I am pleased to see the Portland microbrew scene begin to work its way to the suburbs. Sure, there are suburban Portland breweries now, but not enough of them. And having a McMenamin’s in your town is far from adequate for real fans of Oregon-made beer.
Yes, that same McMenamin’s would rule in Fort Worth, Texas, but this isn’t Fort Worth. This is Beervana.
As a resident of the “South Shore” (of the Willamette), I am particularly pleased to learn of two new moves that will have an impact locally. According to The Oregonian, Stickmen Brewery and Skewery will open this spring in downtown Lake Oswego, and Breakside Brewery plans to open a production facility and tasting room in the International Way area of Milwaukie, near Dave’s Killer Bread and Bob’s Red Mill.
The partners at Stickmen Brewery and Skewery, are working with Sean Herron of the Big Idea restaurant consulting group, and plan to serve Yakitori-style meat skewers.
Breakside, in NE Portland, also collaborates with local chefs at popular and high-end restaurants, such as Le Pigeon, Wildwood and Podnah’s Pit, to create beers specifically for the restaurant. The new facility will enable the brewery to keep the restaurants stocked while widening Breakside’s market.
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