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Kegs & Legs Beers of the Week: Organic Motherland Russian Imperial Stout by Hopworks Urban Brewery (SEASONAL ONLY)

I love beer. After now having visited over 350 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.

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We featured two of HUB’s IPA’s back in December and spoke a little about our experience with their pubs as a whole:

Hopworks Urban Brewery, or HUB for short, is one of the first Portland breweries I ever went to. At the time, I was working near Powell and kept passing them on a daily basis. I wasn’t much of a craft beer drinker at the time, but thought I would stop in. The whole vibe of their amazing brewery, combined with their vast selection, really made me a fan for life – and helped point me in the direction of checking out as many breweries as possible. It is also a staple for my 1st van to stop and refuel after our first Hood to Coast relay legs.

HUB sent us a sample of their Organic Motherland Russian Imperial Stout, a delicious winter beer – though one you may want to ease into if you aren’t used to this style. This dark beer has a chocolately tinge to it and, at almost 10%, it warms the insides with a spicy finish on every sip. Even with that finish, it actually drinks a smoother than I anticipated, which is a good thing for those novice imperial stout drinkers like myself. It may not be an everyday beer, but definitely a solid addition on cold winter evenings.

It’s only available November – February, so don’t delay much longer.



About Matt Rasmussen (1315 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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