Library features Portland Brew Stories collection; community events

PORTLAND, Ore. — March 17, 2016 — Portland loves craft brewing, and now our library reflects that passion. Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents our culture, history and passion for beer in our community. The collection includes videos, photos, labels and much more from 14 amazing breweries (see videos by Hopstoriesteaser; Ecliptic; Gigantic; Migration).

Central Library hosted a kickoff event for Portland Brew Stories in February. More than 60 members of the public heard a talk on the history of brewing and sampled beers from six participating breweries.

Since early February, more than 2,600 people have explored the collection. There are more Brew Stories events coming up this spring, including workshops on growing hops and beer history in Portland.

This project is a collaborative effort between the library and participating breweries with support and assistance from Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives at Oregon State University Library.

Logo for Portland Brew Stories