Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saloon Ordinance, Spring 1908

As the temperance and prohibition forces grew in the first decade of the 20th century, even where legal, saloons got squeezed. In April 1908, Salem City Council passed an ordinance that attempted to bring into public view saloon activities that had been private and hidden. In addition to helping to ferret out crime, it likely also operated to increase public visibility and thereby shame.

On May 13th, the newspaper reports, “Chief of Police Gibson… Mayor Rodgers, the license committee, consisting of Councilmen Waldo, Presnell and Frazier, and a Journal reporter,” inspected 18 downtown saloons. They found only one saloon in compliance, and at least one husband in the doghouse.

Two sections of the ordinance occasioned the most egregious violations:
Section seven of the ordinance says that no drinks shall be served in any room except the main bar room, yet many of the saloons maintained large back rooms, almost entirely shut off by partitions, which contained tables upon which drinks were served.

Section eight of the ordinance says that no bar room shall be maintained having in connection with it any box or room smaller than ten by sixteen feet, and that when such rooms are maintained they shall face the main aisle and be entirely open, having no doors, or curtains and no private entrances. Practically none of the saloons have complied with this part of the ordinance. Some of the small boxes were locked, others were used as temporary store rooms, and some were apparently open for business.
As a result of the inspection
The investigating committee decided that saloons were making very little attempt to comply with any part of the ordinance, and others were simply making a farce at living up to the letter of it. One saloon on State street had put in eight feet of clear glass in its front (the ordinance calls for ten) but had so smeared this eight feet over with gaudy lettering that it was almost impossible to see through the window, to say nothing of discovering through it what was going on inside. Others, that had complied with the ordinance so far as the ten feet of clear glass was concerned, had the view of the bar completely obstructed by wooden partitions placed between the bar and the windows.
They also found one delinquent husband.
In some of the places, even where the letter of the ordinance has been carried out in regard to the ten feet of glass front, it is impossible, on account of the dark background of the barroom, to see what is going on within. An example of this is clearly shown by an incident that occurred during the inspection tour yesterday. Upon coming out of one of the saloons on Commercial street, which has strictly complied with the glass front regulation of the ordinance, the Chief of Police’s party was confronted by a woman peering through the glass door and straining her eyes as if to find someone. On seeing Chief Gibson, she told him that she thought her husband was inside. Gibson promptly held the door open and the woman pointed out the man, who was promptly led out of the saloon by the head of Salem’s police force.
The article listed 18 saloons, all clustered on State and Commercial streets. The deficient saloons:

On State street: Council saloon, Schreiber’s saloon, Senate saloon, Talkington’s saloon, Frank Collin’s saloon, Capital saloon, Monogram saloon, and Noble saloon.

On Commercial street: Bach & Nadstanek saloon, Standard Liquor Co. saloon, Columbia saloon, Swartz & James saloon, Willamette hotel bar, Elk head saloon, Bank saloon, Annex saloon, and Eckerlin’s saloon.

The lone saloon in compliance was Neusbaum’s saloon on Commercial.

Here’s an earlier Talkington Saloon in the Reed Opera House on Court street. And here’s a portrait of him. Unfortunately there are few photos readily accessible. If I find more later, I’ll return to post them.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Word of Mouth Bistro

On one of these lovely days that offer a sneak preview of spring - I'm beginning to scent blossoming things! - what more pleasant way to learn a little lore of Salem than to go on a walking tour of the Court-Chemeketa Historic District.

At the end of the stroll a refreshing beer beckons, of course.

The hot new place in town is Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro.

It is located in what looks to be a 19-teens craftsman style home just outside of the Court-Chemeketa Historic District (big pdf). It's been updated with a comfy "crate & barrel" bungalow style. Many of the original rooms remain, so the dining and drinking areas are never large. There's a short bar with a handful of chairs. (There's a distracting TV, alas. Does a charming neighborhood bistro really need a TV?)

The owners have roots in Salem and interestingly have experienced nearly all the historic buildings downtown. At one time they operated Busick Court in the Bush-Brey Annex, The Pointe in the Bush-Brey Block, and The Brick in the Gray building.

They also have a blog.

Eat Salem has a full review of the food and updates on the evolving menu. The Word recently added dinner service.

