River Beer

River Named Beers offer Great Selections

By Dillon Lamping

Oregon is lucky enough to be blessed with great ocean beaches, tall evergreen forests, high dessert plateaus, and snow covered mountains. But one of the other great features of this state is its rivers. Of course, here you have the mouth of the Columbia, in Newport you have the Yaquina, in Brandon the Coquille, Reedsport the Umpqua, the Alsea, the Siletz, the Coos, the list goes on and on. But let’s not forget one important river to Oregon and its beer scene.  The mighty Rogue

In October of 1988 the first Rogue Pub was started in Ashland Oregon and has since grown to 14 pubs and tasting sites. But the Rogue has not just found success in just their locations. As many of you have probably noticed they have come to be a staple in many large grocery stores throughout the state. Whether you are in search of a good 22 or a six pack of Dead Guy, The Rogue’s crafty local beer is most often in reach.

We here in Clatsop county are lucky enough to have one of these fine establishments right here in our own backyard. The Rogue Ales Public House at the east end of Astoria, is just the place to be if you love being on the river as much as you love sipping a cold beer and trying some delicious original eats. With 30 different taps, outside seating, and river views all wrapped up in the historic Pier 39 annery, this spot may just bring out The Rogue in you.

Oh and by the way, to all you Irish Beer drinkers out there.

Have a Happy St. Patricks Day !

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