Brewing in Oregon

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Weinhard's Brewery, Portland, 1890

The U.S. state of Oregon is home to more than 200 breweries and brew pubs that produce a large variety of beer.

History[edit]

  • 1852 - Henry Saxer established the Liberty Brewery in Portland.[1]
  • 1862 - After working at and later owning several smaller breweries, Henry Weinhard purchased and expanded Liberty Brewery which was later renamed City Brewery.[2]
  • 1914 - Five years before national prohibition was established, the voters of Oregon approved a statewide ban on the manufacture, sale or advertisement of intoxicating liquor.[3]
  • 1933 - Oregon and the nation ratified the 21st Amendment.[4]
  • 1985 - Oregon Legislature legalized brewpubs.[5]

According to a 2014 report by the Beer Institute, Oregon had 208 breweries, a number exceeded by only three states – California (with 509 breweries), Washington (251), and Colorado (217).[6] As of July 2015, Oregon was home to 234 brewing facilities operated by 194 brewing companies.[7] There are also many nanobreweries in Oregon. Many breweries have won nationwide and international acclaim.

Breweries[edit]

The following are some Oregon-based breweries. The list includes some large brewing companies that have regional or national distribution. Oregon also has many mid-size and small breweries. Most of them produce kegs of beer to be served on draft at taverns and restaurants. Many of them also package their beer in bottles or cans. Some production breweries have taprooms where patrons can drink the beer that is produced onsite. And some breweries are brewpubs – full-service restaurants that brew their own beer.

Closed breweries[edit]

Festivals[edit]

The Oregon Brewers Festival the largest gathering of independent craft brewers in the United States.[34]

The Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival is always held the Saturday after Labor Day. It is the oldest brew festival in southern Oregon and on the Oregon Coast.[35]

Oregon is host to several other beer oriented festivals throughout the year, each with their own unique focus and feel.

Awards[edit]

Caldera Brewing Company of Ashland, Oregon (3,300 barrels brewed in 2009), Barley Brown Brewery, Bend Brewing, Deschutes, Full Sail and Widmer Brothers won gold in 2010 at the World Beer Cup. In the same competition, Upright Brewing and Hop Valley Brewing won Bronze; while Pelican Pub & Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, and Rogue Ales won Silver.[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodward, Bob; Bennett, Laurel (January 1, 2010). "The History of Oregon Beer". 1859 Magazine. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Oregon Historical Society (2002). "Henry Weinhard (1830-1904)" The Oregon History Project.
  3. ^ Oregon State Archives
  4. ^ "This Day in History: Prohibition Ends – Dec 5, 1933". History. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ Holmstrom, Peter (March 8, 2016). "The Law that Changed Oregon's Beer Culture Forever". Portland Monthly. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ "One Third of America's Breweries are in Four States. And This Is One of Them". Seattle Post–Intelligencer. February 16, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Facts". Oregon Craft Beer. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ Jepsen, Sue (March 23, 2016). "10 Barrel Brewing Opens Rooftop Bar in Portland". Oregon Live. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ Ditzler, Joseph (January 24, 2015). "10 Barrel Partners: No Apologies for Sale". The Bulletin. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ Johnson-Greenough, Ezra (February 13, 2015). "Alameda Brewing Launches Beer in Cans, Canned Beer Fest in March". New School Beer. Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  11. ^ Scheidt, Don (May 16, 2016). "Ancestry Brewing Opens Tualatin Tasting Room". New School Beer. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ Cizmar, Martin (March 2, 2017). "Barley Brown's Is Baker City's Biggest Tourism Draw For a Reason". Willamette Week. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ D.J. (July 24, 2015). "Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room to Open on Tuesday". Brewpublic. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ Perez, Carlos (January 4, 2014). "Boneyard Sets Up New Brewery". Oregon Beer Growler. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  15. ^ Bamman, Mattie John (March 6, 2017). "Breakside Brewery's Hop Lab Opens March 7 in Slabtown, Menu Revealed". Eater Portland. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  16. ^ Bass, Brooke (September 2, 2014). "Inside Astoria's New Riverfront Brewpub Buoy Beer". Portland Monthly. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ Averill, Graham (June 10, 2016). "Top 5 Beers from Cascade Brewing". Paste Magazine. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  18. ^ Walsh, Chad (March 27, 2015). "Now Open: The Commons Brewery on SE Belmont". Eater Portland. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  19. ^ Russell, Michael (January 6, 2016). "Long-Awaited Great Notion Brewing Is Pouring Beers on NE Alberta". Oregon Live. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  20. ^ "MillerCoors Announces Another Craft Beer Deal". Chicago Tribune. July 29, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  21. ^ Johnson-Greenough, Ezra (July 31, 2015). "Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Is Being Sold to New Uptown Market LLC". New School Beer. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  22. ^ Plaven, George (March 30, 2017). "Ordnance Brewing Begins Canning Beer in Boardman". East Oregonian. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  23. ^ Carlson, Hannah (January 25, 2016). "Inside the Tank: Pelican Pub & Brewery's Darron Welch". PorchDrinking.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  24. ^ Richard, Terry (December 29, 2013). "Pfriem Family Brewers Strikes Chord with Before/After Anything Crowd in Hood River". OregonLive. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 
  25. ^ Yaeger, Brian (September 23, 2015). "Pyramid and Portland Brewing's New Start". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  26. ^ Margaret (July 25, 2010). "Pendleton's Prodigal Son". Brewpublic. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  27. ^ Williams, Don (March 8, 2013). "Say "Tug Boat (Brewery)" Ten Times Really Fast..." The Beer Chaser. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  28. ^ Newberry, Kerry (April 2011). "Upright Brewing in Portland, OR: Playful, Provocative, Farmhouse Inspired Beers". Serious Eats. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  29. ^ Artist, Samurai (March 31, 2017). "Alex Ganum Reflects on 8 Years of Upright Brewing". New School Beer. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  30. ^ Furnari, Chris (August 9, 2016). "CBA Opens New Widmer Brothers Innovation Brewery in Portland". Brewbound. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  31. ^ Harbarger, Molly (July 20, 2016). "Wolves & People Cultivates Wild Yeast, Experimental Beers at Newberg Farm". Oregon Live. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  32. ^ Ditzler, Joseph (April 14, 2015). "Brewmaster Leaving Worthy Brewing". The Bulletin. Bend. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  33. ^ Salvia, Vanessa (August 24, 2016). "Yachats Brewing and Farmstore Puts a Sharp Focus on Fermentation". The Register-Guard. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  34. ^ "Hip Hops in Oregon", VIA Magazine, July 2002
  35. ^ "Gold Beach Brewfest", 'Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival, May 2013
  36. ^ "Winners 2012". World Beer Cup. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 

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