Oregon Ales

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Helen Rosner

Oregon has long been celebrated for its pioneering craft beers, many of which go great with the state's seafood. Inspired by the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch,** Rogue Captain Sig's Northwestern Ale** is a creamy India red ale with notes of milk chocolate and hoppy orange zest. Try it with smoked salmon. The nutty caramel malts in** Full Sail Amber Ale** are balanced by pungent piney hops. Its sweetness harmonizes with oilier fish like albacore tuna. Grassy** Heater Allen Pils**, a Bohemian-style pilsner, has a spicy bite from Czech Saaz hops and a complex roundness that matches with rich Dungeness crab. Pelican Pub & Brewery Kiwanda Cream Ale (pictured) is a smooth brew with a touch of corn sweetness. Its dry finish complements fried seafoods like salt cod cakes. The** Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale **comes from a small Portland brewery that makes yeast-forward beers, including this rustic farmhouse ale. Hazy and lemony, it has notes of clove and pear, plus alluring bubbles and dryness, making it a perfect foil for a creamy chowder.