Alcohol by volume: 8.85%
If it's made with pressed grapes, it must be wine, right? Not in Portland, it doesn't. The Northwest-style sour ale produced by this pub-and-barrel-house brewer blends blonde and wheat ales that were barrel aged for nearly a year before aging the mix on fresh-pressed white grape must for another three months. What does that make? A beer ridiculously flavorful enough to be drunk out of wine glasses. It's not as dry as all this wine talk would suggest, nor does it have the same bite as what you'll find coming out of nearby Willamette Valley vineyards. For lack of a better description, it's like a white grape wheat beer or, perhaps more fittingly, grape cider. While the slight sour flavor keeps it from being cider sweet, it's still surprisingly refreshing for a beer of its heft and is a great warm-weather treat out of a chilled bottle.