As I recently mentioned in another article here on CraftBeerMonger.com, Cascade Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon has, for years, set the gold standard for Sour Ales produced in the Pacific Northwest. They’ve been producing outstanding Sour Ales since 2006 and I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer from them that I don’t like.
Most craft beer lovers I know have at least a few Cascade bottles in their cellar. If you don’t, or if you’d like to make your cellar a bit more Cascade heavy, then they have an event coming up next week that you’ll want to check out. From July 22nd through July 29th, Cascade is hosting a “Raid The Cellar” event, with heavily discounted pricing on select Sour Ales.
Oregon and Portland in particular are already great craft beer destinations. By last count at the end of 2014, there were 221 breweries and 179 brewing companies in Oregon, spread across 71 different cities (58 of those are in Portland)*. Well, Travel Portland isn’t satisfied. They want even more craft tourism to come to Oregon and have partnered with Base Camp Brewing Company to introduce a series of limited-availability #PDXNOW beers as part of their larger “Portland Is Happening Now” Winter Tourism campaign.
Other participating breweries included: Baerlic, Breakside, Coalition, Ecliptic, Ex Novo, Fat Head’s, Gigantic, Hopworks and Strombreaker. Along with Base Camp, that makes 10 Portland area breweries, each contributing a beer to the series. Back on January 24th, Base Camp hosted #PDXNOW Presents Base Camp’s Collabofest, which was the public’s first chance to try these 10 brand new beers.