19 Must Have Craft Beers in Portland, OR: We invaded Portland, Oregon and tasted hundreds of tasty craft beers from a bunch of local craft breweries in and around the area. It was extremely difficult but we narrowed it down to these 19 MUST HAVE CRAFT BEERS! Many of these craft beers are limited and/or tasting room exclusives so get your hands on them before they are gone humans! After seeing this mouthwatering list we are sure you’ll be ready to plan your next beercation and book your flights to Oregon!

 


 

Location: Deschutes Portland Public HouseCraft Beers In Portland

210 NW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

Website: https://www.deschutesbrewery.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

  • A juicy citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle
  • Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich
  • Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Nugget
  • IBU’s: 60 ABV: 6.4%

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA on Nitro

  • A citrus punch, bold hop aroma and clean finish
  • Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Pilsner
  • Hops: Cascade, Centennial
  • IBU’s: 60 ABV: 6.2%

Craft Beers In PortlandLocation: Rogue Distillery and Public House

1339 NW Flanders, Portland, OR, 97209

Website: http://www.rogue.com/

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MUST HAVE BEER:

Rogue Cold Brew IPA (tasting room only)

  • Rogue Cold Brew IPA is a hoppy IPA blended with 200 gallons of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ famous Cold Brew Coffee in every batch. Brewed to awaken your senses, Cold Brew IPA opens with a huge hit of coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch
  • IBU’s: 82 ABV: 7.5%

LocCraft Beers In Portlandation: Breakside Restuarant and Pub Brewery

820 Northeast Dekum Street Portland, OR 97211

Website: http://www.breakside.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

Breakside Lunch Break India Session Ale

  • Their hop forward session beer, built for enjoying any time of day. you’ll find this brew to be full of juicy, classic hop flavor with just enough malt backbone to keep things in balance. we reserve some of our favorite hops–Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial–to use in this beer, which gives the aroma a heady mix of orange marmalade, grapefruit, and resin.
  • IBU’s: 30 ABV: 5.2%

Vienna Coffee- Nano Challa- Experimental Coffee Beer (tasting room only/limited)

  • Hazelnut, mocha, sweet malt, grape, cacao
  • IBU’s: 30 ABV: 6.1%

Vienna Coffee- OG Cold Brew- Experimental Coffee Beer (tasting room only/limited)

  • Toasty malt, dry cocoa, java, chicory
  • IBU’s: 30 ABV: 6.1%

Location: Ecliptic Brewing CompanyCraft Beers In Portland

825 North Cook St. Portland, OR 97227

Website: http://eclipticbrewing.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

 
ROSETTE SAISON

  • Named after a large red nebula in the milky Way galaxy, this Belgian-style saison blends strawberries with hibiscus for a ripe fruit flavor.  Those flavors are balanced by a crisp malt character and lingering finish
  • IBU’s: 20 ABV: 6.6%
PEGASUS ESB
  • Named after the Winged Horse constellation and brewed for the Horsebrass pubs anniversary this year. Creamy caramel malt flavors combine with slight toast for a medium malt body. Hopped with Nugget and Sterling hops for a herbal spiciness and smooth drinkability
  • IBU’s: 38 ABV: 5.8%
ORBITER IPA
  • Orbiter IPA unites a constellation of “C” hops (Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus) to create a formidable IPA. Bright and  citrusy hop flavors shine in a medium body with caramel malt character. Dry hopped to amplify the hop aroma and flavor
  • IBU’s: 75 ABV: 7.4%

Location: Bridgeport Brewing CompanyCraft Beers In Portland

1313 NW Marshall Street Portland, OR 97209

Website: http://www.bridgeportbrew.com/

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MUST HAVE BEER:

Stumptown CandyPeel IPA

  • The first in their Stumptown line, CandyPeel IPA experiments with Styrian Goldings hops to provide an impactful candy orange/citrus aroma and flavor. With a strong malt backbone, Candypeel is a balanced beer that’s refreshing and delicious
  • IBU’s: 65 ABV: 6.5%

