Oregon’s Breweries

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Yes, we’re winecountry.com but that doesn’t mean we’re all wine all the time. We’re in the business of providing our visitors with incredible vacation ideas. If you’re going to Oregon wine country you’ll be promised incredible Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and more. But you’ll be missing out if you skip over a brewery tour or two. Oregon’s craft beer scene is exploding and we’ve found some of the must stops when you’re in the beautiful part of the PNW.

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery Deschutes Brewery Tours & Tasting Room
901 SW Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 385-8606

Deschutes Bend Pub
1044 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97703
(541) 382-9242

Deschutes Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 296-4906

Founded in 1988 in Bend, OR as a brew pub, Deschutes is one of the largest craft breweries in the country. The original location remains fixture in downtown Bend and the business has expanded with a brew pub in Portland and a tasting room at the Bend brewing facility. Demand has grown nationwide for its brews like the Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale and plans are in the works for an East Coast brewery in Roanoke, Va. The Bend production facility offers free guided tours and sells souvenirs and growlers of beer.

Insider tip: Both restaurants are known for their great food featuring fresh, local ingredients. There are several menu items at the Bend pub featuring spent grain from the brewing process.

Rogue Ales Brewery

Rogue Ales Brewer’s on the Bay
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 867-3664

Rogue Ales Public House
748 SW Bay Blvd.
Newport, OR 97365
(541) 265-3188

Founded by three Nike executives, Rogue started brewing in the basement of its 60-seat Ashland, OR brew pub in 1988. Rogue is known for its wide variety of beers including its great IPAs and famous Dead Guy Ale all in distinctive and eye-catching bottles. The brewery operates “meeting houses” in Newport, Astoria, Tygh Valley, Independence and Portland, OR plus locations in San Francisco and Issaquah, WA. Rogue Farms locations offer fans the opportunity to see first-hand where the dream rye and malting barley is grown. There’s a two-story brew pub in Newport brewing facility with beautiful views of the local marina. Tours are offered daily.

Insider tip: All Rogue meeting house locations are open 365 days a year and are family and dog friendly.

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Full Sail Brewing Co.
506 Columbia St.
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-2247

Full Sail Brewing Co. was one of the first microbreweries in Oregon and has grown to be one of the nation’s biggest craft breweries. Founded and headquartered in Hood River, Ore. since 1987, Full Sail offers four free guided tours of the brewery every day. A popular brew pub is also housed in the brewery facility. They have quite a line up of beers ranging from their core brews of amber ales, IPAs and pilsners to sessions and brewmaster reserves.

Insider tip: The brewery has incredible views of the Columbia River Gorge so make sure to grab a seat near the window for a beautiful view with your brew!

Barley Brown’s Beer and Brew Pub

Barley Browns Beer Barley Brown’s Beer Restaurant
2190 Main St.
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-4266

Barley Brown’s Taphouse
2200 Main St.
Baker City, OR 97814
(541) 523-beer

Barley Brown’s Beer is a hidden gem specializing in small-batch beers all handmade in the small city of Baker City, Ore. The family-owned business started in 1998 and its creative beers, like the Sled Wreck and the Shredder’s Wheat, have been winning awards ever since. It’s worth visiting Barley Brown’s highly-regarded restaurant, which is just across the street from the brewing facility, and tasting room.

Insider tip: Barley Brown’s Pallet Jack IPA took home the gold medal in the prestigious American-Style India Pale Ale category at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival, known as “the Oscars of beer.”

Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Cascade Brewing Cascade Brewing Barrel House
939 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 265-8603

Portland’s Cascade Brewing Barrel House is known for its sour, barrel-aged beers. The brewers take pride in thinking outside the box with their brews disregarding any style guidelines. Cascade earned a very rare 100 rating from Beer Advocate, which speaks to their high standard of quality. It’s worth a visit to the Barrel House to get a taste of the sour beer movement.

Insider tip: The brew pub has over 24 rotating taps of beer, mostly sour. There’s a beer pairing suggestion on the menu for nearly every item.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Hair of the Dog Brewery Hair of the Dog Brew Company/Brewery and Tasting Room
61 SE Yamhill Street
Portland OR 97214
503.232.6585

Started by brewer and chef Alan Sprints in 1993, Hair of the Dog Brewing Company has become a Portland favorite known for its unusual beers. The beers are bottle-conditioned in order to improve with age and have a high alcohol content. At the brewery and tasting room, the menu features lots of sandwiches and plenty of beer. Try the brewery’s first beer Adam, which is described as a hearty Old World ale based on a beer style from Germany.

Insider tip: Hair of the Dog beers can be stored at room temperature and will mature in the bottle for years so this would be a great beer to take home!

Ten Barrel

10 Barrel Brewing Ten Barrel Brewing Brew Pub
1135 NW Galveston Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 678-5228

Ten Barrel Brewing
1411 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-1700

Ten Barrel Brewing Co. was founded in 2006 by friends as Wildfire Brewing and operates breweries in Bend, Portland, Denver and Boise. Purchased by Anheuser-Busch in 2014, Ten Barrel has grown rapidly and become one of Oregon’s most popular beers in only 10 years. Its award-winning Apocalypse IPA, a Northwest-style India Pale Ale, and Cucumber Crush beers have become favorites.

Insider tip: The brewing process and ingredients haven’t changed since Anheuser-Busch bought Ten Barrel.

BridgePort Brewing Company

BridgePort Brewing Company BridgePort Brewing Company
318 NW Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-7179

Portland-based BridgePort Brewing Co. calls itself “Oregon’s Oldest Craft Brewery” and is known for its BridgePort IPA, Black Strap Stout and Blue Heron Pale Ale. Founded in 1984 by winemakers Richard and Nancy Ponzi, BridgePort also brews barleywine.

Insider tip: Try the citrus-inspired Stumptown CandyPeel IPA which is available year-round.

Alameda Brewing Co.

alameda brew house Alameda Brewhouse
4765 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97213
503-460-9025

Alameda is a Portland standby for great beer brewed at its 20-barrel brewery in Southeast Portland and its 5 barrel brewery inside its Northeast Portland Brewhouse. Its most famous beer is the Black Bear Stout XX which has “hints of chocolate and coffee.”

Insider tip: Around the holidays make sure you try out the seasonal Papa Noel’s Olde Ale.