With close to 50 breweries and even more pubs within Portland's city limits, it can be daunting to navigate Portland's craft brewery scene. However, this task can be made much easier to tackle thanks to Pubs of Portland Tours.
Founded by craft beer experts Marc Martin and Charles Culp, this tour will cover a selection of the best breweries accessible via light rail while offering a running commentary regarding the intricacies of the brewing process, as well as a history of craft brewing in Portland. The breweries selected vary according to the new releases, and at times one can meet with the brewers. As these tours are designed for between 2 to 12 guests, one can become immersed in the world of craft beer without being shuffled around like a tourist.
These tours cost $27.00 cash discount and $29.99 if booked with a credit card. This cost does not cover the cost of a Tri-Met ticket needed to ride the light rails or beer tastings. By not including the cost of beer tastings in the ticket, this keeps the overall cost down while enabling one to choose how many beers they wish to sample.
For another low-cost way to enjoy Oregon hops, check out the annual Spring Beer and Wine Festival. For an admission fee of $8.00 with food/drink tokens costing $1.00 each, one can sample an array of beer, wine and spirits from the Northwest along with chocolate, cheeses and other tasty bites.
Additional information about Oregon's beer culture an be found by clicking on www.Oregonbeer.com.