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Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Company

Created by brewers Van Havig and Ben Love, Gigantic Brewing Company opened their doors in 2012 near Reed College in Southeast Portland, Oregon. They’ve aimed to stay small while carrying a gigantic presence. It’s obvious their focus is on being creative, whether it be with their […]

Breakside Brewery – NW Slabtown

Breakside Brewery – NW Slabtown

Breakside joined the Portland craft beer scene in 2010 when it opened it’s first location off Dekum in NE Portland. They proved themselves quickly, earning medals at the Great American Beer Awards in 2011 and 2014 (for their IPA). A second brewing location was opened […]

Zwickelmania 2017

Zwickelmania 2017

Zwickelmania is a single day, open house event for Oregon Breweries. This year, the event was split into two weekends (perhaps for people to explore more of the state). The Portland Metro Area portion took place on February 17th, 2017 from 11:00AM-4:00PM. All other areas […]

Beer Weekend in Seattle

Beer Weekend in Seattle

Seattle and Portland culture seem to be perpetually at odds, yet have striking similarities. As a resident of Portland, and an avid Timbers fan, I can’t say outright that I love Seattle. But when I went there for a weekend visit, I gained more respect […]

Collabofest 2017

Collabofest 2017

Base Camp’s 3rd annual Collabofest took place at Base Camp Brewing’s location in SE Portland, Oregon on Saturday, January 28th. With 16 local participants, the festival celebrates the collaborative attitude of the Portland brewing community. Each year, breweries pair together to brew something unique and/or complimentary to […]

Wayfinder Beer

Wayfinder Beer

The brain child of three Portland area food gurus (the men behind Double Mountain, Sizzle Pie, & Podnah’s Pit BBQ, respectively), you’ll find Wayfinder Beer centrally located in inner Southeast Portland’s industrial area. They opened in late 2016, without brewing equipment even installed. Instead, they […]

Holiday Ale Festival 2016

Holiday Ale Festival 2016

The 21st Annual Holiday Ale Festival took place once again at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Enclosed in tents and equipped with heaters, there’s no excuse for missing out on what’s become my favorite brewfest of the year. A large portion of the beer […]

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Based out of Petaluma, California, Lagunitas Brewing Company came to life in 1993. They’ve since expanded to three locations in various states, with two more on the way. In 2015, Heineken purchased a 50% stake in the company, creating opportunity for more expansion. With more personality in their […]

Port O’Pints Brewing Co

Port O’Pints Brewing Co

Based in the coastal city of Crescent City, California, Port O’Pints Brewing Co opened in early 2016. The small brewery may not look like much from the outside, but it houses a powerful brewing team, along with plenty of jovial customers in the taproom.   Quick Review Location: A […]

Caldera Brewing Company

Caldera Brewing Company

Based out of Ashland, Oregon, Caldera Brewing Company was started in 1997 by Jim Mills. The first West Coast brewery to brew and can their own beer, they opened a large facility in 2010 that houses large and small scale brewing equipment, can and bottle production lines, […]