Thursday, May 28, 2015

Base Camp Northwest Fest

type: amber lager
origin: Portland, OR
price: $6/22oz
ABV: 5.6%
NSP: 6.1

Amber lagers are not really an interesting style per say, but when executed well they can be mighty refreshing.  I just imagine drinking this in the situation it was meant for: high up on a mountain, after a long day of hiking or riding.  This one in particular tastes like it has strong Bavarian influences.  There's a tinge of brown sugar and spice, like you get with a dunkel, but it's still light bodied, crisp, and bitter like an amber lager should be.

Back in August 2014, nearly all of the crew visited the brewery.  At the time it was mostly a stopping point before Cascade.  You'll have to excuse the apparent lack of respect, though, since Cascade's sours are stupid delish.  But I won't forget about this brewery next time, and at least it's not Hair of the Dog, which was unanimously declared most sucky, even after drinking all day.

So much crushability packed into an awesome aluminum can -- just wish it was a few dollars cheaper.

REI sells beer now
Posted by Non-Snob Beer Reviews on Saturday, August 16, 2014

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