Craft Beer Issue 2018

Rosenstadt Brewing Keeps Up Tradition, Untraditionally

And Now There's a Permanent Place to Drink Their Line of German-Style Beers

Beer Crawl: Sipping in Richmond

Southeast Hawthorne and Division

Little Beast’s Beer Garden Is a Feast for the Senses

The Farmhouse-Style Brewery Also Has a New Production Facility

Thirsty Monk Spreads the Gospel of Belgian Beer

Food Flights and Unique Brews in the Former Bazi Bierbrasserie Space

Beer Crawl: At the Foot of Mount Tabor

Belmont, Hawthorne, and Division

Ruse Brewing Steps into Its Own

A Peek at the Art-Forward Beermaker’s Forthcoming Brewery and Tasting Room

Beer Crawl: Brewery Blocks and Beyond

Drink Your Way Across the Pearl District

Von Ebert Brewing Shows No Signs of Stopping

The Pearl District’s New Brewpub Rises from the Ashes of Fat Head’s

West Coast Grocery Company: The Brand-New Brewery with the Really Old Name

The Forthcoming Buckman Neighborhood Brewpub Keeps a Family Name Alive

Beer Crawl: Brews Across Buckman

Inner Southeast Might Be Portland’s Most Beer-Drenched Neighborhood

StormBreaker Brewing: Where You Can Throw an Axe and Sip an IPA

The Brewpub Settles into Its Spacious New St. Johns Outpost

Beer Crawl: Suds in St. Johns

Lots to Drink Along Lombard

Beer Crawl: Pints Across the River

Brew-Hunting in Camas and Washougal

Grains of Wrath Arrives in a Changing Washington Mill Town

The Award-Winning Brewpub Is a Sign of Camas’ Future

Within the space of a few short weeks, three exciting new beer spots—Little Beast Beer Garden, Thirsty Monk, and Rosenstadt Brewery at Olympia Provisions—turned up in the vicinity of Southeast 34th and Division. You only need two or three more stops and you’ve got an impressive beer crawl.

One of a few Portland businesses with the word “growler” in its name, Growler’s Taproom is a fine place to kick off a beer crawl in the neighborhood. The 40-strong tap selection is adventurous and obscure, with a bounty of Oregon beers—including, on a recent visit, a Finnish-style farmhouse ale with juniper and rye called a sahti, made by two collaborating Eugene breweries: Alesong and Falling Sky. There’s a courtyard outside with good people-watching and two food carts where you can get bahn mi or chicken and eggplant parmesan. Growler’s Taproom, 3343 SE Hawthorne, Mon-Thurs noon-10 pm, Fri-Sun noon-11 pm, growlerspdx.com

Despite the countless restaurants and bars surrounding it, the most reliably interesting tap list on Division can be found at Imperial Bottle Shop, with 20 well-chosen brews and ciders, and countless more in the coolers. While there’s no menu to speak of, you can bring in outside food or get your beer to go. But the sidewalk seating outside—with a pint of something fantastic by pFriem or Logsdon in hand—is one of the better places to observe (and cope with) the touristy bustle of Division. Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom, 3090 SE Division, Sun-Thurs noon-10 pm, Fri & Sat noon-midnight, imperialbottleshop.com

Sessionable is a good place to finish the night: it’s open late, and as the name implies, the tap list focuses on lower-octane beers, so you’re not going to accidentally guzzle down an 11-percent imperial stout and wreck tomorrow morning. Once you’ve settled with a 20-ounce pint of something not too strong, you’ll need to avert your eyes from the giant light-up beer list which dominates the bar—it’s the same kind of gimmicky screen you’ll find at most new beer bars these days, but it feels overpowering in this setting. Not all of Sessionable’s cutting-edge technology is bad, though: Their bathroom has one of those bidet toilet seats! Sessionable, 3588 SE Division, Mon-Thurs 3 pm-midnight, Fri 3 pm-2 am, Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun 11 am-midnight, sessionable.com