Made Men: 14 Gateway IPAs for IPA Haters

I know I’ve got a few other IPA hater friends so I thought I would share this article I was featured in a few weeks back.  (Still playing catch up, can you tell?)  I get daily HARO (Help A Reporter Out) notifications and will respond to beer questions from time to time.

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This is one of those cases.  Check out Made Men, a men’s lifestyle website.  They recently wrote a blog post called 14 Gateway IPAs for IPA Haters and BiteSize Brew’s got a shout out:

Gigantic Pipe Wrench
Jenna Forstrom, Founder of, and co-founder of, believes the piney taste of a Gin IPA such as Gigantic Brewing Company’s Pipe Wrench won’t just make gin-lovers IPA believers. One Beer Advocate reviewer notes its “great balance of hops and malts,” while another commends its “nice mix of piney and citrus hop flavors up front with an emphasis on tangerine, clean toasted malt undertone, followed by an earthy spicy finish.”

What is your favorite IPA for IPA haters?

2015 Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

I am a little late in getting a few posts up, so please bare with me.  Over Father's Day weekend, Joe and I went to the Oregon Garden's Brewfest.  It was amazing!  And the night before we attended the 2015 Brewer's Tasting Dinner.  Before the dinner … [Continue reading]

Citing safety and economic development benefits, Commissioner Novick welcomes back Naito Pilot Project during Oregon Brewers Festival

Commissioner Steve Novick and community partners announced the Naito Pilot Project, a temporary safety solution that will create a pleasant route for people to get to and enjoy the Oregon Brewers Festival at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront … [Continue reading]

Oregon Brewers Festival toasts 28th year, features 90 North American breweries plus a Kiwi contingent from New Zealand

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of the nation's longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is considered a destination, and 85,000 craft beer lovers annually make the pilgrimage to Beervana to drink up what the festival has … [Continue reading]


The 28th annual Oregon Brewers Festival will take place July 22nd through 26th at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. This year, in partnership with the Beervana Festival in Wellington, we’ve invited five New Zealand breweries to send their beer … [Continue reading]