Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana

Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana


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Portland Beer: Crafting the Road to Beervana by Pete Dunlop

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609498818
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: American Palate
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Pete Dunlop has been enjoying Oregon craft beers since 1989. Before arriving in Portland, he earned a MA in History at Washington State University. Since coming to the Portland area, Pete has taught high school journalism and worked in marketing communications for several organizations. Visit the companion blog at BeervanaBuzz.com. Angelo De Ieso is the founder of BrewPublic.com. He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column and LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine.

Table of Contents

Foreword Angelo De Ieso 7

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 13

Prologue 17

Chapter 1 Beginnings: Weinhard's Beachhead 21

Chapter 2 Wrong Way: Road to Prohibition 34

Chapter 3 Prohibition: An Unwanted Disaster 41

Chapter 4 Repeal: Happy Days Are Here Again 52

Chapter 5 Long Shadow: Blitz-Weinhard's Decline and Legacy 62

Chapter 6 Changing Times: The Origins of Craft 73

Chapter 7 Crucial Element: The Brewpub Revolution 87

Chapter 8 Building Beervana: Craft Beer Goes Mainstream 103

Epilogue. Why Portland? 119

Appendix I SB 813 (Brewpub Bill) 125

Appendix II Beerology 129

Bibliography 133

Index 137

About the Author 144

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