Oregon Pub Crawl 2016 — photo 33 of 121: On my first visit to The Commons Brewery, on the corner of SE 7th Avenue and Belmont Street in Portland’s Central Eastside, I tried their spring seasonal Bière de Garde. According to the brewer:
“Our Bière de Garde is a malty French amber ale inspired by the farmhouse beers brewed in Northern France and our friend Steve Jones, proprietor and cheesemonger at Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon. Traditionally, Bière de Garde was brewed while the climate was cooler, then ‘garded’ (lagered) during the cool months. This beer offers a soft and clean, malt-forward flavor with a reserved hop profile.” Measurements: 5.3% (web site) / 7.1% (chalkboard)! ABV • N/A IBUMy notes from that day read: “It tasted pretty hoppy, even though it was not supposed to be. I wouldn’t order it again. I should have tried their Holden Rye Ale, Pils, or Urban Farmhouse Ale.” There’s always next time! At least the beer found a nice corner to pose in. May 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Portland Central Eastside Mini Pub Crawl.