Bier Stube and Other Mysteries

Just watching my beloved Blazers get smacked around be the Hornets, and I come away with these questions:

1. Has the Laurelwood's Piston Pale gotten noticeably less hoppy? If yes, why?

2. On the way home, we noticed Gustav's Bier Stube, which I always referred to (amusingly) as the bier "schtube." But I actually thought this was how it's pronounced. Sally declared that it was "just totally one of the things you and your drunken friends made up in college." Can this be true?

(This is one of those posts that ignores the fact that some readers may not live in Portland. Sorry.)

3. What's a stube?