The Word has three taps: Deschutes Black Butte Porter & Mirror Pond Pale Ale, as well as Lost Coast Great White. Like the furniture and decor, it's a comfy tap list, and one I don't expect is likely to change much.

The Word is a restaurant for walking to. It's the kind of restaurant all walkable neighborhoods need.

Now if they'll just ditch the TV and add bike parking, it might be perfect.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Reports on the 50th Birthday and Deschutes Sesquicentennial Brews

Extemporaneous remarks of Governor Chamberlain at the Capitol on February 14, 1909.

I remain fascinated by the Lincoln v. Statehood celebrations and relative emphasis accorded each.

In his 4-part series on the Oregon Constitutional Convention & then Statehood (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 in the Oregonian; sadly old articles disappear quickly into the paid archive, so it's pointless to link to the articles), John Terry notes that
The delegates' greatest shortcoming was failure to resolve the issue of slavery. As they had on the national level, the Democrats split rancorously over the question. The "hard" (Southern) faction of the party favored slavery. The "softs" (Northerners) sided with Republicans for abolition.

In consequence, slavery was axed from the rest of the proposed constitution and submitted to voters in the form of two questions: "Do you vote for slavery in Oregon?" and "Do you vote for free negroes in Oregon?"

The convention adjourned Sept. 18. The constitution, plus slavery, was put to the electorate Nov. 8.

Voters in the Nov. 8, 1857, special election approved the constitution 7,195 to 3,215. Slavery was rejected 7,727 to 2,645. Denying free slaves residency passed 8,640 to 1,801.

Territorial Chief Justice George Williams called the latter a "disgrace." It nonetheless remained part of the Oregon Constitution long after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. It wasn't formally removed until 1926.

It also constituted a stumbling block to statehood in Washington, D.C.

Joseph Lane, Oregon's first territorial governor and its (nonvoting) representative, was charged with carrying the ball in Congress. The federal government at the time was increasingly fraught over slavery. Oregon's ambivalence helped fuel the debate.

"Southerners balked at accepting the no-slavery clause; some Northerners were repelled by the proscription of free blacks," says Malcolm Clark Jr. in "Eden Seekers." Lane ". . . labored and lobbied as tirelessly as ever, but his efforts pressed futilely against the force of events."

For more on the 50th celebration see this Capitol Journal article from February 16, 1909. As well as the Proceedings of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Admission of the State of Oregon to the Union, the official document of the celebration.

Finally, Deschutes announced two of their own Sesquicentennial brews (h/t Beervana). I doubt, somehow, that we'll see any here in town. One can hope, though...
Maiden Oregon Ale, brewed at our Portland Brew Pub by Cam O’Connor, is a Belgian amber ale that was brewed using Crystal hops from the Willamette valley, organic 2-row barley from Klamath Falls, water from Mt. Hood, Oregon beet sugar from Nyssa, and yeast from Wyeast labs in Hood River. At 8.0% alcohol by volume, this one will be best enjoyed sipped out of a snifter glass.

Oregon 150 Al
e was brewed at our Bend Brew Pub by Paul Arney. This beer has a very unique color and flavor that makes it hard to categorize. Brewed with barley malt grown in the Klamath Falls basin (malted in Portland), blackberry honey from Yamhill County, Oregon marionberries and Crystal hops from the Willamette Valley we have created a beer like you’ve never tasted before. Our mash conversion took place at, you guessed it, 150 degrees!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Another of the venerable buildings downtown is the Bush & Brey Block and Annex. It was part of a row of buildings - you can see its kinship to the Bush & Breyman building. Notes on the Bush & Brey Block Photo in the Oregon Historic Photograph Collection say that the buildings
were built in 1889 as part of a redevelopment project which replaced two blocks of wooden structures with eighteen stores and were designed by Walter D. Pugh. The project was spearheaded by Asahel Bush who inspired local bankers and merchants to become a part of the revitalization. The buildings have cast iron facades, or simulated cast iron in later changes, the cast iron coming from the nearby Salem Iron Works. Asahel Bush came to Oregon in 1850 and founded the "Oregon Statesman" newspaper, organized the Democratic Party, and after selling his paper in the 1860's, promoted many local institutions through his Ladd & Bush Bank. The Brey in the name was Moritz Brey who came to Oregon in the 1850's and within a few years was considered a capitalist; his son A.C. was bookkeeper at Ladd & Bush Bank. The building has undergone extensive remodeling from the original, both inside and outside, and the corner Queen Anne tower it was designed with was never even built. It does still have the decorative work at the ends on both levels and particularly over the entrance, and all across the width of the three-bays on the second floor.
(For more on Asahel Bush see Wikipedia and the Oregon Encyclopedia entries.)

