Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana

It’s not just because the beer is good, it’s because it’s ours. —Don Younger

This week (July 24-July 28) throngs of crafts beer lovers will gather to celebrate at the 26th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival held in Portland’s Waterfront Park. This September, History Press West invites you to raise a pint to Portland’s storied brewing heritage with a new American Palate title from author Pete Dunlop.

Was it the water or the quality hops? The deep-rooted appreciation of saloon culture? How did Portland become one of the nation’s leaders in craft beer cultivation and consumption, with over fifty breweries in the city limits?

Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana by Pete Dunlop

Beer writer and historian Pete Dunlop traces the story of Rose City brewing from frontier saloons, through the uncomfortable yoke of temperance and Prohibition, to the hard-fought Brewpub Bill, and the smashing success of the Oregon Brewers Festival. Meet the industry leaders in pursuit of great beer—Henry Weinhard, McMenamins, Bridgeport, Widmer Brothers, Portland Brewing, and more—and top it off with a selection of trivia and local lore. Bringing together interviews and archival materials, Dunlop crafts a lively and engaging history of Portland’s road to Beervana.

Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana by Pete Dunlop will be available from the History Press and fine Portland book establishments September 2013.

Read more of Pete Dunlop’s beer insights at beervanabuzz.com.

American Palate

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