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Oregon beers, not found in Washington?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Fish, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. Fish

    Fish Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Oregon

    If you lived in WA and wanted to grab a few beers that were not easy to find there while on a trip to OR, what would you grab?
  2. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    Russian River then some more Russian River.
  3. Fish

    Fish Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Oregon

    I should have seen that coming a mile away.

    What if you wanted IPA's?
  4. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (515) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    PtE and some more PtE. Just kidding.

    I can't imagine there are any Oregon IPAs that WA folks crave that can't be found here. There was a day when Oregon got AleSmith and Ballast Point and we didn't but those days are over.
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  5. Fish

    Fish Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Oregon

    Got it. I was trying to send a buddy of mine something that he can't just walk into a store and grab, and I'm having a harded time of it than I first thought.
  6. honkduh

    honkduh Aspirant (262) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
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    @laurelwood1: Megafauna IPA on sale now at our NE location! Only $7.50 a bottle. Get yours today!
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  7. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (296) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    Unless I'm mistaken, Crux and The Commons are both not distributed in Washington. Also, you could get growler fills for your buddy from smaller breweries like de garde.
  8. Fish

    Fish Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Oregon

    Shhhh. I was keeping the Crux for myself.
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  9. OctopusPrim

    OctopusPrim Initiate (167) May 12, 2013 Washington
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    Cant go wrong with RR, Crux or Commons! First things that come to mind are Jolly pumpkin, Heater Allen, Shelton Bros stuff
  10. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (997) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    No Crux in WA. But I can hook you up.

    And.... De Garde is here in the state. There's a keg of Desay in Seattle right now just waiting to be tapped.
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  11. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (296) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    Thanks, but luckily I get down to Portland enough, so getting Crux isn't difficult for me.

    Had no idea about De Garde tho. That's pretty cool.
  12. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Initiate (165) Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    For IPAs, I'd imagine that Block 15's Sticky Hands would be near the top of the list.
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  13. DimensionX

    DimensionX Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    You could get some growlers or half growlers filled at Tin Bucket


    They usually have a De Garde on tap along with some Block 15 and a few other things that aren't being bottled. I picked up a growler(swing top) of Sticky Hands and let it sit around for 2 weeks, it was incredible.

    They also have a nice bottle selection with good prices.
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  14. Mages64

    Mages64 Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    Drake's hoppy stuff:slight_smile:
  15. deGardebrewing

    deGardebrewing Initiate (68) May 3, 2013 Oregon
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    And.... De Garde is here in the state. There's a keg of Desay in Seattle right now just waiting to be tapped.[/quote]

    Wait... What?
    Where and how?
  16. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Washington

    Wait... What?
    Where and how?
  17. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Oregon breweries I seem to hear a lot about that I don't think are distributed in Washington:
    Ale Apothecary
    Bend Brewing
    Block 15

    Someone please corrrect me if I'm wrong about any of these. And tell me where I can find them.
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  18. boMD

    boMD Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2009 Oregon

  19. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,747) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I've heard so many good things about Barley Brown's that I'd like to try their brew. I've never seen Terminal Gravity in the Evergreen State either.
  20. mtbeer3649

    mtbeer3649 Aspirant (201) Feb 10, 2008 Washington

    commons is in wa, can find it in vancouver area,not sure how wide the distro is though.
  21. pjdipes

    pjdipes Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Washington

    Can bottles or growlers of any of these breweries be found on my down the Oregon Coast? (Astoria/Cannon Beach/Tillamook) I'm making my yearly family vacation in two weeks.
  22. jgrgas

    jgrgas Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2006 Oregon

    We're still self distributing in Oregon and Washington. We keep By the Bottle and the New Seasons in Vancouver stocked, but lack the resources to get more beer around the state. Occasionally some Seattle area folks are in Portland and bring back bottles. The Beer Junction is picking up a couple cases of Urban Farmhouse, Flemish Kiss and Madrone early next week and Brouwers should have bottles of Flemish Kiss still in stock.
    libbey and beefandbean22 like this.
  23. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,336) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    What's the story with the massive abundance of Commons beer in Vancouver (BC) - like every reputable bar and store? Just a 1-time thing or active distribution?
  24. jgrgas

    jgrgas Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2006 Oregon

    We have sent a few shipments up to BierThirst, our distributor up there. We hope to make a few shipments up there a year.
    Torontoblue and Lurkaholic like this.
  25. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Very happy to hear that. Thank you!
  26. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2009 Illinois

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