Beer Guide 2017: Coming Soon

4 Portland Breweries We Can't Wait For

From an Argay neighborhood brewery to a new Great Notion outpost, these are the places already making us thirsty.

By Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Wilson June 12, 2017 Published in the July 2017 issue of Portland Monthly

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Great Notion is set to open a Northwest brewery sometime this summer.

Great Notion 

(Summer 2017)
Great Notion’s juicy, hazy IPAs sell out fast at its NE Alberta taproom, thanks to national acclaim in BeerAdvocate and even Men’s Journal. By summer’s end, the operators will also open a new 19,000-square-foot brewery in Northwest. A restaurant will follow by end of year. 

Bodega Beer

(Summer 2017)
When this Southeast spot opens its doors later this summer, owners Charlie Hyde and Steve Balzer say you can expect the best of an intimate brewpub combined with the convenience of an old-school corner market: pre-made sandwiches, and a taplist heavy on lagers, sours, and Belgians. 

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Level Beer will take over a 2-acre space in the Argay neighborhood.

Level Beer

(Open as of July 7)
The brainchild of three PDX beer vets, Geoff Phillips (Bailey’s Taproom), Jason Barbee (Ex Novo), Shane Watterson (Laurelwood), this Argay neighborhood brewery is busy fermenting its line of “balanced,” lighter craft beers. Alas, the beer was not ready in time for our print schedule. 

Ruse Brewing

(Late 2017)
Since 2015, Ruse head brewers Devin Benware and Shaun Kalis have barrel-blended their own farmhouse ales, pales, and saisons in Culmination Brewing’s Northeast production space. Soon, they’ll have a 6,000-square-foot space for lagering and—this is where Kalis bubbles over—fruit-forward styles with ripe berries and Oregon nectarines.

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