Beer 101 North

Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts


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About the Book

Oregon and Washington have been leaders in the craft beer boom that began in the 1980s. The number of craft breweries and brewpubs in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years—almost 4700 were doing business as of mid–2016. Much of this growth has taken place in the metropolitan areas of Portland and Seattle and in sizable cities like Eugene, Salem, Spokane and Tacoma. Yet many breweries have opened in villages and small towns. The author visits more than three dozen in this exploration of the vibrant craft brew scene along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Profiles of brewers and owners and descriptions of breweries and their settings are provided, along with tasting notes on more than 200 beers.

About the Author(s)

Jon C. Stott, a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, has previously published works on independent baseball and the beer industry. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bibliographic Details

Jon C. Stott

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: 68 photos (28 in color), glossary, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6567-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2945-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 5

Part I: Thurston County’s Craft Beer Boom 9

1. It’s the Water (Under the Bridge): Starting in Tumwater 10

2. An Olympia ­Circ-Ale Tour 18

3. Beyond the Capital: Brewing in Lacey and Tumwater 30

Part II: By the Shores of the Salish Sea and Beyond 43

4. The Challenges of Small Town Brewpubs: Shelton and Quilcene 44

5. From Hop Diggidy to Golden Saison Spruce: Port Townsend 49

6. Suds Along the Strait: Sequim and Port Angeles 61

7. Black Beards and Yellow Boots: Westport and Seaview 71

Part III: Beaches and Brews on the North Oregon Coast 79

8. Astoria’s Ale Trail 80

9. Beach Town Breweries: Seaside and Cannon Beach 96

10. The Birds and the Yeasts in Tillamook 105

Between pages 116 and 117 are 8 color plates with 28 brewery logos

Part IV: After the Beer Drought: the Central and Southern Oregon Coast 117

11. A Landlocked Lighthouse and a Very Old Truck: Lincoln City 118

12. The Small and the Very Large in Newport 125

13. Forest Brews and Farmstore Ales: Seal Rock and Yachats 137

14. A Desert No More: Coos Bay, Gold River, Brookings, Harbor 142

Conclusion 157

Appendix A: Directory of Breweries 163

Appendix B: A Guide to Beer Styles 181

Appendix C: Glossary of Beer and Brewing Terms 192

Appendix D: From Grain to Glass: Brewing, Packaging, Drinking 198

Chapter Notes 207

Bibliography 209

Index 211