Introducing the People Behind the Tualatin Valley’s Craft Beer
The Oregon beer story is more than 150 years in the making, with the breweries setting up shop in the mid-1800s, when the state’s craft brewing industry took off.
Early pioneers of this industry include Dick and Nancy Ponzi—founders of Ponzi Vineyards—who started Bridgeport Brewing company in 1984, one of the first craft breweries in the Greater Portland area.
The craft brewers in the Tualatin Valley share a common trait: innovation and passion.
Today, the Tualatin Valley boasts nearly a dozen breweries, each brewing its own style of distinctive, craft beers.
Meet the artisans who are helping put the Tualatin Valley on the “Beervana” map.