2009.03.07 - Barleywine Festeroon

It's been in the works for awhile, and we're finally releasing the secret information about beer in Portland. As most great ideas, it started out as notes on napkins and coasters at local breweries. Over the last few weeks, the idea has jumped off of the page and worked it's way into our site.

We've gathered the greatest minds from the Portland beer scene and put them to the task of recommending Portland beers. Some of the contributors include Angelo De Ieso II (Brewpublic.com), Bill (It's Pub Night), Brett N. (portlandbeer.org), Dave Selden (BS Brewing), Derek (Beer Around Town), Ian S. (portlandbeer.org), Jeff Alworth (Beervana), Kerry Finsand (Taplister), Lisa Morrison (beergoddess.com), Red Diamond (a frequent contributor to Beer Advocate and Beer Northwest magazines), and Samurai Artist (Brewer, artist, beertender and brewery consultant).

We've taken these results and created a few lists of recommended beers in Portland: Year Round Beers, Seasonal Beers, Top Beers By Brewery, etc. The results are live and as new beers come out and contributors update their recommendations, the list will change. We've added a Portland Beer Recommendations box on the home page. Clicking on any of the beer names will bring you to the stats page where you can peruse the results.

What will this do for you? Well, besides being beautiful eye-candy, hopefully it will help you find great beer. Maybe you're coming into town and need a good place to start. Maybe you're a local and haven't tried all of the beers on the list. Maybe you're just a fan of lists and beer.

Like all of our content, this information is for you. Please let us know what you think so that we can always keep improving! Cheers!