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Recommend me... Northwestern Beers

Hi guys-

I'm trying to put together a bit of a Christmas care package for my father-in-law, who's a big fan of interesting beers... The trouble is, I'm not a beer-drinker myself and I don't know the good from the bad. So I need some opinions...

What local beers would you send to a fellow who's a fan of Alaskan Amber and Fosters?

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  1. Alaskan Amber: Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale or MacTarnahan's Ale
    Fosters: Session Ale

    1. I'm a fan of Bridgeport IPA ,it has a quality that sets it aside from most other IPAS. Rogue also has something he might like.

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      1. How about one of Grants's beers to highlight the use of NW hops?

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        1. re: paulj

          Are the Grant's beers still being made?

          1. re: Kenji

            I'm thinking that someone might have tried to revive them recently, unsuccessfully.

            What a shame that Bert Grant's pioneering beers came to this.

            1. re: Jim Dorsch

              Yeah, I miss them. Particularly the imperial stout and the dark winter ale flavored with honey & Mt. Hood hops.

        2. My SO loves Rogue Ales, but as I'm not a beer drinker, I couldn't tell you which is closest to Alaskan Amber or Fosters - I've always found the people at the brewery very helpful, so they might be able to help out.

          http://www.rogue.com/

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          Rogue Ales Brewery
          748 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365

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          1. re: tracylee

            Rogue's American Amber is a beautiful brew - so much more flavorful than most beers that bear that name -- though Full Sail's amber is also very fine.

          2. caldera is obscure but tasty.