Brewpublic has been more on the quaff side of the cup than the pen side recently. Please mind the gap. Too many god damn good beers via friends’ beer swaps or simple good fortune. It really does pay to know a kind person who is completely devout to craft malted bev.
When my brother went to Italy he returned to me a few drinkable brews. A Birrificio Angelo Poretti Bock Chiara Doppio Malto! “Fondato in Italia nel 1877.”
It’s hard to put anything in the beerosphere outside of Portland too high on a pedestal when you have Hopworks four blocks from home and immediate access to the beers such as Cascade’s sours. If residing in Portland, Oregon, you don’t genuinely understand and fully appreciate what you have at your fingertips as so far as craft brew…well, than try harder. You live here.