2 flights with friends visiting Portland #craftbeer (at Bailey’s Taproom)

2 flights with friends visiting Portland #craftbeer (at Bailey’s Taproom)

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One of those Stone’s I REALLY like.  Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat edition, brewed with mangos and habeneros.  Not that spicy but excellent mouthfeel and oily hop flavor. 7.7% abv. (at Lucky Labrador Beer Hall)

One of those Stone’s I REALLY like. Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat edition, brewed with mangos and habeneros. Not that spicy but excellent mouthfeel and oily hop flavor. 7.7% abv. (at Lucky Labrador Beer Hall)

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The canon of film about the American game of baseball is justifiably long, but also varied in it’s impact. Some are silly and made for the entertainment of children, others are foolhardy for the sake of comedic relief, yet others take on a more serious or pastoral tone. 42 the biopic based on the life of baseball’s first African-American player Jackie Robinson, is unwilling to fall into any category of it’s predecessors and more than willing to affect our view of the world.

The film begins with Jackie in the minor leagues and ends with the conclusion of his first season as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. While it’s a shame that it ended prior to the team meeting the Yankees in the World Series (set in the days before playoffs and league championship series), had it done so, the film would have been less about Robinson and more about other black players that quickly joined the ranks of the MLB immediately following his landmark rookie season.

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Welcome back sun!  Damn, I need a hat. (at Alpine Meadows Apartments)

Welcome back sun! Damn, I need a hat. (at Alpine Meadows Apartments)

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Loving the new porch, btw.

Loving the new porch, btw.

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Upon returning home from Silver Lining’s Playbook.

Upon returning home from Silver Lining’s Playbook.

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Beer #2 via Jeff: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Brauwerij Verhaeghe (Belgian/Flemish); 6% abv, top fermented, sweet quad-like nose + cherries, sweet, crisp, boozy.  “A blend of 8-18 months old beer following the  careful maturation in oak casks.”  Brilliant.

Beer #2 via Jeff: Duchesse de Bourgogne, Brauwerij Verhaeghe (Belgian/Flemish); 6% abv, top fermented, sweet quad-like nose + cherries, sweet, crisp, boozy. “A blend of 8-18 months old beer following the careful maturation in oak casks.” Brilliant.

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Found at Green Dragon. (at Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub)

Found at Green Dragon. (at Green Dragon Bistro & Brew Pub)

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Adam (dark, smoky ale 10% abv) at Hair of the Dog.  (at Hair of the Dog Brewery & Tasting Room)

Adam (dark, smoky ale 10% abv) at Hair of the Dog. (at Hair of the Dog Brewery & Tasting Room)

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Michigan’s lower peninsula, breaking off from Indiana and Ohio.

Michigan’s lower peninsula, breaking off from Indiana and Ohio.

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First trip to Cascade, celebrating my loveseat/ottoman purchase victory.  Drinking Noyaux (Sour, 8.94% abv), a blonde/triple malt, oak aged 18 to 24 mo then 12 mo with raspberries and “apricot noyaux nut.” Fruity, sour and crisp. (at Cascade Brewing Barrel House)

First trip to Cascade, celebrating my loveseat/ottoman purchase victory. Drinking Noyaux (Sour, 8.94% abv), a blonde/triple malt, oak aged 18 to 24 mo then 12 mo with raspberries and “apricot noyaux nut.” Fruity, sour and crisp. (at Cascade Brewing Barrel House)

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A beautiful day in Gresham. (at Alpine Medows Apartments)

A beautiful day in Gresham. (at Alpine Medows Apartments)

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Last morning in the City of Portland (at St Clair Apartments)

Last morning in the City of Portland (at St Clair Apartments)

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Last trip to Blue Moon for a while… Gigantic’s Black Friday Ale. #mcmenamins (at Blue Moon Tavern & Grill)

Last trip to Blue Moon for a while… Gigantic’s Black Friday Ale. #mcmenamins (at Blue Moon Tavern & Grill)

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Moisture on the window and the clouds roll back as I prepare to move yet again.  (at St Clair Apartments)

Moisture on the window and the clouds roll back as I prepare to move yet again. (at St Clair Apartments)

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