Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits has introduced its newest taste sensation: Marionberry Sour. The violet-hued ale is made with prickless marionberries grown on Rogue’s farm in Newport, Oregon. Marionberries were created by Oregon State University researchers back in 1956 and are a regional favorite because they are a larger, more flavorful variety of blackberry. Rogue Ales & Spirits is the only farmerbrewer-distiller-cooper in the United States. 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!

Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.