If you’re a beer lover, the Pacific Northwest is basically paradise. Portland is referred to as the “Microbrew Capital of the World,” and there are plenty of small-batch breweries outside Portland, as well. Of course, our neighbors to the north are no slouches in the suds department, either; the state of Washington is home to more than 130 craft brewers.
Here in the upper-left, you can get great beer just about anywhere, but there are a few brewers that are simply a cut above the rest; the brewers’ brewers. The cream of the crop. The upper echelon.
We’d like to take a minute to draw attention to one of our personal favorites: Migration Brewing. Judging from last year’s Drink Portland Best Local Brewery results, we’re not the only ones in love with this scrappy independent brewery. Still, we’re pretty sure some of you have yet to sample their wares, and we’re absolutely certain that you should. Unless you’re a teetotaler, in which case, you should still try Migration’s food.
Migration Brewing started in the fall of 2008 by four dudes who connected on their passion for beer. By 2010 they began brewing in the Pacific Northwest and they have kept their business independently run every since, and that includes independent distribution. At Laughing Planet you can often find their beer on tap, because we think it is one of the tastiest local brews we can find.
Sample the smooth, malty citrus goodness of MPA. Immerse yourself in the complex, mildly sweet richness of Terry’s Porter. Kick back with the easy-going deliciousness of Clems Cream, a silky blond ale light on hops but rich in flavor.
Those are just a few of our favorites. We haven’t even talked about Lupulin IPA, Old Silenius, Glisan St. Dry Hop, or any of Migration’s catch-them-if-you-can seasonal brews. We could go on for hours, but we’re sure you have things to do. Suffice it to say that they are excellent, and if you love beer, you owe it to yourself to experience them with your own tongue.
What else is special about Migration Brewing Company? Their food is great, if we do say so ourselves. And we know food.
We know that most of the time, you’re probably jonesing for delicious eats from Laughing Planet, but we also accept that once in a while, you might want to see what else is out there. Don’t worry: we don’t take it personally.
If you happen to be in the mood for for something a little different, stop by Migration and check out their menu. There’s plenty to like there… food made from spent grain, local produce, bacon cheddar prune bites!
Or, if you’d like to see how Migration’s sublime libations taste with your favorite burrito (it’s a match made in heaven), then stop by your local Laughing Planet. See you soon!
[Photo Credit: MigrationBrewing]