Summer Beer 2019

The Best Beers of Summer

Beer season is heating up again, with brews dominating every patio, campsite, and park cookout. Here's your guide to suds season.

06/25/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Summer Beer: The Picks

The 25 Best Beers to Drink This Summer

We asked five Portland brewers, cicerones, and other insiders to choose the 25 best summer beers.

06/25/2019 By Holly Amlin, Lucy Burningham, Whitney Burnside, Natasha Godard, and Lee Hedgmon Photography by Michael Novak and Brian Breneman

Summer Beer: New Breweries

The 6 Best New Portland Breweries

The freshest spots for summer sips—plus, 4 upcoming breweries we can't wait for.

06/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby and Marty Patail

Summer Beer: Design

Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?

Portland Monthly's deputy art director says yes, you can.

06/25/2019 By Brian Breneman

Summer Beer: Great Dane

Why Internationally Renowned Beermaker Mikkeller Opened a Pop-Up Brewery on East Burnside

“It’s funny to build something that you know will be gone in seven months."

06/25/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Summer Beer: Trends

Have We Reached Peak Beer?

Some of Portland’s foundational breweries are kicking the bucket. Maybe they're just doing it wrong.

06/25/2019 By Jason Notte

Summer Beer: Essay

Portland Women Love Craft Beer. Why Doesn’t It Love Them Back?

Brews aren’t just for beardy types, and Beervana—of all places—should know that.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

The Shakedown

IPA... Why Does Portland Love It So?

A hard look at Oregon’s signature craft brew

06/25/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Editor's Note

One Editor's Adventures in Homebrewing

Raise a pint to the professional brewers, Portland. They deserve it.

06/25/2019 By Marty Patail

Sports

The Timbers Are Bringing Back Thirsty Thursdays—Sort Of

There will be $2 hot dogs and $5 Coors Lights during Wednesday and Thursday games this season.

05/01/2019 By Marty Patail

Beer

The Wild Story Behind the Military Plane Inside Vagabond Brewing

The Salem-based brewery expanded to Portland in February—and promptly got an annoyed visit from the US Air Force.

04/17/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer

Threshold Brewing & Blending Wants to Become a Cozy Montavilla Staple

Open since February, the 10-barrel Montavilla neighborhood brewery is pouring a small but excellent lineup of hazy IPAs and farmhouse ales.

04/05/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer

Assembly Brewing Is the Detroit-Style Pizza Joint Foster-Powell Needs

Assembly is also one of a handful of minority-owned breweries in the US.

03/26/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer News

Great Notion Brewing Unveils Its Long-Awaited NW Expansion

Opening today, the location has been in the works for over two years.

03/04/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Beer

35-Year-Old Bridgeport Brewing Is Turning Off Its Taps

Portland's oldest remaining brewery is gone for good. The Pearl District brewpub will be open until March 10.

02/12/2019 By Marty Patail

Beer

Widmer's North Portland Brewpub Closes After Almost 23 Years

"With ... increased competition, we have struggled to make the pub financially sustainable," the company said in a Facebook post.

01/22/2019 By Marty Patail

Beer

Portland’s Original Homebrew Shop Turns 100

F. H. Steinbart celebrates a century of fermentation.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Cinematic Sips

Movie Madness Now Has Its Own Beer—and the Liquor License to Serve It

Hollywood Theatre, which helped save the beloved movie store last year, partnered with Ex Novo on a limited-edition pale ale. And you can sip it while browsing Oregon's largest collection of VHS and DVD rentals.

06/26/2018 By Sam Pape

Summer Eats: Sips

Drink These 15 Oregon Quaffs at Your Next Backyard Bash

From a gin gimlet to fermented pineapple wine, here's what to sip all summer long.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail