The current issue of Imbibe magazine provides a list of the 100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America.
We searched far and wide to find 100 of the best beer bars in America. We chose not to include large chains or places that are strictly brewpubs concentrating on their own house-made beers. Instead, we opted for smaller venues with diverse and/or unique beer lists, and where owners are truly evangelistic about good beer.
The list is broken down into 10 categories, each of which contains 10 beer venues (in alphabetical order).
Here’s how Portland fared:
Best Locally Brewed Offerings: Green Dragon (928 SE 9th)
Best Beer Shops: Belmont Station (4500 SE Stark)
Best International Selection: Victory (3652 SE Division)
Best Draught Selection: Horse Brass Pub (4534 SE Belmont)
Best Irish-style Pub: Kells (112 SW 2nd)
I’ve upended many pints at Kells, the Horse Brass, and the Green Dragon; and pre-move I’ve procured quite a few beery gifts for friends (and a kickass Fin du Monde t-shirt for myself) at Belmont Station. But The Victory Bar? Never heard of it! Don’t worry though, I’m on it . . . on tap now they have Hennepin Farmhouse Saison, Cantillon Vigneronne Muscat Lambic, St. Bernardus Tripel (via Twitter). I’m on my way!
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