Despite having more craft breweries than any other city in the world, Portland, and the rest of the country, is suffering through a hops glut. It is so bad that some growers are not even bothering to harvest the pungent bitter little buds. Since no other style of beer takes more hops to produce than IPA, it seems to us that it is every Oregonian’s (and craft beer lover’s) duty to down an extra pint of IPA for the sake of the farmers.
To find out more about the hop glut see the recent Oregonian article: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/10/glut_of_hops_unlikely_to_lower.html
If you want to learn more about IPA’s and Oregon’s craft beer scene in genera then you should book one of our Beervana tours.