Pints with Ponyboy

I’ve never been able to say I’ve had St. Petersburg’s best of anything, so it was with great excitement that I tried my first Russian beer at the stylish Moscow Tea Room.

Where to find it: Arrow and Loon Pub and Restaurant in the Glebe There’s nothing wrong with hops. As an ingredient, hops can bring delectable bitterness and sharpness to an ale or lager. But since the great hops movement began a few years ago — scholars maintain that the exact date of its origin is lost …

Where to find it: Clocktower Brew Pub in the ByWard Market (also in Westboro and the Glebe) This beer is like Dan Mangan. I’m really happy it exists and that people support it, but despite my efforts, I cannot help finding the overall product a little lacking. The prospect of finding a solid, local, fruity …

Where to find it: 1848 Don’t be turned off by the name. I know winter memories are the last things U of O students need right about now, but this beer is refreshing and tasty enough to warrant your time, even if you’re not wearing a parka. This is a mild winter ale. Rather than …

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