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Justin "Gnarly" B.

Assistant Organizer


Portland, OR
Hometown: 1000 Islands, NY

Member since:

October 25, 2009

What's the best beer you've ever tasted? Where did you drink it?

I am a big fan of stouts and porters, and the occasional smooth red. (Most are more hoppy than I like.) I would say the best stout I have had was one at the Kingston Brewery back east, a pull tap nitrogen oatmeal stout, (2013 edit, Chernobyl at Tugboat is a Portland favorite) and Cascazilla is still a favorite red, even though it is crazy hoppy. There are so many great beers in Portland I could make a list of favorites now, after being to over 50 meetups with the group.

What part of town is most convenient for you?

Anywhere in the city as I will be biking there or taking the MAX.

What is your favorite type of beer?

Lately I have been more and more into a good stout or porter, imperials are interesting too, but usually a bit strong unless one is really smooth and not too bitter. I also enjoy a good smooth red, or some with a bite too like chipotle or jalapeno ales. Spruce ales are interesting too. As of late I've been more and more into sours and farmhouse ales.


I endeavor to enjoy a new tasty brew on a regular basis.

What Justin "Gnarly" B. is saying about this Meetup Group

To taste the brews that Portland has to offer!


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