Beer Adventure in Astoria Oregon: Part One--Go West Young Man
A few weeks ago, I went on a journey to check out the beer scene in Astoria Oregon. Between then and now, I've been juggling a lot and running behind in a few things. I really had no timetable for getting this finished, but I thought it would be finished in the first week or two. That didn't happen. The other night, I went out for a beer (or two) to organize the notes I had taken on my trip. Only then did I realize that I was in for a real treat. As I gazed down at my inebriated scribblings, I immediately wanted to title this piece "Fear and Loathing in Astoria" as I tried to piece together the story of that fateful trip. So, come along with me on my journey West to discover what's brewing in Astoria.
For those of us in Portland, Astoria is about 2 hours away. This provides some interesting obstacles. This distance doesn't really make Astoria a great day trip beer excursion. I know it would be hard for me to find an unpaid chauffeur willing to drive for a four hour round trip to watch me drink beer. The next option is to elevate the trip to an overnight stay, and extend the excursion time and cost of the adventure. For most people, once a trip turns from a day trip to an overnight trip, they will start to weigh the cost and benefit ratio a little more closely. So, let's get to it and see what Astoria has to offer for a weekend beer adventure.
There's a lot to talk about, so I'll break this trip down into a few installments. Check back to see what Astoria has to offer as beer after delicious beer pummel my facts into oblivion.
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