10 Of The Best Craft Breweries In Oregon, USA

Marcelina Morfin

The second largest producer of hops in the USA, Oregon has a thriving craft brewery scene, with approximately 185 companies located throughout the state. From traditional brewing methods to experimental brewing, here’s a look at some of the craft brewery highlights found throughout Oregon.

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Barley Brown's Beer

Pub, American

BBCs Hop-Head Imperial IPA
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Barley Brown’s Beer is a family owned brewery serving a range of award-winning craft brews. Beer lovers can visit the adults-only tap house where 22 of the brewery’s signature brews are on tap every day. You’ll find everything from mild to flavors to bold brews. If you’re looking for something to eat, cross the street to the family friendly brewpub, which also features a smaller selection of brews.

Bend Brewing Co.

Bend Brewing Co.

Bend Brewing Co. – or BBC as it is known among locals – is a beloved, locally owned brewery. Crafting a variety of award-winning brews, try signature ales such as the High Desert Hefeweizen as well as seasonal selections including the popular Hop-Head Imperial India Pale Ale. Overlooking the Deschutes River at Mirror Pond, lunch and dinner menus are also available, with highlights including fish and chips fried in Metolius Golden Ale batter served with fries and slaw.

Bend Brewing Co., 1019 NW Brooks St., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 383 1599

Taps at Cascade Brewing Barrel House | Courtesy of Cascade Brewing Barrel HouseTaps at Cascade Brewing Barrel House | Courtesy of Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Cascade Brewing Barrel House is at the forefront of the sour beer movement in the Northwest. Its known for its selection of tart brews, all of which are aged in French oak, Kentucky bourbon, and Northwest wine barrels. There are more than 18 rotating taps, which may include NW-style sour ales such as elderberry and blackcap raspberry. There’s also a food menu with various dishes from sharable plates to soups, salads and sandwiches.

Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 939 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 265 8603

Photo by Tyler Rowe © Crux Fermentation ProjectPhoto by Tyler Rowe © Crux Fermentation Project

Crux Fermentation Project

Crux Fermentation Project

Crux Fermentation Project, located in a converted transmission shop, focusing on ‘non-traditional’ methods of brewing. Experimenting with open fermentation, oak barrel aging and wild yeast strains, the brewery’s team prides themselves on doing things their own way. There’s also a food menu available including dishes like chicken bacon sandwich with pale ale Caesar dressing. When weather permits, guests can sit outside and enjoy beautiful sunsets.

Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 385 3333

Exterior of Deschutes Brewery & Public House | Courtesy of Deschutes BreweryExterior of Deschutes Brewery & Public House | Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery’s features 19 taps. It also offers a ‘beer-centric’ menu showcasing local ingredients, with one highlight being the boar meatloaf on toasted potato bread served with garlic-mashed potatoes. The brewery is in a larger, separate location where you can take a free guided tour (reservations encouraged), which includes four complimentary beer samples for adults over 21.

Deschutes Brew Pub, 1044 NW Bond St., Bend, OR, USA, +1 541 382 9242/Deschutes Brew Pub, 210 NW 11th Ave., Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 296 4906

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co. is an employee-owned and operated brewery that features award-winning beers alongside a tasty menu. Located inside a converted fruit cannery, this brewery keeps the environment firmly in mind by procuring its non-GMO hops and barley from local farms, using all-natural ingredients, and installing a sustainable filtration system. Visitors may sit inside or outside where they will find amazing views of the river and volcanic peaks. The brewery also offers free tours.

Full Sail Brewing Co., 506 Columbia St., Hood River, OR, USA, +1 541 386 2247

Barrel aged beer by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company | © Rfkphoto/WikiCommonsBarrel aged beer by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company | © Rfkphoto/WikiCommons

Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company

Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is a Portland brewery specializing in unique beer – bottle-conditioned and barrel-aged. A family run venue, the brewery crafts its beer and cuisine from ingredients found within a 350-mile radius. Beer is produced in small batches with highlights including the ‘Cherry Adam from the Wood’, a beer aged with local black cherries in Bourbon and Sherry casks. To complement the beer, there’s a food menu with tasty choices such as beef short ribs braised in beer, served with potato salad and whole grain mustard.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, 61 SE Yamhill St., Portland, OR, USA, +1 503 232 6585

Signature beer by Hopworks Urban Brewery | © Sho Ito/FlickrSignature beer by Hopworks Urban Brewery | © Sho Ito/Flickr

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Pub, American

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Located in Portland, Hopworks Urban Brewery prides itself on being the first eco brewpub in the city. Focusing on organic brews handcrafted with local ingredients, the brewery is a sustainable venue. There are 15 different taps from year-round to seasonal to imperial to Belgian varieties on any given day. There’s also a food menu, including a children’s menu, which uses organic, local, sustainable and natural ingredients. Try dishes such as the house-made meatballer sandwich, with meatballs, marinara and provolone on a beer baguetteho. Brewery tours are also available.

Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery

Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery

Located in Hood River, Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery is set within a picturesque, pastoral location: founder Dave Logsdon’s 10-acre estate. Nestled inside a big red barn, this Belgian-style brewery creates flavorful, award-winning organic beers, including Peche ‘n Brett, a seasonal oak-aged peach beer made with Oregon fruit. They currently craft 10 beers, which can be tasted on-site. The property also boasts Grafted Schaarbeekse – sour cherry trees – plus several friendly animals.

Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery, 4785 Booth Hill Rd., Hood River, OR, USA, +1 541 490 9161/Logsdon’s Barrel House and Tap Room, 505 Cascade Ave., Hood River, OR, +1 503 720 0689

Ninkasi Brewing Company


Barman pulling a pint at Ninkasi Brewery
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Ninkasi Brewing Company is a popular community-driven brewery found in Eugene. Named after the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, the brewery sources top-quality ingredients from local purveyors for its beer, which includes popular choices such as the IPA Total Domination and Oatis (oatmeal stout). Guests can visit the art-adorned tasting room for hand-crafted brews and light snacks or step outside on the patio where the brewery hosts a different food truck each day. There are daily, free tours of the brewery.
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