Base Camp Brewing Co | 930 SE Oak St
You can practically smell the testosterone at this brainchild of former Klamath Basin Brewing Co brewer Justin Fay. If the North Face opened a bar, this would be it: exposed timber beams, tables chainsawed out of hunks of fir, chairs woven from climbing ropes, adventure images postcarding the walls, a giant canoe hanging from the ceiling, and 10 brews made on-site. (Be warned: in this super-gnarly atmosphere, men can outnumber women at an astonishing ratio.) Wishing you could toast a marshmallow at the fire pit outside? The bar staff will blowtorch one for you when you order a pint of the S’more Stout.
You’re Drinking: The balanced and slightly fruity Meridian Hops Magnetic IPA—the second in Base Camp’s “Meridian Series” of brews made with the “bastard hops” that sprouted wild in one Willamette Valley farmer’s field.