Beer aficionados are aplenty in Portland, where the brewing scene is one of the most prolific and recognized in the nation. The city’s many brewpubs offer myriad opportunities to combine Bridgetown’s established beer scene with its burgeoning spirits culture. Double your fun. If you care as much about the IBU as the ABV of what you drink, this itinerary is the one for you.
Experience both bitter and sweet with this itinerary for spirits AND brewery tasting:
Go from tippling Townshend’s White Rose and Bluebird Alpine Liqueur at Thomas & Sons Distillery (4211 SE Milwaukie Avenue) to sipping award-winning Nocino Liqueur made from green walnuts at Stone Barn Brandyworks (3315 SE 19th Avenue, Suite B.) Then, to balance the sweetness of the tea and fruit liqueurs, get your dose of IBU at Baerlic Brewing (2235 SE 11th Avenue) with a Lightweight Double IPA and at Commons Brewery (630 SE Belmont Street) with the Flemish Kiss.