The Salem Online History notes
The first tenant of the Bush and Brey Block was Myra Sperry, a photographer. Bryon Randall used Sperry's studio in the 1930s. Randall subsequently acquired great notoriety as a California artist. Sperry sold her business to Cherington and then to Tom Cronise who also used the studio.
The State Library Photo Collections have a number of Sperry's portraits online. They can be accessed by searching for "sperry the artist."

A terrific photo taken from the studio is this photo of the buildings across the street and one block north. You can see the Turner/Eldridge Block (site of the Chemeketa Parkade), Greenbaum's/Eldridge Block (still standing), as well as the R.M. Wade building (site of the Pearce Building), and far to the right the building that holds Venti's.

Eat Salem has a nice review of Copper John's. As for the beer specifically, they have 10 tap handles, mostly macrobrews. Three handles are devoted to Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, and Rogue Dead Guy Ale. It's nice to see three craft brews, but they are ones in wide distribution. Beer geeks will not likely be very interested. Because of the extensive remodeling, history buffs won't find much period charm.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

World Peace for V-Day, 1909

This Capitol Journal headline from February 14, 1909 was too great to pass up! I don't think it was written specifically for Valentine's Day. I read it as straight news - but it's hard to read in light of 1914. About what things today are we foolishly optimistic? The economy perhaps? Our willingness to ignore climate change and easy oil?

Anyway, this post has absolutely nothing to do with beer and everything to do with history.

More directly interesting perhaps is the paper's legislative agenda for February. Note how much of it is transportation infrastructure. Making connections between farm and city, and between distant communities, was a central issue for commerce and for culture. Now we have a decaying infrastructure and one based on the single-passenger automobile. Too bad we didn't continue to invest in rail...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blue Pepper & Willamette Valley as Oil Field

Blue Pepper has a lovely bar area in the back - but only bottle sales! It's a nice group of beers, though, with some Ninkasi, Leinenkugels, and even some Belgian ales.

[Leinenkugels is an old German brewery from Wisconsin, now owned by MolsonCoors - a venerable brand, it holds a place in the Midwest much like Henry's does here (originally purchased by Miller, too).]

Blue Pepper is in the South First National Bank Block, next to the Starkey-McCully Building of 1867/68, and across from the South Eldridge Block of Greenbaum's.

Worth a more detailed review of their bottled beers!

Also, exactly 100 years ago, on Feb 13, 1909: "Oil City to be Salem's Neighbor." I guess some folks had visions oil strikes around here. Not sure how long it took for the idea to peter out...anyone? I probably won't chase this down. I do wonder where the town was platted, though - might check sometime at the County.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lincoln v. Statehood for the WCTU

100 years ago, the newspapers devoted many more column inches to the centenary of Abraham Lincoln's birth than to the 50th birthday of Oregon. I was surprised by this. But when you consider that there were still Civil War veterans alive in 1909, and that even in the Statehood celebrations, descriptions of the time leading up to Statehood emphasized sectional tensions and the question whether Oregon would be a free or slave state, and when you consider the number of dead, it's clear that the events of 1861-1865 and the persistence of the Union cast a much longer shadow than the events of February 14, 1859.

One of the Lincoln celebrations was the "Lincoln Temperance Meeting" held by the Women's Christian Temperance Union at 7:30 on February 12, 1909. The WCTU had their hall in the southeast corner at the intersection of Commercial and Ferry. It was at 201 South Commercial (before the address change of 1904 it was 199 South Commercial).

You can see the WCTU Hall on this Sanborn map from 1926-7. The map is rotated so the N-S axis runs horizontally, with north to the right. Trade street today follows roughly the arc of the rail line and connects to the Front street bypass.
The intersection of Ferry & Commercial is hallowed in Salem's past. It was also pretty boozy.

Thomas Cox, who is buried in the lovely cemetery at Ankeny Vineyard had Salem's first store on the northeast corner of the intersection. The marker that used to be there is gone, alas.

