Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover's Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Lisa M. Morrison
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In the 1970s a handful of brewers in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were tired of the traditional light and flavorless American beers and began exploring ways to make better beer brewed from local ingredients. The “microbrews” (as they were originally called) caught on, and the Northwest quickly became the center of the craft beer movement that is now flourishing and spreading across the United States, Canada, and the world.
Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest is a suds-soaked adventure through the 115 key breweries and brew pubs in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Lisa Morrison, aka The Beer Goddess, has included every brewery worth visiting, from pioneers like McMenamins, whose Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in southwest Portland was the first brewpub in Oregon, to a new generation of start ups like Upright Brewing, a production brewery that is creating French-Belgian inspired, open-fermented beers.
With 18 walkable pub-crawls, a beer primer and glossary, a list of the best bottle shops, Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest has everything a beer lover needs to navigate the best of what the region has to offer.
plug near Mount Ashland, both of which landmarks serve not only as a backdrop to the city but also as outdoor recreational playgrounds for its lucky citizens. The native Takelma Indians called Pilot Rock tsin tsat tsaniptha, which means “stone stands up.” The brewpub is housed in the Whittle Garage Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; for most of its life, the space was used for automobile-related businesses, until the three Amarotico brothers transformed it into
Sean Hoyne, who was brought into the project to build the brewery, stuck the serving tanks on a loft above the pub, a constant visual reminder that the beer is as local as it gets. Canoe customers drink in the view and the wide range of beers, from smooth Red Canoe Lager to rich Habit espresso stout. A statue of Swans founder Michael Williams sits and watches over his creation. SWANS BUCKERFIELD BREWERY 506 Pandora Ave. Victoria, 250-361-3310 swanshotel.com/pub.php As you stroll
2307 24th Ave. E. 206-726-5968 www.montlakealehouse.net Northlake Tavern and Pizza House 660 NE Northlake Way 206-633-5317 www.northlaketavern.com Shultzy’s Sausage 4114 University Way NE 206-548-9461 www.shultzys.com SEATTLE (WEST) Beveridge Place Pub 6413 California Ave. SW 206-932-9906 www.beveridgeplacepub.com Porterhouse 2329 California Ave. SW 206-932-2575 www.westcoastales.com/ph.seattle Prost! West Seattle 3047 California Ave. SW 206-420-7174 www.prosttavern.net
oregonbeer.org Holiday Ale Festival Portland, holidayale.com North American Organic Brewers Festival Portland, naobf.org Oregon Brewers Festival Portland, oregonbrewfest.com Portland International Beer Festival Portland, seattlebeerfest.com Sasquatch Brew Fest Eugene, northwestlegendsfoundation.org Spring Beer & Wine Fest Portland, springbeerfest.com As impressive as all that is, it’s not the big events that shape Portland’s beer culture; it’s the small, day-to-day stuff. Walk in
Crew homebrew club, in which winners of an annual club-only competition get to brew their recipe on Widmer’s small pilot system. The beers are on tap at the Gasthaus and distributed at other beer bars in the area, with proceeds from sales earmarked for a scholarship in fermentation sciences at Oregon State University. The project, among the first of its kind in the country, is a way for the Widmers to give back to the homebrewing community. WIDMER GASTHAUS PUB 955 N. Russell St. Portland,