Sunday, July 6, 2008

Doing Some Planning While Sick

A slight hitch in the Summer of Beer as I'm fully blaming a Wednesday night bourbon session with this sore throat (tonsillitis to be more specific, which I think is a complication of a mild sinus infection I've been suffering). I've been abstaining from ETOH the last few days now but hopefully by this coming Wednesday I'll be back up to full speed.


In the mean time I've been pondering what is left of my Summer so far before I start rotations which will leave me with not a whole lot of time for the next 9 months. There's only a couple big things I have on the schedule at this point. The first being Stone's 2nd Annual Sour Fest, on July 20th. The second being Stone's 12th Anniversary Fest on August 16th. I'm also now somewhat considering a little trip to Portland for a few days at the end of July. Who knows how much time I'll have to travel once I actually start a career (in T minus 1 year). I'll kick that idea around for another week or so before I decide whether or not to purchase some plane tickets. I know there are a ton of places to go in Portland, and I'm going to really have to research it. The only place I would really have targeted at this point is the new Deschutes brewpub. I thank anyone in advance if they have any other suggestions.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look out for some old batches of Adam and Fred while in Portland.

Rational Realist said...

I was just in Portland in May. Bridgeport Brewery is not far from the new Deschutes. Rouge's bar is not far either. All three are in the Pearl district. Henry's Tavern is there, too. I would search out a McMenamin establishment. They are all over Oregon and have pubs, restaurants and hotels, and combos of all three. The Kennedy School looks like a cool place to stay, and Edgefield in Troutdale just east of Portland is great, a beer resort. A coffee house, Stumptown Roasters, has several Belgians on draft! Great for an afternoon rest.

stagalicious said...

If you bump your trip up to 7/18-20, you can hit the Portland International Brew Fest.

Rational Realist said...

The 21st Annual Oregon Brewers Fest is July 24-27.