we really, really tried!! Special thanks to my good friends Kim and Brian of So-Many-Places.com for showing us the best that Portland has to offer!
Let’s just say that, when we make the leap out of Canada, beer will make an appearance on the priority list!!