1174 Highway 99W, Dundee, 971-832-8054, deceptionbrewingco.com. 4-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 4-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday, noon-9 pm Sunday.
Dundee's smallest brewery is situated alongside a dispensary and a taco truck in what is probably the chillest parking lot in the Willamette Valley. Served by a grizzled ex-Portlander—who we learned left town because of the city's ample opportunities to blow one's paycheck on drink—we sampled all 10 of Deception's brews, the gleaming kettles in view. The velvet-smooth Apricot Cream Ale, winner of best beer at McMinnville's Oregon Brews & BBQs festival, is decidedly the best beer in the building, enough so that it is worth carting a growler or two out to the valley to bring home reserves. If you're hungry or driving, make sure to take advantage of Deception's bring-your-food policy, or order delivery from La Sierra Mexican Grill across the street, as onsite food is limited to Kirkland Signature beer nuts.
Drink This: Apricots, cream, rinse, repeat.