On the northwest corner was the Holman Building. It served as the Capitol building during early years of statehood. A parking garage stands there today. (Because of its great antiquity circa 1950, it is regarded as an "historic contributing" building in the Downtown Historic District.)

On the southeast corner was the Marion/Chemeketa/Willamette Hotel (be sure to zoom in!). And down the street the Capital Brewery (here's an image from the 1940s that shows the brewery). The convention center is there today.

The Burke Block isn't quite as old, but it is at least from the 1890s. On the map it is labeled "Auto top works" and "Battery repairing," and contained 267-259 south Commercial. Today the Burke Block holds the Salem Downtown Liquor Store! Here's a picture of the Burke Block from Robert D. West's Places in Salem Historic Downtown site.

The WCTU Hall was in the Nesmith Building. In the time right before and right after statehood, in 1858-9, just before the Government started meeting in the Holman Building, the Territorial and then incipient State Government met in the Nesmith Building. The Nesmith Building became known as the Smith Block. In these two photos (here and here), the northernmost bay, with three arched windows, held the WCTU Hall. The WCTU maintained the hall there until the early 1940s.

Today, Umpqua Bank sits on the site.

For more on the Nesmith Building see this article from Marion County History and this from Salem Online History.

As a bit of side trivia, the triangular building labeled "Daniel J. Fry's Public Storage" was demolished in the 1930s, and a new concrete building erected on its same footprint. I will need to check this, but I believe that replacement building is the one that will itself be demolished next week for the Boise Cascade redevelopment project. [confirmed - The Statesman today has an article on Mayor Taylor's "State of the City" address, and they name the building to be demolished as the Fry Building.]

[update 2 - over at the SHINE blog they've got some pictures of the Fry warehouse over the years. They've also got a couple more that aren't tagged. Check 'em out!]

[update 3 - well, lookee here! In today's paper, the 10 Feb 2010 Statesman, is news that Virginia Green has managed to place an historical marker at this intersection! Well done, Virginia! (Photo: Timothy J. Gonzalez | Statesman Journal)]

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Venti's Cafe

Got a new source for the history! The building's owner has a document, "History of the Pearce Building." Some of the information the city has online is not correct, it seems:
The Pearce Building, as it is now known, was built in 1940 on the site of the old brick and mortar R.M. Wade & Company (later Wade & Pearce), which had burned down in 1939....

The rebuild is a basement plus two-story, Art Moderne style structure made from reinforced concrete with wood frame beams salvaged from the original Wade & Pearce Building, with a back wall and some interior brick pillars remaining from the original 1865 farm machinery warehouse.
No word on how the two eastern bays, 321 and 325 Court, a separate building orignally, were incorporated into the whole.
There are also tunnels! But apparently the city bricked them off. Maybe there's some Shanghaiing stories! Or ghosts anyway.

Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
California Cider Company Ace Perry Cider
Oregon Trail Ginseng Porter
Empty Tap

Block 15 Alpha IPA
Oregon Trail Smoke Signal
Bear Republic Red Rocket

italics signify new taps

Prohibition circa 1909

The cartoon points to a huge problem for beer in the years between 1904 and 1917. You might have noticed the headline in the Salem Brewery Association ad: When you are dry, why not buy. Of course it suggests that when you are thirsty you should have a beer! But the word "dry" must also suggest the dichotomy of wet and dry states, counties, and cities. I think the slogan must also be a suggestion for residents of dry towns, where there were no bars or saloons, to buy beer in a wet town and store it at home.

Before 1919, when the entire nation voted to go dry, in the years between 1904 and 1916, Oregon had a patchwork of laws and a jumble of wet and dry territories. In 1904, the second statewide general election in which there were ballot measures, Oregon voters passed the local option liquor law. I believe this operated at the county level, though W.S. U'Ren notes in an 1907 article on Initiative & Referendum that some "precincts" had gone dry as well.* According to the 1911 Britannica, by 1908 nineteen of the thirty-three Oregon counties were dry.

There is conflicting information on when Salem went dry. One source says 1913, another says 1909.** If Salem was dry in 1909, this would certainly sharpen the ad's headline. In any event, the Salem Brewery Association, the successor to the Capital Brewery, produced beer, though it could not sell it in Salem, until 1914.

