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The general manager of Base Camp Brewing in Southeast Portland tends to stand out on the largely deserted streets as he pilots a custom-built cargo bike carting a 30-inch-wide cooler between him and the front wheel. Inside the ice chest are six-packs of beer—and yes, he makes house calls.
The Portland brewing world is being rocked by the news that 97-year-old Oregon City beer distributor General Distributors has been sold to one of the biggest distributors in the country, Portland-based Columbia Distributing. Columbia Distributing itself was acquired by private equity firm the Meritage Group in 2013.
Base Camp is an outdoors-themed brewery known for selling beer in aluminum bottles.
Base Camp Brewing owner Justin Mark Fay was arrested March 30 after allegedly answering the door to two police officers while carrying an illegal make of AR-15 assault rifle, according to court filings obtained by KOIN yesterday.
Base Camp gears itself toward the outdoorsy Portlander. The large Southeast Portland production facility has a cavernous taproom, two semi-permanent food carts, and a beat-up canoe suspended by climbing rope above the bar.
Most Portland fresh-hop beers were hitting taps as we were going to press. Still, some eager beavers managed to release beers in time for our reviewers.
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