Dylan Goldberger
This week's Mercury is our second annual Craft Beer Issue, and while it's not quite as good as actually sipping on a delicious, locally made craft beer, we got damn close. The issue, which is on newsstands now, is also inside of your computer monitor, and it includes nine of the best new places in Portland to wrap your hands (and lips) around a pint. Plus! We've included "beer crawls" in the surrounding neighborhoods of these new breweries and pubs, in case you want to make a whole big drinky production out of your visit.

Here's what's inside! Profiles of these nine new amazing spots:

• The German-style beers of Rosenstadt Brewing, seven of which are always on draft at Olympia Provisions Public House
• The gratuitously pleasant Little Beast Beer Garden, in the former Lompoc Hedge House
• Belgian beer makers Thirsty Monk's new Portland outpost
Gnomes on Tabor, serving Brewed by Gnomes beer at Tabor Bread
• The forthcoming, highly anticipated Ruse Brewing
• The Pearl District's shiny new (and rapidly expanding) Von Ebert Brewing
• The soon-to-open West Coast Grocery Company, which is keeping a family name alive
StormBreaker's new outpost in St. Johns
• Camus, Washington's buzzy new brewery Grains of Wrath

Plus! We've got beer crawls for many of the surrounding neighborhoods, including Buckman, Richmond, the Pearl District, St. Johns, Mount Tabor West, and Camas/Washougal.

So put those readin' eyes back into your skull and find out where you're going to drink your next beer. It's the Portland Mercury's Craft Beer Issue!

Dylan Goldberger