For the second time this week, I’m blogging about Portland, Oregon, where I live.
The quest for really-really-ridiculously-fast intertubes has led to its logical conclusion for Portlanders, beer. More precisely, Hopworks Urban Brewery Gigabit IPA, which I’m looking forward to sampling over the weekend.
Portland is the home of the microbrew, and if you’ve been to Portland, you’ll probably have noticed the many brew pubs, tiny breweries, and beer gardens all over the city. Oregon liquor laws make it easy to start your own little brewery and put out a shingle to sell it, so there’s no shortage of craft beer.
If you’re looking for a nationally distributed beer though, you might have some trouble.
Unsurprisingly, we love our beer here, but that’s not really the point. The brewers here take their craft very seriously; they’re beer geeks.
The fact is Portland fosters geeks of all kinds.
I’ve lived a lot of places, and finally settled here, in part because of the culture of geekdom here. No need to be normal because we keep it weird.
Anyway, pardon the editorial. It’s Friday.
So, did your community apply for Google’s fiber? If so, any funny stories to share about that or craft beer?
The comments. You must find them.
Update: You can’t see all the funny parts of the label in the picture above, so here’s the detail.