When in Portland, I was able to take a trip with a few of my coworkers to check out a some breweries in Portland, Oregon. When we landed in Portland on a Thursday night, we headed downstairs to Hotel 50 bar. There was this beer from the Southern Oregon Brewing called their Pin Up Porter. Southern Oregon Brewing was founded by Dr. Tom Hammond in 2006. There is not a ton of information on this young brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a black color without a head on the beer. There are some chocolate to coffee notes with a slight burn smell. The taste is about the same as the smell, however, the aftertaste is of a dry chocolate to the beer.
Here is a descriation from Made In Oregon (www.madeinoregon.com):
Southern Oregon’s Pin-Up Porter is dry finishing with chocolate and coffee undertones to go along with a hint of smokiness. 5.5% ALC and 30 IBUs. 22 oz.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: There is no Twitter address.
Closing one tab to start another one, we moved from the hotel bar to some Irish Pub down the street. I loved the smokey to the roasted taste. There is a, chocolate and little coffee notes from the beer. It is pretty drinkable beer and a pretty damn good beer. I just wished I had a little bit more time to enjoy another beer. I guess I will have make another trip out to Portland to enjoy another pint or two. I would recommend this beer to others that loves stouts and porters. Go get some! There was a theme towards the end of the trip. Thanks to Kevin! Put a bird on it! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/