All this may be surprising for a state that, in 1916, imposed its own prohibition on alcohol, three years before the US banned liquor nationally.
Also, do you know the difference between a Jupiter and a Feliz Nog y Nog? They’re cocktails, but would you ever think to order one of these at your local bar? With the growth of craft beers and craft spirits in Oregon, craft bartending is a natural result. Tommy Klus tends bar at Portland’s Teardrop Lounge and at the brand new St. Jack restaurant (from where this show will be broadcast). He’ll tell us about his favorite locally produced spirits and explain the art of a great cocktail.
We’ll explore the reasons for this alcohol industry boom in Oregon, Oregon’s history with alcohol and how the Oregon Liquor Control Commission came into being.
Do you drink local beer, wine or spirits? Which is your favorite, and why?
Editor’s Note: The show will be broadcast live from St. Jack restaurant.
Steve Pharo: Executive director of Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Chris Hermann: Partner at Stoel Rives LLP
Brian Butenschoen: Executive director of Oregon Brewers Guild
Kyle Jansson: Coordinator, Oregon Heritage Commission
Tommy Klus: Bartender at St. Jack restaurant and Teardrop Lounge, Portland
Karen Foley: Publisher of Imbibe Magazine