Hop and Brew

Sisters, Oregon This is not a brewery. This is a tap room with some food. Not bad vibe, but not a great location. I got a sample tray of mostly stout. I would say the beers were 50% good, and then not so good. I give the place 3.5 beers as I do enjoy a…

New Basin Distillery

Madras, Oregon I know, it is not beer. But, this place has all the small-town characteristics and charm that a microbrewery does. There was one person and me, so I got the full-meal-deal tour and lots of great information. I had four samples, they were small, but this was spirits. I got a free sticker,…

Steam Donkey Brewing

Aberdeen, Washington This brewery is also part of the revitalization area and I commend that dedication. However, the beer was terrible. I have never had a Kolsch that smelled like green peppers. They were all either soapy, astringent or with the pepper smell. I could not finish my taster. I hope whatever is happening with…

Blackbeard Brewing

Westport, Washington I did not ask, but I think they may be extract as the beers were all very sweet. I was underwhelmed and not a fan of their fruit additions. I overheard a staff person say they use puree, but that should not all sink to the bottom and cloud your beer. The flavors…

Mount Olympus Brewing

Located in Aberdeen, Washington. No food, but decent size tasters available. The young man I spoke to whose name now escapes me really impressed me with their dedication to helping revitalize the area they are in and their efforts working towards a more vibrant downtown. The beer was all good and a highlight is the…

Mazama Brewing

Hillsboro, Oregon Stopped in here to have something different. There is a Rogue and McMenamins in the area and I have been to both. I really want to reach beyond my previous boundaries. Oh, and from a place that was open. Sorry, all, but this chick needs you to be open earlier in the day!…