For the latest issue of MIX, the food and drink magazine of the Oregonian, the editors asked me turn my jaundiced liver to the best canned beers available in the Pacific Northwest. In the course of my, err, research (heavens, I never tire of that joke) I found numerous worthy beers, and many standouts. Seriously, the Fort George Vortex IPA and 1811 Lager are two of my favorite beer find of 2011 so far. To read about them, as well as the New Belgium Ranger IPA and Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema, check out my article over at MIX. Drink it up!