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Variety is spice of beer life at Cask N' Keg

Wade Wilson ready to meet changing tastes of West Linn customers


Photo Credit: REVIEW, TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Cask N Keg is just what lovers of variety in beer in West Linn have been waiting for. Wade Wilson is ready to serve them.

One of Wade Wilson’s favorite activities used to be driving around the Portland metro area, going to different pubs and sampling the different brews.

Now, Wilson is offering the experience to everyone, only at one pub — his own Cask N’ Keg in West Linn. Wilson is offering both convenience and great taste.

An owner of several businesses over the past 20 years, Wilson thinks he can give something that other growler stations cannot by offering the products of the new beer brewers in this area.

“I see a new energy emerging,” Wilson said. “There are tons of brewers in this area. A lot of these people are passionate about beer and they’re putting out a good product.”

Cask N’ Keg has 23 taps — 19 beers, three wines and one cider, and the brands are changing all of the time.

Wilson is now switching from the lighter beers of summer and getting into the brews of fall and winter, with more amber and stout porters.

“We’ll keep a very diverse selection,” Wilson said. “Popular brands will be brought back, and people will like tasting the new beer. We’ll offer tasters and flights. A lot of breweries in downtown Portland will be bringing their beer to West Linn.”

To facilitate customers’ beer drinking enjoyment, Cask N’ Keg offers big screen sports TV with the Portland Trail Blazers, PAC 12 and NFL. There is no bar menu, but the pub is surrounded by establishments that offer sub sandwiches, cheese steaks, salads and tacos, and customers are encouraged to bring food into the bar.

Fun times are ahead at Cask N’ Keg. Upcoming events include tastings, games and neighborhood parties.

For more information about Cask N’ Keg call 503-344-4004 or go to casknkegtaproom.com. It is located at 19335 Willamette Drive in West Linn.

Contact Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or by email at cnewell@lakeoswegoreview.com.

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