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PDX "we haven't been to Green Dragon in awhile" pub meetup
posted December 4, 2012 3:03 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun December 30 at 3:00 PM, Green Dragon
928 Southeast 9th Avenue, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
...we haven't been to Green Dragon in awhile! Let's do that again. We can play that old favorite, "Which of these beers that we finally decided on aren't actually available, despite the fact that this list was printed half an hour ago?"
posted by curious nu to Meetup (33 comments total)

We can play that old favorite, "Which of these beers that we finally decided on aren't actually available, despite the fact that this list was printed half an hour ago?"

That's my favorite beer-related [reverse] Russian Roulette-like game!
Count me in!
posted by nickthetourist at 3:11 PM on December 4, 2012


ooh, yeah, I'm game!
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:27 PM on December 4, 2012


In soviet russia, beer shoots you?!
posted by Secretariat at 7:44 AM on December 5, 2012


A meetup close enough to walk to? I guess I'll finally go. Gosh.
posted by tmt at 9:06 AM on December 5, 2012


I would be into that!

BTW, has Green Dragon always been owned by Rogue? I thought they were independent.
posted by homodachi at 10:42 AM on December 5, 2012


Owned by Rogue? Does that mean they now only serve that over-hopped swill Rogue promulgates instead of over-hopped beers from a variety of brewers?
posted by mimo at 10:47 AM on December 5, 2012


They've been owner by Rogue since....forever?
posted by nickthetourist at 11:57 AM on December 5, 2012


OK, then.
posted by mimo at 12:05 PM on December 5, 2012


Actually, I've found at least some of the Rogue beers (Dead Guy Ale, for instance) to have a lot of full-bodied maltiness, especially in comparison to other non-overhopped but less robust brands...but YMMV of course.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:18 PM on December 5, 2012


Dead Guy Ale is one of my favorites.
posted by nickthetourist at 5:38 PM on December 5, 2012


Well, if it has the nick stamp of approval, it must be OK with me.
posted by mimo at 9:35 AM on December 6, 2012


They weren't owned by Rogue for the first couple of meetups we had there (like that one with all the broken glass from the perilously tall beer glasses?), but they've been owned by Rogue for at least a couple of years now. The changes I've noticed with Rogue ownership:

*Better website (on the old one I had to click around randomly to find something that reacted so I could read a menu or find the hours)

*Larger and better food menu

*Ability to buy rogue beers by the bottle

So, while I initially worried they were going to switch over to all Rogue beers or something, they totally haven't. They still have the same crazy wide variety of beers. Last time I was there I had an arnold palmer flavored beer!

And, Rogue beers aren't bad, but the variety that Green Dragon historically (and currently) has had is usually more varied than what you'll find in just Rogue's standard lineup.
posted by Secretariat at 11:36 AM on December 6, 2012


Hm, actually, I can't remember well enough to say for sure that the menu is better... but it's certainly more balanced, as in now I feel like they have a little bit of something for everyone. I feel like maybe the old menu had some sort of healthy veggie bowls for a while that were kind of neat.
posted by Secretariat at 11:38 AM on December 6, 2012


If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. It's just that the last time I went to an official Rogue-only venue I tried three different beers and disliked them all. There were no descriptions on the beer menu that sounded non-hoppy. I'll have to give Dead Guy a try and I'm glad that GD will remain eclectic.
posted by mimo at 6:14 PM on December 6, 2012


Yeah, when I go to an official Rogue place I usually end up driving the server crazy by asking for descriptions of every single beer to try to find one that sounds like it will be to my tastes. Or I wait until everyone else has their beers so I can taste them before I order.

By the way, Green Dragon happily did tasters last time I was there- but it was the middle of the day and they were really slow. And in fact they accidentally gave me a taster of some mead that I didn't ask about, which was a bonus.
posted by Secretariat at 3:38 PM on December 7, 2012


Hey guys, we should plan a meetup at THIS Green Dragon Pub!
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:50 PM on December 13, 2012


Hey guys, we should plan a meetup at THIS Green Dragon Pub!

OK. You drive.
posted by mimo at 1:34 PM on December 13, 2012


Sure, once we fly to NZ and rent a car there...
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:50 PM on December 13, 2012


Greg_Ace: Hey guys, we should plan a meetup at THIS Green Dragon Pub!

mimo: OK. You drive.

Greg_Ace: Sure, once we fly to NZ and rent a car there...

Are we ready for that?
posted by nickthetourist at 11:00 AM on December 14, 2012


Might take a tad more pre-planning. Maybe shoot for this Autumn.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:13 AM on December 14, 2012


Yes, but their Autumn is our Spring (Summer begins this week), so it's not that far away.
posted by mimo at 5:53 AM on December 17, 2012


Thank you for recognizing the point of my "joke". :-)
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:20 AM on December 17, 2012


I've never been to a meetup, but this one is on my birthday, and I might be in Portland for it this year, so maybe!
posted by Marinara at 5:44 PM on December 21, 2012


It looks like I'll have to miss this meetup; something else has come up. Hoist one for me, and I'll catch y'all next time.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:38 PM on December 27, 2012


Likewise. Have fun kids!
posted by dersins at 9:15 AM on December 28, 2012


ergh, I have a thing. May swing by around 5 to see if you're still there.
posted by homodachi at 11:52 AM on December 28, 2012


ergh, I have a thing. May swing by around 5 to see if you're still there.

It's pretty likely we'll still be there, so check the thread....
posted by nickthetourist at 1:49 PM on December 28, 2012


This is totally perfect timing - I just moved to Portland and don't really know anyone yet! I can't wait to meet y'all.
posted by jennyjenny at 11:14 AM on December 29, 2012


Yay for new people! We're bringing a friend who is visiting from out of town (but originally from Portland).
posted by Secretariat at 5:43 PM on December 29, 2012


I'm a maybe on today. Surprise rehearsal. I might be able to swing by after 5!
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:58 PM on December 30, 2012


For those who are curious, we are still here.
posted by nickthetourist at 4:27 PM on December 30, 2012


It was super nice to meet all of you, and I look forward to the opening party for our brick-and-mortar musical chairs app store.
posted by jennyjenny at 6:19 PM on December 30, 2012


It was super nice to meet all of you, and I look forward to the opening party for our brick-and-mortar musical chairs app store.

What exactly did I miss?
posted by nickthetourist at 7:19 PM on December 30, 2012



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