Open-ended Oregon recommendations - Nov 2020

Discussion in 'US - West' started by swid, Nov 10, 2020.

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  1. swid

    swid Jun 5, 2004 Missouri
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    I'm in the Albany/Corvallis area (visiting in-laws and working remote) through the week after Thanksgiving. I've been out here enough over the past several years to have both a reasonable handle on the beer scene and an awareness of the well-worn paths in my wanderings. In Portland, I go to Great Notion; on the coast, I go to de Garde; in Eugene or Bend, I go...places (I haven't been to either often enough to develop a pattern). I'll be out here long enough that I'll have the time to try new things - or get reacquainted with some old standbys that may have fallen off my radar.

    So...given all that, what places would be good to visit this month? Which breweries are killing it at the moment? Are there any upcoming releases I should be aware of?
     
  2. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon


    For just an insane taplist (especially dark beers), APEX in PDX has been loaded up for a while now.

    Recently had some BA stuff and some milkshake IPAs from Oakshire that i was really impressed with. I think Hellshire is coming out. Guessing both Eugene and PDX are stocked up

    Mother of All Storms from Pelican is being released Nov. 14-16 and would be a good reason to hit the coast
     
  3. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    In Portland, you should make every effort to add Breakside and Wayfinder to your path.

    It would also be a shame to spend much more time in Oregon without visiting Fort George up in Astoria.
     
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  4. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    There's an active "visiting Portland" thread in this forum you might want check out. That being said...

    If you have some time on your hands, then definitely make the trip out to Hood River to visit pFreim. For that matter, maybe even make the drive out to Baker City to visit Barley Brown. It's a drive to get out there, no doubt, but I'm not sure there are many places in Oregon making better beer.

    Closer to home (so to speak), if you're into cask beer, maybe drive over to Oakridge to check out Brewer's Union Local 180.

    Have fun.
     
  5. dphi

    dphi Apr 14, 2013 Oregon

    I assume you're aware of Block 15?
     
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  6. sharpski

    sharpski Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    #6 sharpski, Nov 12, 2020
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  7. swid

    swid Jun 5, 2004 Missouri
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    Thanks for all the suggestions thus far, - they're greatly appreciated. :slight_smile:

    The risk of being gently chided for starting a new thread seemed like a modestly better option than spamming several existing ones. :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  8. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    This is the first.
     
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  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    But, the reason we have several, is to not have one, big confusing one. Shrug. Enjoy your stay and Cheers!
     
  10. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Mar 12, 2013 California
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    If you want to make a trek down the coast I have a ton of love for Yachats brewing. Their best stuff is their wild and mixed ferm stuff so its probably not worth it unless that's your jam or you're passing through.

    Also, second the pFriem recommendation. Great.brewer
     
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  11. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Please don't pass on Upright. If you like saisons, they're the best brewery in the country.
     
  12. rrock44

    rrock44 Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Well, if you are in this area, there of course is Rogue, but I would say give Newport Brewing Company a shot. I was impressed this summer with the offerings (especially hazy crazy and rockfish)

    https://www.newportbrewingcompany.com/
     
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