Monthly Archive for February, 2006

Bert's Pub?

Another chapter in the Yakima beer scene unfolds with plans to open a Bert’s Pub. The pub has no affiliation with the late, great beer-Moses.

Sadly, the pub is opening in the Glenwood Square location rather than the old train depot. The 98908 crowd has been tough to sell much on, but I hope the new venue does better than the two predecessors.

The proprietor, a Mr. Aaron Gamache, is a hop grower from the valley, and related to the cultivar of one of my favorite varietal, the Amarillo, which is a mutant that was found in the field. Gamache will be selling Coors at the pub, which Bert would have probably scoffed at, but Gamache does business with the brewer, so it makes some sense.

Portland Beers in Google Earth

I created a PDX Beer layer for Google Earth using data from my PDX beer shape file. Fun, but not as useful as Beermapping, which uses Google Maps.