Peachy-Keen Beer in Portland, Oregon

Brewmaster Jason McAdam grills some peaches and Scotch bonnets for a spicy, citrusy beer at Burnside Brewing in Portland

Brewmaster Jason McAdam grills some peaches and Scotch bonnets for a spicy, citrusy beer at Burnside Brewing in Portland

I’m walking down a Portland street, kind of minding my own business, when I see a guy on the sidewalk outside Burnside Brewing grilling some peach halves and peppers on a little Weber charcoal grill. “Whatcha doing?” I ask. “I’m dry hopping our Sweet Heat Ale (an apricot wheat beer, reminiscent of a Jamaican chutney) with these peaches and Scotch bonnet peppers,” says brewmaster Jason McAdam. This special batch needs to sit for three days before being shipped to a beer event in Eugene. Too bad, I say. “Just a sec”, Jason replies, dashing into the brewery to grab me a big, gratis bottle of Sweet Heat, with beads of condensation clouding the glass on this stinking hot September’s day. As I sip the beer from a coffee mug back at the motel, there are definite citrus notes, with some heat kicking in at the back of my throat. Sweet, indeed.

I score a big bottle of Burnside's Sweet Heat Ale

I score a big bottle of Burnside’s Sweet Heat Ale

http://www.burnsidebrewco.com
701 East Burnside Street, Portland, Oregon
Monday to Thursday opens at 3 pm, Friday to Sunday at noon

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One thought on “Peachy-Keen Beer in Portland, Oregon

  1. kairn kunelius

    Now that sounds like a quaff that even a non discriminator like me would like…

    Headin’ for The Skyline with Marg S for the sunny hot weekend we’re promised Winding down. Chirps kk

    Sent from my iBrain

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