Oregons oldest craft brewery, BridgePort Brewing Company of Portland, is on its way to Binnys.  BridgePort earmarked Illinois to be the 19th state to feature their beers, picking the week of August 16th as a tentative release date (although we may see it earlier). Bridgeport will be offering up two hoppy brews in the Land of Lincoln, their award winning IPA, as well as Hop Czar, which is a double IPA.

We had a chance to sample Bridgeports IPA, which has previously been decorated with gold and silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival.  We found that the 5.5% ABV IPA is a balanced version of the style, with citrusy hops accompanied nicely by sweet caramel malts.  The beer sets itself aside from many other IPAs due to the fact that it is bottle conditioned, drinkable, and not overloaded with bitter hops.

We are excited to add another offering from the great beer state of Oregon to our ranks, with the likes of Rogue and Widmer products.  The beers of Bridgeport will not only stand out because of their great taste, they will be the only IPA and double IPA in our stores available in 12-packs.  Which beer from Oregon would you like to see hit our shelves?