Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Closer, my preshhhisss

Beloved Belmont Station is moving! And just so happens to be closer to me. Here's the article below:

Belmont Station is Relocating
Posted by extramsg on Tuesday, December 12 @ 11:47:24 PST
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We Are Moving!
Belmont Station is relocating just 3 blocks away to
4500 S.E. Stark St Portland, OR 97215
January 4, 2007

After grueling months of waiting on City Hall, construction is complete. On the first week of the New Year we'll be pleased to welcome you to a new, expanded and updated Belmont Station. What's going to be different?

THE STATION CAFE! The new Belmont Station is two spaces in one. On one side, a bottleshop. On the other, a great little bier cafe. On the menu: any of our bottled beers, plus a few very special beers on draught. It will be a comfortable, neighborhood place to while away the hours tasting the best beers on the planet. We will feature soups, sandwiches, and cheese plates for your nibbling enjoyment.

MORE SPACE MEANS MORE BEER! Lots more space! Our beer selection is just shy of 700, but we're looking to increase our selection to around 900!

SELF-SERVE COOLERS! No more waiting while we fetch your bottles. Our knowledgeable staff will continue to assist you with your selection and any questions you may have. We'll have UV protection on the cooler lights to prevent skunky beer, and we'll be religiously rotating and stocking as usual. Belmont Station will continue to be the place for the freshest beer in town.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy Repeal Day!

On this date in 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed alcohol prohibition in the United States.

Raising a glass to toast the occasion is a given, but let me go one further and suggest that you enjoy one of the many fine American beers that we are so lucky to have nowadays. It took decades to recover from the damage Prohibition did to the craft of brewing in America--and I would argue that the beer/tavern culture so important in the founding and development of this country has never recovered--but still, we now enjoy the most diverse, innovative, and exciting brewing industry in the world, in spite of the fact that mass-produced crap still corners the vast majority of the market.

That is something worth celebrating.

UPDATE--More Repeal Day posts here, here, here, and especially here.