In episode 2 of The Drinkable Globe Podcast, I chat with Kate Koo, owner of Zilla Sake in Portland, Ore., about why the Rose City is the best place in North America to drink sake. Kate also offers some tips on off-the-beaten-path places to eat and imbibe throughout PDX. It’s the second of my two-part deep dive into Portland’s iconic drinking cultures.
I am pleased to present the premier episode of The Drinkable Globe Podcast. Technically, it’s a re-boot, as I did a one-off podcast about three years ago. Read the rest of this entry
503 Cocktails is launching its first canned cocktail, The Wicked Mule, this week which is available in liquor stores around the Portland, Oregon metro area, just in time for Christmas. The Wicked Mule is a local take on the classic cocktail of a similar name—503 adds vodka, real ginger, candy sugar, a good spritz of soda water and a hint of lime to allow the enjoyment of craft cocktails beyond the purveys of local bars and restaurants.
Some big news coming out of the PDX craft distilling scene today…
Portland, Ore.’s Eastside Distilling, Inc. has announced the acquisition of MotherLode Craft Distillery, a Portland-based provider of bottling services and production support to craft distilleries. Since its founding in 2014 by Allen Barteld, the mission of MotherLode has been to enable craft distillers to increase their production and extend their product lines, reducing cost and increasing efficiency, thereby freeing them to focus on their craft. The typical MotherLode customer is a distillery of small batch, hand-crafted spirits, or a premium craft spirit sold as a private label.