Prohibition, of course, wiped out the hops trade. The cartoon is from the Oregonian in 1906. It suggests there were hop growers who might also have advocated for prohibition. There were certainly bills introduced into the legislature that separated beer and whiskey for separate treatment, making one legal the other illegal.

During this Sesquicentennial week, tip a pint and remember that one of Oregon's great legacies is making brewpubs legal again in 1983.

*[update - the measure was confusing, and did count the votes in each precinct by themselves; in some instances precincts voted to go dry even when the whole county did not]

**[update - it was 1913]

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sesquicentennial Week - 100 Years Ago

So what was going on in Salem 100 years ago this week? Here's what a couple of businesses were advertising!
When you are dry
A pure and wholesome beverage that is sold in all the cities of Western Oregon and Northern California.
Made of the Choicest Malt and Hops Grown in Marion County
Made of Filtered Water and strictly in accordance with the Pure Food Law. Salem Beer is the best mild beverage offered the public.
Made by scientific processes and guaranteed pure and wholesome.
No adulteration. No drugs or chemicals and under the most perfect sanitary conditions. Address all orders to
Salem Brewery Association

Apparently there was also plenty of opium. This online history of Salem's Chinatown is largely a pastiche of Ben Maxwell's piece in Marion County History, Volume 7, and it's not the most rigorous of scholarship. Nevertheless it suggests that
Since most Chinese immigrants were male, social clubs for the Chinese to preserve a feeling of their culture away from their homeland were important, leisure time was spent at these social clubs or imbibing in gambling or opium.
Dr. Kum's ad was in the Statesman, a paper not aimed at Chinese. So who was using the opium???

The ad reads: The Opium Evil is more deadly and causes more misery than war or pestilence.
Dr. Kum & Co. cures the habit and eliminates the poison from the system without suffering.
Thousands of people know Dr. Kum, who has resided in Salem for 20 years, and of his wonderful Oriental Medicines for all kinds of chronic diseases. He has been marvelously successful in treating these cases. Dr. Kum, now makes a specialty of the drug and drink habits, no matter how long or how much.
A Permanent Cure is guaranteed or no money accepted. Patients cured in two or three days, no pains or aches. He promises absolute secrecy if desired. For further particulars, phone 1647.
Dr. Kum & Co., 167 High Street, Phone 981.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Salem needs Burgerville and Beer!

Today Carol McAlice Currie has an op-ed piece (links to pdf) about the prospect of beer at Burgerville. Though Burgerville has a completely annoying flash website, they are the most wonderful fast-serve restaurant around. They are serving (mostly) real food, focus on local purveyors, and lead that segment of the industry in sustainability. They even compost!

Did you know Salem once had a Burgerville? Salem needs a Burgerville with a side of Beer!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Albany Farmer Fleeced by Floozies, 1900

This is from the Capital Journal Weekly in 1900. It shows a lively and shifting boundary in Salem between vice and the law, and between saloons and brothels.

Hattie McGinnis was an important madam in Salem for several years, and her "boarding house" was on Ferry street in the red-light district, called "Peppermint Flat." The boarding house was where the Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield office is on the corner of Ferry and High. Peppermint grew in the swampy depression - which you can still see in the sunken alley between Ferry and Trade. During floods, the depression filled and became a waterway off Pringle Creek and the Mill Race.

The "Turner block" is also known as the northern part of the Eldridge Block. It and the Parvenue Tower were demolished in 1954 for a Lipman's parking lot. Today the Chemeketa Parkade stands there. The southern portion of the Eldridge block remains as Greenbaum's Quilted Forest.



Is Relieved of Over $600 by Salem Vultures But His Cash is Recovered by Chief Gibson

There was a sensational story behind the four-line item published in Saturdays' JOURNAL to the effect that Recorder Judah had imposed a fine of $10 on a farmer who had imbibed too freely, but for good reasons the officers did not wish to publish all they knew.

The farmer in question, whose name is with-held, was relieved of about $600 in cash on Friday night while under the influence of drugged liquor, the job being done by a couple of Salem's prostitutes, who were compelled to cough up $525 of the spoils by shrewd and energetic work on the part of Chief of Police Gibson.

