Best Beers in the Pacific Northwest

"If you're going to drink, you might as well do it in the home of craft beer in the US."

1. pFriem Pilsner

From a brewery that built a reputation for spectacular sour beers comes a traditional pilsner done to absolute perfection.

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A woman holds a beer at pFriem Family Brewers in Hood River, Oregon for Dirt Road Travels.

2. Cloudburst Hotline Bling IPA

Nothing is ever brewed twice in this building, but don't let that stop you from drinking one (or eight) of the current IPA when you visit.

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A Cloudburst Hotline Bling IPA sits on a table in Seattle, Washington for Dirt Road Travels.
Cloudburst, Seattle

3. Fremont Dark Star Imperial Stout

People literally wait in line for hours for a single bottle of this beer. As soon as you taste it you'll know why.

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Fremont Dark Star Imperial Stout, Seattle

4. Solera Peche Lambic

From the brewmaster equivalent of Monet comes a craft-beer-rennaisance. Peaches grown mere feet from the brewhouse make this a true specialty.

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Solera Peche Lambic, Hood River

5. Holy Mountain Wit

This beer might as well be named "I'll Take Another"

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Holy Mountain, Seattle

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