328 N Main Ave., Gresham, 328-8474, oregonshoppyplace.com. 11 am-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm Friday, 9 am-6 pm Sunday.
[NANOSKI] Krauski's is the business name for the brewery
inside the Hoppy Brewer, a combination bottle shop-homebrew supply
store-taproom-brewery. It's a prime example of how the craft-beer craze
has spread to suburbia. This is the kind of place, located in what is
best described as revitalized old Gresham, that might even draw
inquisitive patrons from the city. If you build it, people may come. The
Hoppy Brewer opened in 2010, but the Krauski's part of the operation
launched more recently. They brew on a tiny nano system, so don't expect
to find more than two or three house beers available at any given time.
A barleywine sampled on a recent visit was a little thick, but they
brew several well-regarded IPAs. And the guest tap list is loaded with
great beers from Oregon and beyond. There's no kitchen here, but patrons
are welcome to bring food from one of many nearby eateries.
DRINK THIS: Try the Plunge Triple IPA or the slightly less aggressive Gun Barrel Imperial IPA.