Speaking of Oregon beers. I'll jump in. This is SO hard to narrow it down, There are probably hundreds of brewery's withing 100miles of me.
1) Rouge (Newport, OR) (Dead Guy Ale, this should be a staple in everyones fridge. For those who can get it, their HazelNut Brown Nectar is AMAZING. I am usualy do not like flavored beers, but that is one you must try.)
2) Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR), if you haven't gone to the brewery itself in bend, going there for a beer, or 9
, is worth the trip. Having a Bond Street Brown, tapped on nitro, is where it is at.
3) Mac & Jacks Brewery (Redmond, WA), African Amber...Yum.
4) McMenamins (Portland, OR) -- They get on here, for Pub's that range from an Elementry School, converted to a pub, to old farm houses, turned into hotels and pubs. Their brew ain't bad either.
#5, I really can't descide. There are a ton of great really small brewery's around here. I really don't know if I can pick form some of the really small places.