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State by State Craft Beer Guide..Oregon
Lee Gilbert , Editor | Feb 3, 2015
Title: Editor
Topic category: Microbreweries
FROM:Beerin' It

Oregon is a state filled with lots to offer to any visitors. From their amazing summer and winter activities to the beautiful scenery, Oregon is a state filled with stuff to do, oh and there's Craft Beer...Lots of it!

Widmer Brothers Brewing: This Portland, Oregon Brewery has a lot to offer! Not only do they make some amazing beers, but they have an amazing kitchen staff in the pub that creates the perfect combination to go along with your beer. Offering tours every day of the week Widmer Brothers Brewing is a must, check out the brewery while in Portland.

Upheaval IPA: This is a great West Coast IPA. With the wonderful aroma of tangerine and other floral notes, Upheaval IPA is amazing before you even take a sip. With your first sip of this brew you will get a well balanced hoppy flavor filled with tangerine and other floral flavors followed by a crisp finish. This brew is well balanced and is perfect for your everyday IPA.

Ginger Barrel Aged Brrrbon: This limited release beer is amazing. The brewers at Widmer added some Ginger to a select few barrels of bourbon. This was an amazing idea and this beer is one of my favorite barrel aged beers I have ever had. Light fruits, vanilla, little cookie, hint of leather, smooth toffee will hit your mouth right away with this brew. The flavors are extremely well balanced and it is smooth with each sip you take.

Drop Top Amber Ale: With its beautiful color and amazing aroma, The drop top amber ale is a wonderful beer. Nice clean taste a bit fruity on first taste, has a bit of a hoppy slightly bitter aftertaste but very drinkable. This is a smooth brew that can be enjoyed on any occasion.

Full Sail Brewing: Located in Hood River Oregon, Full Sail Brewing offers a lot to the beer lover. With amazing tours as well as a pub the brewery has it all and you should check it out if you are in the area.

Full Sail IPA: This is a great everyday IPA that you can enjoy no matter what time of year it is. Balanced perfectly, this brew is an IPA that will leave you wanting more of it. So just order another one! it's just right if you're in the mood for a good IPA without getting too crazy.

Full Sail Wassail: Using caramel malts and dark chocolate malts gives the Wassail a deep mahogany color and a full malt body. This is one of my favorite winter beers out there and it is absolutely the perfect beer to enjoy while sitting by the fire on a cold winters night. With the perfect balance of Pacific Northwest Hops, this brew is a great one and if you can find it please try it!

Rogue Ales and Spirits: With locations scattered throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest Rogue offers many pub experiences to its fans. Find a location and get to it to try some of Rogues best brews!

Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA: Rogue is one of my favorite breweries in the country. With a strong love for the “craft” Rogue creates masterpieces with each brew they make. Fruity and tropical notes hit you with a solid bitter side as well. Perfectly balanced with malts this brew has a great finishing flavor and overall is a great IPA.

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale: This mite be the most unique one out of all of them but it is great! The pour is a very dark brown with a thick head. Powerful aroma’s of bacon and maple start right after opening your bottle. Tastes of smoky bacon and hints of maple create the perfect balance to a wonderful beer.

Bridgeport Brewing Portland Oregon: Another amazing Brewery located in the state of Oregon. Check out the pub for amazing food and beer!

Hop Czar Imperial India Pale Ale: This is one of my favorite beers out there. I am a huge fan of the hoppy beer and this covers that category. With its amazing hoppy flavor and perfect balance with malts in the background, this beer is truly amazing and is one of my favorite IPA's out there. If you can find it buy it!

Kingpin Double Red Ale: This brew has local written all over it. With Bridgeports use of rarely-grown Liberty Hops Kingpin has a special flavor and special feel to it. This is another great brew so give it a try!

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