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Beer-cation – Celebrating Oregon Beer

Betcha didn’t know that was a thing but it sure is here in Oregon. February is Oregon Craft Beer Month. I know we’re a little late to the party but nothing says you shouldn’t celebrate Oregon Beer year round, right?

Immigrants began to move into Oregon Territory in the 1840’s.  German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in 1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and grain potential. He, along with fellow immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is history.

The breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world for their quality and innovation. Plan your first Beer-Cation and be sure to include an overnight at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast that made these great suggestions.

Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge Region:

Ferment Brewing Co: a modern brewery that fuses traditional famhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach (Old Parkdale Inn B&B)

Solera Brewery is a small brewery located in the historic Valley Theater, in Parkdale, just down the street from our Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. Gaze out over pear orchards toward the craggy North face of Mt. Hood from their patio, named a top 10 best view.
(Old Parkdale Inn B&B)

Willamette Valley

Bierly Brewing, a dedicated gluten free brewery in McMinnville, Oregon. Tasting is open Friday through Sunday, 12-8pm. (Chehalem Ridge B&B)

Wolves & People Farmhouse BreweryFarmhouse-style brewery, beer garden, and tasting room, with tastings and bottle and can sales.
(Chehalem Ridge B&B)

Parallel 45 Brewing: Located in Independence, Oregon, the heart of Oregon’s hop growing area (MaMere’s Guest House)

Enterprise (Eastern) Oregon:

Terminal Gravity – Folks from near and far come to have great food, award winning beer, and maybe the favorite part about the pub: just good company (Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast)

Terminal Gravity tacos and a beer

Fossil (Central) Oregon

1188 Brewing Company – A brewery and restaurant rooted in the high desert community of John Day, eastern Oregon. (Wilson Ranches Retreat)

Portland, Oregon

Old Town Brewing collage with logo food and drinkOld Town Brewing: HAUNTED TUNNEL TOUR- Explore the infamous underground Shanghai Tunnels below our taproom (w/ beer tasting)! (Fulton House)

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery offers handcrafted beers and good local grub in Portland, OR (Fulton House)

Oregon Coast

Pelican Brewing: Born at the Beach, 1996, in Pacific City, Pelican is an Oregon craft beer industry leader. Imagine a walk on the beach at sunset with views of Chief Kiawanda Rock (see featured image) (Thyme and Tide B&B)

Oregon Breweries

We’ve visited quite a few, and while writing this blog post found some we haven’t, and have shared many a photo on both Instagram and in our Oregon Breweries Facebook album.

  • It’s estimated that 53% of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon
  • In 2018 Oregon had over 228 brewing companies operating 281 craft breweries.
  • Oregon harvested 7,395 acres of hops 2021
  • 15% of the U.S. hop production is grown in Oregon
  • 40% of world Hop production is grown in the US

Which Oregon Brew will you try next? We’ve only shared a few here: to wet your whistle. Ask any Oregon Innkeeper for their suggestions on nearby breweries. Share your photos on Instagram, tag and say the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild sent you and let us know how you liked it.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

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