Saturday, October 9, 2010

Everybody's doin' it in White Salmon

   Brewing, that is. Everybody's Brewing is in a nice old building on the main street of White Salmon, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. The structure is called the Goodwill Lodge and was originally an Oddfellows' Hall.
  Inside, local art and photography adorn the walls and the back window looks out on a deck and a great view of Mt. Hood. Inside, Christine was pouring from ten of their own taps and one guest brewer tap: Diamond Knot's hearty Industrial IPA on the day of my visit.  I tried their Daily Bread Common Ale.  As they explain on their website, this is claimed to be the "only beer style indigenous to the west coast."  Does that statement predate the rise of CDA (Cascadian Dark Ale)?
  Inside, the place is as convivial as the front door suggests:
  Jen from Pike Brewing saw my Kilt Lifter T-shirt and toasted my good taste.  She and a friend had traveled out from Portland to help out with Oregon's hop harvest festival, held across the river in Hood River the same day as the Yakima hop fest. Jen  told me about WABL (Wash. Beer Lovers) and why I should join ASAP. Christine had a good story about how a Seattle publican came out to sample, decided to buy some kegs right then and there to take home in the passenger seat of his Miata, and his wife volunteered to ride the bus back home so the deal could be done. Good beer, good soup, good time!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Roger-
    This is a great post on Everybody's! It was great meeting you & I'm enjoying reading your blog.

    'til next time, hoppy trails~