Top 5 Oregon Breweries

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  1. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,834) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    OK thought i would follow the WA folks and do the same for Gods Country.
    Here is mine its pretty personal as i really don't follow trends and prefer more "traditional" styles.
    1. Block 15
    2. Gigantic
    3.Ft. George
    4. Boneyard
    5.pFriem

    honorable mention to Santiam in Salem who brew wonderful cask ales..which i love.
     
  2. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (275) Oct 15, 2008 Oregon
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    1. Wayfinder
    2. Alesong
    3. Sunriver
    4. de Garde
    5. pFriem

    Hard to not have Ruse, Barley Browns, and Heater Allen in there, among others, but there's a lot of breweries making high quality beers.
     
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  3. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,834) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    i should have made it Top 10
     
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  4. rrock44

    rrock44 Devotee (471) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    In alphabetical order

    Block15
    Boneyard
    Breakside
    Crux
    Sun River
     
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  5. jason_nwx

    jason_nwx Meyvn (1,224) Sep 12, 2012 Oregon
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    Fort George
    Deschutes
    De Garde
    Heater Allen
    pFriem

    It hurts to leave off HOTD, Upright, Pelican, Breakside, Ex Novo and Gigantic, all of whom I enjoy often.
     
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  6. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (167) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Wayfinder
    Pfriem
    Block15
    Heater
    Upright
     
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  7. 66jzmstr

    66jzmstr Aspirant (242) Jul 17, 2005 Washington

    Block 15
    Pfriem
    Upright
    Heater Allen
    Fort George

    A caveat: There are many others from whom I've had so little that it was hard to consider them, as good as they may be: Ex Novo, Sun River, Boneyard (I've only had their hoppy offerings), Ruse, etc.
     
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  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Is this the nomination thread, or the final thread?
    If nomination:

    Deschutes
    HotD
    Bend Brewing
    Cascade
    Boneyard

    Barley Browns woulda made, but for lack of availability. At least I can find RPM on tap around town.

    Plus, I didn't vote for Pfriem cuz, well, much like Fremont, gonna be stunned if they don't win.
     
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  9. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,866) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    pFriem
    Block 15
    Barley Brown's
    Boneyard
    Breakside
     
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  10. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Poo-Bah (8,839) Feb 20, 2009 Washington
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    This is even tougher than the WA one for us north of the border. Lots of excellent breweries, but some, like Barley Brown and Boneyard I just don't see much variety from. Everything I've had from both are great, but I've only had a few IPAs.
    Of what I've had a good selection of:
    Pfriem
    Fort George
    Deschutes
    Gigantic
    Block 15

    From the few Wayfinder beers that made it up here, they should be on here too, as well as the two mentioned above. And Alesong and HotD.
    How about top 10?
     
  11. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,834) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    BB is usually fairly available at least here in Salem.
     
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  12. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    pFriem
    Sunriver
    Breakside
    Crux
    Fort George

    All of those are likely to make the cut without my nominations, though. If I sacrificed some nominations in the name of fanboyism, I'd put Spider City, Porter, and Alesong on the list.
     
  13. Reidrover

    Reidrover Poo-Bah (4,834) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon
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    Spider City and Porter..worth a visit in summer when i venture over the pass?
    And are they better than the other lesser Bend breweries like Oblivion?
     
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  14. sharpski

    sharpski Meyvn (1,277) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I endorse visits to both. Porter announced plans for a Bend tasting room shortly before the shutdown, otherwise they're in the hinterlands of Redmond.
     
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  15. Robomunky

    Robomunky Aspirant (200) May 14, 2015 Washington
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    My five:

    Block 15
    Fort George
    Great Notion
    Hair of the Dog
    Cascade

    Had to get Cascade into that fifth spot because on a cold Portland night after drinking all day, a hot Glueh Kriek is one of my favorite things.


    The missus says:

    Fort George
    Great Notion
    Block 15
    Hair of the Dog
    Boneyard
     
  16. NWer

    NWer Champion (801) Mar 10, 2009 Washington

    Block 15
    Upright
    HotD
    Deschutes
    Boneyard
     
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  17. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,356) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Barley Brown
    Pfreim
    Wayfinder
    HOTD
    Deschutes
     
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  18. vurt

    vurt Poo-Bah (1,749) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    Off the top of my head, in no particular order:
    • Upright
    • pFriem
    • Block 15
    • Fort George
    • Ex Novo
    There's about a 12-way tie for 6th place.

