Originally Posted by TheChamp
I honestly haven't had much from Oregon, willing to try. Problem with microbrews is that the best ones don't leave the region and some don't even leave the state.
New Glarus Brewing Co. is a great example. Many of you are probably thinking, who? But I know someone here has had their "Spotted Cow" before. Great beer but it doesn't distribute outside of Wisconsin. Many here probably prefer that but when i was in So Cal it really irritated me.
So what's a good Oregon micro? I don't do the real dark stuff most of the time, FYI.
Yeah, there are cool little breweries popping up everywhere. I love to try the local stuff everywhere I go, it just seems to be more prevalent out here.
I'd say try anything from Deschutes. Mirror Pond is always good for a pale ale. I'm an IPA and Stout guy, myself.
...and even though Arrogant Bastard is from CA, it's still one of my favorite beers. Good stuff!