Zwickelmania, 3rd stop: Rogue Ales

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on March 4, 2011

My third and final stop for Zwickelmania was Rogue Ales Distillery. They gave a short tour of the small distillery where they make their rum, and then had one beer available for tasting along with a tasting of their Hazelnut Spice Rum for $1 (which I would highly recommend if you like rum).


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Zwickelmania, 2nd stop: Crystal Ballroom

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on March 2, 2011

My second stop for Zwickelmania was the Crystal Ballroom, one of McMenamins many venues. The Crystal Ballroom holds concerts and dance lessons, etc, but the second story includes a brewery room. This is where McMenamins beer tasting took place and is seen below.




And lastly, here’s me! An Irish couple who drove to Portland for the weekend from Vancouver, Canada asked me to take their photo, so then I asked for the man to take mine.

Zwickelmania, 1st stop: Bridgeport Brewing

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on March 1, 2011

On my second full day in Portland I took part in Zwickelmania, which is an annual event where breweries open their doors to the public from 11am-4pm for tours and tastings. I didn’t really know about it until that morning, so I just looked up which participating breweries were within walking distance. So, I took a tour of a couple breweries in the Pearl/NW and got to taste some of the different beers. Today I’m just going to highlight Bridgeport Brewing, which ended up being my favorite.

Tour of the brewery:

Lots of hops!


I asked to take the bartender’s picture while he poured my tasting and then I continued taking pictures as he talked to someone next to me about how big he must look holding my little tasting glass.


Super Bowl Sunday

Posted in 365, Event, Food, Photography by daybf on February 6, 2011

6/365: I had to highlight the American tradition of Super Bowl Sunday for my pic of the day. My mom made hummus from scratch, along with a vegetarian chili. Pair with some chips and salsa, and we have ourselves a little Super Bowl feast! Here is my beautiful mother with her Super Bowl treats:
Vegetarian Chili, plus a pic of all the snacks:

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