Location: Full Sail BrewingCraft Beers In Portland

506 Columbia Street Hood River, OR

Website: http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

Session Black Lager

  • Most beers this dark are so heavy-duty, you could eat them with a fork. Not Session Black. You’ve heard of tall, dark and handsome? Well, Session Black is short, dark and drinkable. With notes of roasty chocolate, it’s the perfect complement to original Session – a dark beer that doesn’t drink like a meal
  • IBU’s: 22 ABV: 5.4%

Full Sail Nut Brown Ale

  • The combination of 2-row pale, crystal, and chocolate malts impart an array of malt and chocolate flavors in a medium bodied ale with an extremely smooth palate. Nut Brown Ale drinks smooth and easy so those epic tales can go on and on. Fuggle and Mt.Hood hops contribute a slightly spicy aroma and finish to complement this beer’s malt character
  • Available January – March
  • IBU’s: 31 ABV: 6.0%

Location: 10 Barrel Brewing Co Portland Pub Craft Beers In Portland

1411 N.W. Flanders St Portland, Oregon 97209

Website: http://www.10barrel.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

Nibbin’ Out- Chocolate Chip Mint Stout (tasting room only/limited)

  • BRR! Tis’ the season to indulge in festive and flavorful beers like this amazingly chocolately mint stout. This stout was passed through a hopback full of fresh mint and conditioned on an abundance of cocoa nibs, giving it an extra chocolately punch
  • IBU’s: 30 ABV: 5.9%

Strawberry Crush-Sour (tasting room only/limited)

  • Tonya’s done it again. She started with a tart berliner weiss base and then fermented it on fresh strawberries for just the right amount of sweetness and a touch of cayenne to really make the flavor pop
  • IBU’s: 4 ABV: 5%

Joe IPA on Nitro (tasting room only)

  • Meet Joe IPA, formerly SAM, named after the hops Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic. Joe packs a full on hop punch in the face
  • IBU’s: 70 ABV: 6.8%

Location: Base Camp Brewing Craft Beers In Portland

Website: http://basecampbrewingco.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

S’more Stout

  • The S’more Stout is an absolute all-star: Aromas of chocolate, coffee, fig, and smoke invite you in to a gigantic maltiness that is distinct in its smooth and refined character, with flavors of chocolate and hints of smoke mingling with rich caramel, fruit, and warming alcohol. Top with a roasted marshmallow and you have the ultimate S’more experience
  • IBU’s: 70 ABV: 7.7%

Celestial C.D.L

  • Fruity, floral hops meet velvety, dark malt in this Meridian Expedition beer. Their Cascadian Dark Lager delivers loads of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine aroma thanks to Meridian hop additions at knock-out and in the lager tank. Light sweetness and toasty, roasty malt provide counterpoint to a solid hop bitterness. For a beer of this dark color; the Celestial CDL finishes surprisingly light and clean thanks to its fermentation and lagering character
  • IBU’s: 45 ABV: 5.1%

Location: Upright BrewingCraft Beers In Portland

240 N Broadway Suite Two, Portland OR 97227

Website: http://www.uprightbrewing.com/

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MUST HAVE BEERS:

Fore Play Sour (tasting room only/ limited)

  • Exclusive barrel aged sour ale. It is based on their year around wheat beer, the Four, but transformed after spending one year in casks with tart cherries and a variety of yeasts and bacteria. The annual ten cask blend yields a snappy beer with strong aromatics and a complex finish full of oak and minerality
  • ABV: 5%

Pale Ale

  • Their take on a classic style, combining hop aromatics from several varieties with two flavorful base malts to make a beer both bold and balanced. The hop bill includes nugget, cascade, chinook, equinox, and columbia, all of which are pushed forward with a hop accentuating yeast strain made famous by a brewery on Oregon’s coast
  • ABV: 5.8%

 

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