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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Oregon Breweries

The following companies produce distributed, bottled beer (many brewpubs sell growlers and 22-ounce bottles on-site). These breweries may also have an attached brewpub/restaurant; see Brewpubs section for information.


BridgePort Brewing Company
Founded: 1984
Ownership: Acquired by the Gambrinus Company in 1995
Brewer: Karl Ockert
Regular beers: IPA, Blue Heron (pale), ESB, Blackstrap Stout, Ropewalk (session), Ebenezer (winter warmer), Supris (Belgian golden), Old Knucklehead (barleywine)
Contact: 1313 N.W. Marshall, Portland, OR 97209. (503) 241-7179
Web: www.bridgeportbrew.com


Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
Founded: 1994
Brewer: Mark Henion
Regular beers: Rooster Tail Ale (golden), Monkey Face Porter, Angus MacDougals (amber), I.P.A., Pine Marten Pale Ale, 20" Brown, Blonde Bombshell.
Contact: 2141 SW First St., Redmond, OR 97756. 541.923.3110
Web: www.cascadelakes.com


Deschutes Brewery
Founded: 1988
Ownership: Founded and independently owned by Gary Fish.
Brewer: Larry Sidor
Regular beers: Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale, Obsidian Stout, Inversion IPA, Bachelor ESB, Cascade Ale, Buzzsaw Brown, Twilight Ale (session) and Jubelale (winter warmer)
Contact: 901 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702. (541) 385-8606 Tours: Saturdays noon to 4 pm.
Web: www.deschutesbrewery.com


Full Sail Brewing
Founded: 1987
Ownership: Became a worker-owned brewery in 1999.
Brewers: Jamie Emmerson, John Harris
Regular beers: Amber, Pale, IPA, Rip Curl (English pale), Session Lager, Wassail (winter warmer), Old Boardhead (barleywine)
Contact: 506 Columbia St., Hood River, OR 97031. (541) 386-2247. Tours: daily on the hour 1-4 pm.
Web: www.fullsailbrewing.com/


Golden Valley Brewery
Founded: 1993
Brewer: Mark Vickery
Regular beers: Red Thistle Ale, Geist Bock, Tannen Bomb
Contact: 980 NE 4th St., McMinnville, OR 97128. (503) 472-2739
Web: www.goldenvalleybrewery.com


Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Founded: 1993
Brewer: Alan Sprints
Regular beers: Adam, Rose, Fred, Ruth, Doggie Claws
Contact: 4509 SE 23rd, Portland, OR 97202. (503) 232-6585. Call for tour info.
Web: www.hairofthedog.com


MacTarnahan's (Portland Brewing Company/Pyramid)
Founded: 1986
Ownership: Acquired by Pyramid Brewing in January 2004
Brewer: Unknown (Lost in the corporate halls of Pyramid)
Regular beers: MacTarnahan's (amber), Oregon Honey Beer, Blackwatch Cream Porter
Contact: 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97210. (503) 226.7623
Web: www.macsbeer.com


Rogue Ales
Founded: 1988
Ownership: Independently founded and owned by Jack Joyce, Rob Strasser, and Bob Woodell
Brewer: John Maier
Regular beers: The most prolific brewer of beers styles. Regulars include Dead Guy Ale (amber), Younger's Special Bitter, Shakespeare Stout, Old Crustacean (barleywine), Mocha Porter.
Contact: 2320 OSU Drive, Newport, OR 97365. (541) 867-3660. Tours every day at 4.
Web: www.rogue.com


Siletz Brewing Company
Founded: 1995
Owner/brewer: Steve Lovin
Regular beers: (All beers available in 22 oz bottles only.) Paddle Me IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Spruce Ale, Red Ale,
Contact: 243 N. Gaither St., Siletz, OR 97380. (541) 574-6323
Web: www.siletzbrewing.com


Terminal Gravity Brewing Company
Founded: 1995
Owner/brewers: Steve Carper, Dean Duquette
Regular beers: IPA (other products available draft-only)
Contact: 803 SE School St., Enterprise, OR 97828. (503) 426-0158
Web: www.terminalgravitybrewing.com/


Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Founded: 1984
Ownership: In 1997, the brothers created a "strategic partnership" by selling a minority share of the company to Anheuser-Busch in exchange for access to AB's vast distribution network.
Brewers: Kurt Widmer, Sebastian Pastore
Regular beers: Hefeweizen, Drop Top Amber, Broken Halo IPA, Widberry, Snow Plow (milk stout), Oktoberfest
Contact: 929 N. Russell, Portland, OR 97227. (503) 331-7241 Brewery tours available.
Web: http://www.widmer.com/

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