India red ale, 6.1%
SE & Williams/Vancouver
IRAs are on the rise right now, causing us to simultaneously celebrate and make off-color U2 jokes. Hopworks' take is a fine addition to the growing field.
Sure, in 30 years, Widmer’s put out superior beers, but its flagship is basically the OG of Oregon’s craft beer movement. It’s hard to imagine a Portland where people were confused by an unfiltered beer. Never forget!
Rye pilsner, 5.7%
Base Camp’s come a long way in a couple short years, and while it's still working out some kinks, its mission to create beers to quaff in the great outdoors seems complete. The Rye Pils is a great campfire beer and, thankfully, comes in a metal bottle, just in case you drop it while imbibing deep in the woods.