Articles by Jeff Alworth

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What are the best breweries between Salem and McMinnville?

Of course, you’ll be deep in wine country there, and I should encourage you to stop in at one of the bajillion wineries for a drop of pinot it is definitely worth a stop. As for beer, a couple to put on your list areGolden Valley…

August 18th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Do you have recommendations for an afternoon tasting beer in Portland?

An afternoon doesn’t give you much time, so I’ll limit this list. Were you to be staying longer, this list could grow quite a bit. Deschutesin downtown Portland (actually the Pearl, but that’s not important) is definitely one of…

July 22nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are some of the best breweries to visit near McMinnville?

Of course, you’ll be deep in Wine Country there, and I should encourage you to stop in at one of the bajillion wineries for a drop of pinot it is definitely worth a stop. As for beer, a couple to put on your list areGolden Valley…

January 17th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where should two Texan beer connoisseurs visit during their Oregon honeymoon?

Congratulations on the wedding! The McMenaminspubs are definitely worth checking out they have some of the most interesting properties in the region. (I have my favorites.)Beyond that, there are literally dozensof breweries in Oregon (six…

October 16th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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We want to tour craft breweries in Oregon; what cities should we visit?

Good news, there are at least six Oregon cities to visit with amazing beer but that may count as bad news, too. Here they are, with my best-bets for breweries: Portland. They don’t call it “Beervana” for nuthin. There are…

July 22nd, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Explore Hood River Valley’s Cider Scene

May 28th, 2015

Cider has been a growing presence in restaurants and on grocery shelves, a potion sitting at the nexus where artisanal…

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Oregon Cideries Bottle Up the Bounty

December 2nd, 2013

There are now at least 16 cideries operating in Oregon, including a trove of makers in the Willamette Valley such as 2…

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Which breweries should we visit in Bend?

Bend, Oregon–let’s see, I think if I recall correctly, they have a brewery there. Kidding. Bend has gone…

July 3rd, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Heading from Canada to Crater Lake and Florence. Could you recommend bars in those areas with unique local beers? Many thanks from a thirsty wanderer!

In Florence, your best bets are the Beachcomber Pub (20 taps, with some nice southern Willamette Valley picks) or…

July 26th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Can you offer a couple of Oregon IPA’s I must try? – Kevin J.

These kinds of questions are always rough to answer, but I’ll give it a shot. The trouble is, IPAs are so…

March 12th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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About Author Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth has been writing about Oregon beer for fifteen years, and his recent work has appeared in Draft and Sunset Magazine. He has been blogging at "Beervana" since 2006. In Spring 2012, Chronicle Books will release The Beer Tasting Toolkit, his beginner's guide to blind tasting. He is currently writing The Beer Bible for Workman Publishing.

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