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This story begins as many brewery stories start, with a friendship and a passion for home brewing. Austin Street Brewery, co-owned by friends Jake Austin and Will Fisher, opened in 2014 on Industrial Way in outer Portland, Maine. Together they spent years on Austin Street in Westbrook, Maine, creating beers on their homebrew system that they wanted to drink. In 2013, as the craft beer boom commenced, they took a chance and opened their brewery with a one-barrel system. When speaking with Jake Austin, he made it clear that their focus is to create “highly drinkable beer, not to chase trends.” It would seem that mission is working well for them as they recently opened a second, larger location in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood.
Summa, summa, summa time!
Portland, Oregon, is known for its beautiful summers: warm temperate climate, no real bugs or humidity, lush green landscapes, and the mountains, rivers, oceans and valleys all within a short drive of city life. …
Baerlic Brewing Company has swiftly and effortlessly made a name for themselves in Portland, Oregon’s stacked beer scene. Sitting in the heart of the beer hub within the city, Southeast Portland, Baerlic’s enthusiastic staff, delightful atmosphere and – of course – impressive beer line-up always makes for a lovely stop.
Photo Courtesy of Breakside Brewery
There are few things that I love more than a good bowl (or perhaps two) of Salt & Straw ice cream. Every time I’m anywhere in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon, where the chain is based, I immediately find myself in line waiting anxiously for a few scoops.
Photo Courtesy of Ecliptic Brewing
It’s hard to stand out – as a beer – in Portland, Oregon. A pillar of the city’s culture is its beer. You discover Portland by sipping your way through – your taste buds tickled by the variety, consistency, creativity, found within the city borders. Bets are that anything you have is going to be good.
Dogfish Head makes the hoppiest beer of all time, Breakside Brewery is opening a new location, and Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project is coming to an end. On top of that, I’ve got a list of winter beer releases so you can warm up appropriately in the upcoming weeks. Read on to get the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Image courtesy of Fremont Brewing
Oregon, get ready to stock up your fridges, fill up your pints, and clink your glasses.
Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington, in partnership with Columbia Distributing, will begin arriving in Oregon this month. The expansion will kick-off with a celebratory event at APEX in Portland today, featuring ten Fremont brews, from 4 – 8:00 pm.
This week we are serving up not one, but two stories about New Belgium Brewing. We are also preparing you for the Craft Brewers Conference, helping you figure out the best IPAs in the US, and doing a little feature on Coachella. Yes, Coachella. Who knew they had a Craft Beer Barn? Now you do! Read on to get the details of these stories in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
My boyfriend returned from a weekend in Portland slightly scruffier than when he left and toting a large pink bottle of voodoo. Two of Portland’s most beloved brands, Voodoo Doughnut and Rogue Ales, had teamed up to create a curious concoction, …
November is the perfect time to start thinking about fun and festive holiday cocktails. Today I am sharing a seasonal inspired recipe that uses fresh pears and a pear beer. This beer cocktail represents fall and winter flavors including pears, cloves and vanilla. I used spiced rum to spice it up a little more but it does not overpower the delicate pear flavor.
The two words ‘Oregon beer’ have been buzzing around Denver for months, “Where can you get beers from Oregon?” “I’ve heard Portland has great beers”. Besides Deschutes Brewery, distribution has held us back. Looking from the outside like tourist, …
As extreme beer enthusiasts, our PorchDrinking team knows their beer and they also know where to find it and be completely content for the rest of their lives. In this week’s Roundtable Discussion, I asked the team where they would relocate if their only criteria was excellent beer. Many are already living in their beer heaven. Others knew exactly where they’d rather be if beer’s the sole decider.
If you find yourself getting the itch to try on a new hometown, you may want to take note of their answers.
A few months ago, North Portland rejoiced as Ecliptic Brewing opened its doors and its taps. Adjacent to the ultra-hip and well-travelled Mississippi neighborhood in an remodeled old warehouse that used to host raves as late as the mid 2000s, …
Few things get me more excited than fresh hop season in Oregon. When I moved to Portland in 2010, I went to many of the medium to large-size summer beer festivals (Oregon Brewer’s Fest, North American Organic Brewers Festival, …
Ninety-seven miles Northwest of Portland, where the Columbia river meets the Pacific Ocean, is the gritty fishing town of Astoria, Oregon. This former center of thriving fishing and canning industries is a recognizable locale to anyone who has seen The Goonies (1985), Short Circuit (1986) or Kindergarten Cop (1990), all of which were filmed in this hilly, oceanside town. Coastal tourists, Oregonians and Washingtonians alike flock to Astoria for the charming downtown area, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Sunday market, playful harbor seals, Goonies house and, especially since 2007, the beer.
Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF from here on out): So let’s first go over some of the logistics of OBF. As I said in my previous post, there were about 80 or so breweries present, and it’s all outdoors. Unlike other beer fests, you also choose how much beer you get at each booth. Do you only want a sample? That’ll be one token. A full mug of beer? Four tokens. It’s really a beautiful system.
“I gave up clowning years ago.”
“Well in Portland, you don’t have to.”
Easy intro, I know. But here’s the thing—Portland is that hipster. This isn’t a knock against the city. I love Portland. Fantastic public transit, fantastic food, and the beer … my God, the beer. But yes, it’s a very hipster city. More so than Denver. More so than even Boulder. The house we rented on the east side of the city was actually called the “Urban Cabin.” Placard and everything.
Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale – Rogue Brewery, Portland, OR
*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such …
Barrel Aged Brrrbon 11’ – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR
As part of our late night porch drinking session, Chase and I decided to crack open a Barrel Aged Barrbon. Much like Kentucky Ale’s Bourbon Barrel, …