|Hopworks Urban Brewery
2944 SE Powell Boulevard | Portland, OR 97202
Portland, Oregon is regularly rated among America’s top craft beer cities. According to oregoncraftbeer.org, it’s estimated that 53% percent of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon. There are currently 58 breweries in Portland and 84 in the Portland metro area.
I recently had a chance to visit Portland, Oregon, and while I did not visit all 84 Portland-area breweries, I did manage to check out 14 stand out breweries.
Hopworks Urban Brewery, located on Powell Boulevard in Southeast Portland was founded in 2007 by Christian Ettinger. Ettinger completed the Intensive Brewing and Science and Engineering courses from the American Brewers Guild and was awarded the World Beer Cup Champion Brewmaster while brewing at Laurelwood Pub and Brewery in Portland.
Hopworks Urban Brewery is considered an eco-brewpub, offering organic, handcrafted beers made using renewable power. The Powell location offers a family friendly restaurant, bicycle bar, and outdoor beer garden.
The 20 barrel brewery keeps the 18 taps at Hopworks flowing with options like POG IPA brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava, the multi-grain coffee stout Organic Survival Stout, and the American-style session wheat beer Nonstop Hef Hop. Hopheads will enjoy Gear Up IPA, Organic Ace of Spades Imperial IPA, and the all-time best seller Organic Hopworks IPA.
The food menu includes starters like Hopworks Famous Pretzel, Organic Single Hop Hummus, and Warrior Wings. Choose from a selection of soups, salads, sandwich, and burgers, or try a favorite like the Thai Tempeh Wrap or ESB Brined Pork Chop. There are also pizza and calzones with unique combinations like Going Green with basil pesto, sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, marinated artichoke hearts, and all-natural chicken.
Hopworks Urban Brewery is open Sunday to Thursday 11 AM to 11 PM with Happy Hour 9 PM to close and Friday to Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM with Happy Hour 10 PM to close. There is a kids menu. Beer can be purchased to go in cans, bottles, or growlers. There is an off-street parking lot, but doesn’t it seem more appropriate to ride your bike?