The farmer came into town Friday from Albany, having $600 in gold on his person. He had a few drinks and was taken in town by McGinnis one of the birds of prey who lie in wait for the unwary.

He was finally steered into the back room of a saloon, a couple of females were summoned from Peppermint Flat, and the farmer, minus his money, was soon afterward found by night officer Smith raising a disturbance in the hallway up-stairs in the Turner block.

Saturday morning he made his loss known, and Chief Gibson started on the trial with very slight clews to go on, the farmer's mind being in a very hazy condition.

But the chief soon traced the matter immistakably to the McGinnis woman and one of her girls. He called at their place of business and gave them a short time in which to show up with the money at his office. The woman reached the city hall nearly as soon as the chief did, with voluminous explanations of how she came to have the money, and she counted out $525 in gold, claiming that was all she got out of the agriculturalist.

Chief of Police Gibson had spotted the gold German as easy game for the tenderloin gang before he fell into their hands. In fact he had a complete history of every movement of the victim and of every movement of those who deliberately plotted to get his cash. McGinnis had him in tow from 9:30 a.m. First he was taken through one saloon and then another, and at each step Chief Gibson had eye witnesses to the unfolding of the scheme. He even has the telephone message that was sent to call the vultures to their prey.

This morning the farmer called upon Chief Gibson and got his money or $525 of it. He was overjoyed to receive it, and well may be for he was exceedingly fortunate that his case fell into the hands of an officer as energetic and as free from "entangling alliances" as is Chief [Gibson.]

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Brick & Pete's Place

Two more of Salem's great historic downtown buildings feature bars. The Gray Building, built in 1891, features The Brick.

Even more venerable J.K. Gill Building, built in 1868, and one of the very oldest buildings still standing in dowtown Salem, has Pete's Place. J.K. Gill was an important stationer and bookseller. First Presbyterian church was organized there in 1869.

The two bars, alas, are of no real interest to beer fans. Both have a pretty pedestrian set of handles, dominated by macrobrews and flagship craft beers in widespread distribution like Mirror Pond, Full Sail Amber, and Widmer Hefe.

The most interesting tap at The Brick was Believer, and at Pete's Pyramid Snow Cap Ale. It looked like each had one handle for a "special."

We'll check in periodically, but will not update the handles on a regular basis.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Governor West on Governor Lord & John Minto

Towards the end of his life, Oswald West wrote or dictated (these read like oral history) a series of anecdotes and stories for the Oregon Historical Quarterly. This one ran in September 1949. "Klinger and Beck's brewery" is the Capital Brewery. On the Sanborn map, it looks like the center bay holds a saloon. I'll have to research that more.

West was a big ol' Prohibitionist - so he was probably jealous in addition to being disapproving! (Just what were his secret vices? To have been so zealous, he must have had some skeleton in his closet!)

W. P. Lord and John Minto
Judge Lord became Governor in January, 1895....The Governor gave his old friend John Minto some job at the State House. They both lived in South Salem on Mission Street. They would leave the State House together in the afternoon, stopping in at the bank [Ladd & Bush, where West was "paying teller," at that time] usually a little after closing time. Lord would draw five dollars - no more, no less. They would then repair to Klinger and Beck's brewery, just beyond the Marion (then Chemeketa) Hotel, where they would drink beer until it was time to leave for home and supper. They were usually pretty well lit.

Often on the way home from the bank I would drop in behind them - as their route was mine for a few blocks. Lord was very hard of hearing and Minto had a high piping voice. To make the old Governor hear, old John had to shout. He was long on quoting Burns to the old Governor. I learned much about Republican politicians through listening in - a block to in the rear.
Minto's home on Saginaw, just off Mission.

Superbowl at Brown's

Brown's isn't usually open on Sundays, but they'll be open at 1pm for the Superbowl. Looks like they added Ninkasi's Oatis Oatmeal Stout, so that's six Ninkasi taps now! I don't know what they dropped. One of the macros? (Do they really need both Coors light and PBR?)

Venti's Cafe

Yesterday afternoon...

Venti's Upstairs
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
California Cider Company Ace Perry Cider*
Bear Republic Apex IPA
Oregon Trail Ginseng Porter

Venti's Downstairs
Something from Elysian (I couldn't tell exactly)*
Fort George Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale
Empty Tap

*new handles in italics