I love beer. After now having visited over 490 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.
Just yesterday, the Oregon Brewery Running Series 5k and Hoppy Earth Day Brewfest came to Stickmen Brewing, one of my favorite places to grab a pint. With the creation of their Tualatin location a few years back, they have really stepped up their game and are producing some really new and unique beer opportunities. I recently tried out a few of their newer offerings – Gaijin Dream and Grapefruit Ginflower.
Gaijin Dream (gaijin means ‘foreigner’ in Japanese) is a lager that is brewed with pilsner malt and flaked rice and finished with Goldings and Sorachi Ace hops. I find these hops to be a little citrusy/lemony, which makes for a refreshing beer Clean throughout with some malt sweetness balanced by the lemony hops.
- Gaijin Dream
- ABV 5.9%
- IBU 20
- Grapefruit Ginflower
- ABV 6.9%
- IBU 22