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Unread 04-12-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Default Beer selection

I know Portland is home to endless micro brews and I am enjoying trying to sample them all, but I can not find the one (and only) beer that my wife really likes...

Can anyone tell me where I can find a store that carries Shiner Bock beer? Its a Texas beer and we used to be able to get in a couple of different grocery stores in So Cal, but cant seem to find it anywhere in Portland.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97215
503.232.8538
Portland Picks
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Unread 04-12-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Beaverton
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oops, maybe they don't have it right now.... but it's worth calling to find out.
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Unread 04-12-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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You might also try John's Market in Multnomah Village. There and Belmont Station have the biggest selections in Portland - which is saying A LOT!
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Unread 04-13-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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I am from Houston and will be moving to Portland this summer. Shiner is my favorite beer! I hope we will be able to find it!!!
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:07 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley
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You'd have to be pretty unadventurous as a beer drinker to stick with Shiner Bock in Portland. When you get here, go into brew pubs and tell them "I really like Shiner Bock, but I want to find something new" and then try what they suggest. You'll find something local in no time at all.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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I just tried Shiner while in Dallas last week. Much less then impressed, even though the entire bar was expounding upon it's qualities.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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I have tried many Oregan beers. I really like Black butte but Shiner has always been one of my favorites plus you cannot beat the price.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:41 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley
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I just tried Shiner while in Dallas last week. Much less then impressed, even though the entire bar was expounding upon it's qualities.
It's what I drink in when I'm in Texas (which is as infrequent and brief as I can make it), as I believe in supporting local. It's okay for what it is - a very sweet, amber corn-based beer with very little hops and not a lot of malt taste. Better than the usual corn-based beers, but not by much.

There is a long-standing trend in breweries and beer snobs (of which I am one) to like really over-hopped, bitter beers (nope, I don't like those), so your best bet is to tell the pub tender what you like in beer and have them set you up with tasters.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:47 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley
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I have tried many Oregan beers. I really like Black butte but Shiner has always been one of my favorites plus you cannot beat the price.
I won't deny that craft beer is expensive, even here - one of my favorites, Rogue Brewing, gets between $9-$11 (depending on where you shop) a six for Dead Guy, and the only sell Hazelnut Brown by the 22oz for about $6.

Which is why I learned to make my own. In the metro Portland area, there are brewing stores that will let you brew on their premises, supervised by a master brewer, and will even store the beer until it's ready.

For "cheap" beer, I buy New Belgium's Fat Tire from Costco, for around $10 for 24.
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