It's not just about wine. Please don't forget the beer and cider. Oregon has the most microbreweries of any state in the nation. It is home to more than 185 breweries operating over 220 facilities. As the Oregon Craft Beer Association says, "So many beers, so little time."
Cideries are a fast-burgeoning feature in the Northwest scene. We should know, as we are part owners of Xylem Cidery, which we strongly recommend (imagine that). The varieties of ciders are expanding rapidly, and cidermasters seem to be eager to outdo beer and wine for imaginative flavors and styles.
Breweries local to us include Golden Valley Brewery and Allegory Brewery in McMinnville, Carlton Cyderworks, and Deception Brewing in Dundee. Xylem is a bit farther away in Sherwood.
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