Brewing Bridges 2019 – Northbank Beer Week’s Grand Finale

Another year in the books for Northbank beer week! A great celebration of craft beer in Southwest Washington. From Dwinell in Goldendale to North Jetty in Long Beach, great times….and beer were had.

I was only able to make it to a few events this year, but i’ll be damned if i was going to miss Brewing Bridges.

This collaboration fest has a Washington brewery pair up with an Oregon brewery and create something unique and awesome just for this celebration

Here’s a list of the brew partners this year:

Washington Breweries · Oregon Breweries

54-40 Brewing Co · Gigantic Brewing Company · Grenzliebe Ashtown Brewing Co. · Grain Station Brew Works · Vanngrense Hazy Pale
Backwoods Brewing Company · Ex Novo Brewing · Hunt for Red Oktober Barlows Brewery · Breakside Brewery · The River Runs Through Us IPA
Barrel Mountain Brewing · Boneyard Beer · Barrelyard
Brother Ass Brewing · Vertigo Brewing · Citrafresh Self Down Brother Vertigo
Brothers Cascadia Brewing · Wayfinder Beer · Festbier
Dwinell Country Ales · Ferment Brewing Company · Haywire Everybody’s Brewing · Double Mountain Brewing · The Devil’s Wine (Barrel Aged Blonde)
Fortside Brewing Company · Baerlic Brewing Co. · Lil’ Big Stout
Grains of Wrath · Sunriver Brewing Co. · Like Minded Individuals IIPA
Heathen Brewing · Level Beer · Cross Platform
hookumbrewingco · Mazama Brewing · Back Breaker
Hopworks Urban Brewery · Assembly Brewing · Red Trapper
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales · Von Ebert Brewing · An August Gentleman
Loowit Brewing Company · Hammer & Stitch Brewing Co. · Son of A Gunship IPA
North Jetty Brewing · Reach Break Brewing · Belgian Fog IPA
Northwest Passage Craft Brewery · MadCow Brewing · Hopin’ Mad IPA
Old Ivy Brewery · Rogue Ales & Spirits · C-Hop IPA
Shoug Brewing Co. · Boring Brewing Co · Funky Cool Mosaic
The Heavy Metal Brewing Co · Natian Brewery & Taproom · The Festbier in the World
Trap Door Brewing · Cascade Brewing · Casual Friday
Trusty Brewing Company · Tuebor Beer Company · Peppered Apricot Saison
Victor 23 Craft Brewery · West Coast Grocery Company · Shoplifter
Walking Man Brewing · Portland Brewing · Walk the Line

See that list up there? Yeah, I knew there was no way that I would be able to get to all of them. Not to mention, a lot of the breweries brought other kegs of beer with them to I had to pace myself, so again, I put my husband to work and we tried to taste a little bit of everything, even if we just passed tasters back and forth.

So for my 3 favorite…..and yes, this is all opinion. I did not have a beer there I didn’t like, but there were a few standouts for my tastes.

Grains of Wrath and Sunriver’s IIPA.

This was an odd one for me as I usually am not a fan of IIPAs, but they did a great job on this one.

Portland photographer
Next up, Brother Ass and Vertigo Brewing.

A nice crisp beer for the humid summer day. I might of had this one a few times.

Portland photographer
And last but not least, Walking Man and Portland Brewing’s Walk the Line.
Portland photographer

And now for your choices. Which ones were your favorite AND which breweries should pair up next year?

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