Location: Portland, Oregon
Cascade Brewing was founded in 1998 by owner Art Larrance and brewmaster Ron Gansberg. Sour beers came about by default. The pair had followed the trends of traditional ales and were growing tired of what they referred to as the “hops arms race” of ever-hoppier beers, especially in the Northwest. Both wanted to focus instead on beers that offered an intense sensory experience other than hops. They considered what they could draw upon from the region: an abundant supply of wine barrels from the nearby wine country, and access to delicious and plentiful local fruit. Thanks for joining the Sour Beer Revolution!