I love beer. I love spirits. That’s something I’ve said repeatedly in this space. Maybe I should title this blog that. “I Love Beer. I love spirits.” It has a nice ring to it.
Okay. Maybe not so much. Nonetheless, it’s the truth.
So, loving libations, Portland, Oregon is a great place to live. Not only do we have an insane amount of breweries and distilleries, but we also have some of the best tasting beers and spirits and most creative crafters anywhere in the world.
If there is a downside to all the plentiful libations here in Portland, it’s that sometimes the options can be overwhelming. Too much of a good thing? Maybe. But, it’s a nice, First World problem to have.
So, in order to solve this problem—or at least aide in solving it—many breweries offer tasting packages where you can sample a number of beers and spirits to find the one that you like. I’ve found this to be one of the best ways to discover new and scrumptious flavors.
One such brewery is Eastside Distillery, located at 1512 Southeast 7th in Portland, just off of Hawthorne.
Eastside Distilling has an appetizing roster of spirits that are the talk of the town—and even the world.
Specializing in small batches, Eastside Distillery has taken home a number of awards, including a gold medal at the 2012 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, SIP Magazine’s runner-up in the Best of Spirits section for Best Brown Liquor for their Burnside Bourbon, Portland Mercury’s 2011 Readers’ Choice award for favorite distillery, and a silver medal from the 2011 World Spirits Competition for their Below Deck Coffee Rum. Eastside Distillery prides itself on quality and, with each sip of each libation, you can taste the care with which it is crafted.
Within the tasting room, spirits connoisseurs can sample brews such as the Portland Potato Vodka, their Below Deck rum line, Cherry Bomb Whiskey or Oregon Marionberry Whiskey. Each spirit brings with it an air of familiarity plus a down home flavor unique to Portland.
With tasting packages starting at $42 for two or $84 bucks for a group of four, you can get a sampling of some of the finest spirits that Portland, Oregon has to offer without breaking the bank.
Centrally located, start your evening with a tasting at Eastside Distillery before moving along Hawthorne for a night of revelry.
Eastside Distillery is just one of dozens of Portland based outfits creating some of the finest spirits anywhere in the world. Pop on over for a taste. Your taste buds will thank you.