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The Friday beer: Migration Brewing’s MPA

Migration Brewing’s MPA.
Paul Gibson
Migration Brewing’s MPA.

On a recent trip to Portland I was hoping to stop by a brewery I hadn’t been to before. That’s not a hard thing to do in Portland. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild “there are 47 breweries operating in Portland, more than any other city in the world.”  

“The Portland metro area is the largest craft brewing market in the U.S. with the most number of breweries at 61,” the Guild continued.

Suffice it to say it’s not hard to find new beers or places to drink in The City of Roses.

Migration Brewing Company was my lucky find on this trip. After working through a sampler of their fine beers I decided on a pint of their MPA. It’s almost a cross between an English IPA and a Pacific Northwest pale ale – as noted in a video on Migration’s website – and it really hit the spot.

Brewery: Migration Brewing Co.
Consumed at: Migration Brewing Co.
ABV: 5.2%
Description: Pale Ale

I encourage you try a beer you’ve never had this weekend and would love to have you report back on what you find. Happy Friday!

NW Craft Brews” is a new weekly Web feature published Fridays here at Let us know what your favorite beer is right now, either here or on our Facebook page. Cheers!

Guest contributor Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, but he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can find more photos and follow Paul on Twitter at @pdgibson.