These beer-centric activities hardly even scratch the surface of what’s available in Portland, but you get the idea. Truth be told, I really don’t know as much as I should about the PDX beer scene. From what I do know though, beer appreciation in Portland is far different from where I come from. Back in my hay day, I spent my summers along the American River. With the temperature reaching 105, our only requests were, “Is it cold, is it in a can, and is it light so I may drink it fast?”
I also know that the Portland beer drinking experience is just as much a part of our city culture as the smell of hops is to a brewery. So, when I set the task of “beer representation” for the Slice of Portland box, I searched for a bottle opener. There were many great options, but there was something special about Folk. Folk is a Portland based company that designs and builds thoughtful and well-crafted furniture, lighting, and goods that are made best to last. Founder, Richard Koehler, aims to master the crossroads of precision and charm – in my opinion, much like our craft beer.
A great beer needs to be savored and it all starts at the opening of the bottle. Working with a foundry in Portland, each alloy bronze FOLK bottle opener is sand-casted and meticulously ground, sanded and polished by hand. Beer Aficionados, I invite you to showcase this work of art on your bar cart for all to enjoy.
Cheers to a Slice of Portland and the Craftsmanship of Culture.
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