If you've been paying attention, last week marked the debut of Chef in the Kitchen, a new recurring Eater photo feature where photographer extraordinaire Allison Jones boldly goes where few diners have gone before — into Portland restaurant kitchens — to get a sneak peek of the chef du jour hard at work making stuff to put in your mouth.
This week: We expand the definition of "Chef in the Kitchen" to include "Brewers in the Basement," as Breakside Brewery's Ben Edmunds (aided by Metrovino bartender Jacob Grier and Brewing Up Cocktails guru Ezra Johnson-Greenough) brews up a batch of beer destined to be split into three different barrels for aging (each of these inspired by a different cocktail). Confidential to beer nerds: One will be a Bramble beer, aged in an Old Tom gin barrel with blackberry puree; another will be a Sazerac beer aged in a whiskey barrel and flavored with Peychaud's bitters, lemon peel, and anise; a third will be based on a Beaker & Flask cocktail.
· Breakside Brewery [Official site]
· All Previous Chef in the Kitchen Coverage [Eater PDX]