    Bonus: My Top 5 Portland list:
    • Upright
    • Ex Novo
    • Breakside
    • Wayfinder
    • Occidental
     
  19. drone

    drone Disciple (388) Jun 17, 2013 Oregon
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    Boneyard
    Block 15
    Ft George
    Hair of the Dog
    Ale Apothecary

    Kind of broke my WA rule here about brewing diversity, but I just can't leave AA off my list.
     
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  20. shelby415

    shelby415 Meyvn (1,157) Oct 10, 2011 Oregon
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    Block 15
    Pfriem
    Boneyard
    Ft George
    De Garde

    Runners up: Upright, Great Notion, Breakside, Ex Novo
     
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  21. PNW

    PNW Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2019 Washington

    Pfriem
    Little Beast
    Breakside
    Baerlic
    Wayfinder
     
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  22. itracy63

    itracy63 Disciple (375) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    Pfriem
    Gigantic
    Fort George
    Sunriver
    Breakside
     
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  23. derftron

    derftron Devotee (451) Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    this is impossible. Barley Browns and Hair of the Dog are making entirely different products that have as much in common as red wine and Gin.

    that said, ill roll with.....

    pFriem
    Wayfinder
    Upright
    Ft George
    Block 15

    HotD, Gigantic, Ale Apoth are right there. Deschutes and Breakside after that

    Cascade,DeGarde win the sour category, but im not a huge fan of that style anymore
     
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  24. WA_Brian

    WA_Brian Initiate (191) Nov 17, 2015 Washington

    They made a lager once with Good Life :slight_smile:
     
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  25. SeaAle

    SeaAle Disciple (334) Jun 24, 2012 Oregon

    Great Notion
    Hair of the Dog
    Boneyard
    Block 15
    Fort George
     
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  26. VashonGuy

    VashonGuy Meyvn (1,309) Mar 7, 2013 Washington
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    Deschutes
    Boneyard
    Cascade
    Alesong
    Pfriem
     
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  27. dphi

    dphi Initiate (110) Apr 14, 2013 Oregon

    Breakside
    Block 15
    Ft. George
    pFriem
    Upright
     
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  28. chinochino

    chinochino Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2013 Washington

    pFriem
    Block 15
    Ft. George
    Boneyard
    De Garde
     
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  29. DefenCorps

    DefenCorps Poo-Bah (6,366) Jan 18, 2007 Oregon
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    Upright
    pFriem
    Heater Allen
    Hair of the Dog

    Honorable mentions:
    Barley Browns/de Garde/ Deschutes.
     
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  30. TaborTime

    TaborTime Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 Oregon

    pFriem
    Breakside
    Wayfinder
    Sunriver
    Ruse
     
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  31. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Ok, we'll this one a go:

    pFriem -best beer
    Buoy - best view
    Ecliptic
    Block 15
    Sun River
     
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  32. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (184) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Ale Apothecary
    pFriem
    Alesong
    Deschutes
    De Garde
     
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  33. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Never seen the view from Solara then?
     
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  34. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    When the actual voting round comes around, I is gonna haz so many deciding issues.....
     
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  35. Jinxed

    Jinxed Initiate (122) Mar 6, 2007 Washington

    Fort George
    De Garde
    Upright
    Deschutes
    Hair of the Dog
     
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  36. MaximumYuks

    MaximumYuks Devotee (468) Nov 30, 2013 Oregon

    This is much harder than WA for me, being familiar with so many more breweries. Off the top of my head, though, and in no particular order:

    Fort George
    Pfriem
    Wayfinder
    DeGarde
    Block 15
     
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  37. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    You’re talking to a guy who grew up in Kansas City.

    The view from Buoy of the Columbia River’s confluence with the Pacific Ocean is pretty damn impressive if you ask me.
     
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  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    https://images.app.goo.gl/4trGZP8yZ8fiNJZaA
     
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  39. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Poo-Bah (1,845) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    #39 NickSMpls, Apr 8, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
  40. honkduh

    honkduh Aspirant (233) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon

    I've seen both and I might have to agree on Buoy having the better view :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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