Saxer Brewing Company - Saxer Public Lager
- ABV: 4.7%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 20
- Serving Temperature: 40-45° F
Henry Saxer was among the vanguard in a growing parade of pioneer Northwest brewers who brought their art to a thirsty frontier. Introducing the careful brewing methods of the Old Country, these adventurous brewers set themselves to the task of satisfying what seemed to be a limitless demand. Saxer's modest beer plant was near First and Davis Streets in downtown Portland. It was the first of a number of early breweries in the Northwest Territory.
Eight years after beginning brewing in 1852, Henry Saxer's original small wooden house had grown to three large adjoining two-story buildings. In 1862 Saxer sold his brewery to a young German brewer named Henry Weinhard from neighboring Fort Vancouver, across the Columbia River. Thus began the epoch of Oregon's longest-running brewing company. Today, The Saxer Brewing Company carries the name of its pioneer namesake because he embodies the spirit and tradition of making the finest handcrafted beer in the Pacific Northwest.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, check out their web site at www.saxerbeer.com.
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