This week I found myself in Salem, Oregon. Although, it is the state’s capital, I don’t find myself there often. I reached out to fellow blogger and friend, Sam Lewis (Rosen) for help, because she is a local. She gave me a great little coffee shop to work in called Archive. It was super cute and trendy! I loved it. I will admit, I was super crunched for time and had a ton of work to do- so I missed out on any photo opportunities.
There was one place I was dying to try in Salem ever since Feast Portland last year, Gilgamesh! I tried their beer at Feast and have been drinking is as often as I can ever since. My favorite beer is the Mamba- It’s FANTASTIC. The perfect summer beer! I find mine at Zupans, but you need to try this.
When I realized I would be in the hometown of my favorite beer on earth, I had to stop in and try more. (please excuse the iphone photos- I was in a rush, but wanted to snap a couple pictures!) The brewery itself was quite the little compound. I could see all the beer being made as I walked in the restaurant. Then inside it had the typical brewery feel. Lots of wood and cool vibe. They also had an amazing patio- perfect place to spend a summer day/night. The beers were also all very tasty. I’m usually a picky beer drinker and in my flight I opted out of the super dark beer, but I loved all the beers I tried. They are so smooth, which was the original reason I was drawn to the Mamba. I will admit, the Mamba still has the #1 place in my heart. I highly, highly recommend going to Gilgamesh, or at least snagging up some Mamba next time you are in the grocery aisle.
2065 Madrona Avenue SE Salem OR, 97302.
Love, Rachel xo