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B Photo © Will Watt rew lovers in Oregon are buzzing over popular, unique brews being offered by Two Kilts Brewery in Sherwood, Oregon. Two Kilts Brewing opened their doors in 2011, after two years of obtaining the necessary permits. Enjoy a wide selection of six European brews on tap, and the company of local brew enthusiasts. history of craft beer in Oregon began when German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in 1852. Upon tasting the clear and untainted water from the mountains, he recognized the potential for the growth of hops and barley, and started brewing. Soon after, fellow immigrant Henry Weinhard opened a brewery in Portland, and for 50 years, Oregon residents en- Over the years, a new generation of craft brewers emerged. Oregon is now home to over 165 breweries, all of which offer unique, individualistic beers that cater to every palate. Over 200 outlets carry beer which is brewed in-state by Oregon breweries. • joyed traditional German lagers. It was not until 1980, when national food and drink were being processed and industrialized, that Oregon brewers recognized the demand for craft beer. Oregon’s first craft brewery was opened, and in 1985, when the state legislature made brewpubs legal, others were opened as well. A micro-boom in Oregon is home to over 165 breweries, all of which offer unique, microbreweries followed, and the first Oregon Brewers Festi- individualistic beers that cater to val in 1988 drew 15,000 people ready to sample 16 beers from every palate. 13 different breweries. By 1990, with more craft breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S., Portland became known as “America’s Microbrew Capital.” 6 oregon Travel and Recreation Guide "If you take care of the brew the rest will take care of itself," Chris quipped. Owners Chris Dillon and Alex McGraw first wanted to start their endeavor in Chris’s garage, but due to state regulation they were forced to seek an alternate location at 14841 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Suite 501. The service area is appointed with wooden picnic tables and overhead hanging lighting that creates a casual, cozy atmosphere and meshes well with the blues musical selections playing in the background. Patrons enjoy free WiFi and a large flat screen TV. Foreign brew offerings include Belgian Blonde, Oatmeal Stout, Scotch Ale, Cocoa Porter, Pale Ale, and IPA. Two Kilts offers a place for beer lovers to experience beer tasting in its purest form. No pool tables, no lottery machines, no mixed drinks—just good conversation, atmosphere and really great beer. It is well worth the drive from Portland. Two Kilts oregon craft beer The offers tailgate parties prior to Ducks games in their tasting room. Open Monday through Saturday 3 pm to 10pm. Gift cards are available. 1188 Brewing company A n exciting new microbrew restaurant and pub venue in John Day, Oregon has everyone talking. Welcome to the 1188 Brewing Company, Grant County’s first present day brewery. Nestled in the City of John Day, Oregon and surrounded by beautiful mountains, rivers, forests and ranchlands, the popular 1188 Brewing Company is fast becoming everyone’s favorite gathering place. Stop in and have a pint or two and ask how we got our name. Enjoy a delightful menu of specially selected, unique items sure to delight the most discriminating palate and the most robust of appetites. Choose from a wide selection of delicious starter items, popular entrees, salads, sandwiches and deserts. Family owned and operated, the brew pub is located at 141 E Main St. in John Day. www.oregoncoast101hwy.com A visit to the brewpub and restaurant is “time well spent.” Family friendly, this place provides an atmosphere that welcomes all ages. Choose from a selection of craft beer brewed on site, such as Black Oak Instigator, a dark, creamy Baltic Porter with chocolate and coffee undertones, Leafdropper IPA, a fall sensation, or kick back with a cold pint of popular Rim Rock Red. Time Well Spent. 541-575-1188 1188BREWING.COM BREWERY RESTAURANT PUB 141 E. MAIN ST. JOHN DAY, OR If you are new to the craft beer experience, try a pint of the Orney Hefeweizen, a brew sure to delight the taste buds. Stop by, join the fun and see why this place is garnering an on-going parade of rave reviews. It is indeed, time well spent. Call us at (541) 575-1188. 7 special feature: oregon craft beer two kilts brewing