Two brothers, Don and Bill Younger purchased the Horse Brass Pub, as it’s known today, back on November 1, 1976. Through the years, the Horse Brass Pub became an institution here in Portland that helped usher in the then microbrew movement that later became the craft beer movement. We owe a lot of gratitude to Don Younger and what he assisted in ushering in that some of us take for granted today.
Now 39 years later the Horse Brass Pub continues on without the beloved founder and on Sunday, November 1st, we will all raise a glass to Don and his brother Bill in celebrating the Horse Brass Pub and its 39th Anniversary. The Brass will be celebrating all weekend long with some exceptional beers that will be pouring as early as Friday, October 30th.
One such beer brewed especially for the Horse Brass’ 39th Anniversary is from Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon. Brewed by well-known brothers, Chris “King C” Ensign, Horse Brass Bartender, and Tim Ensign, sales manager at Fort George Brewery, the two collaborated on Hot Shit Hops IPA. This IPA was brewed on Fort George’s Sweet Virginia pub system and features ample doses of Chinook, Centennial, Mosaic, and Citra hops. We would expect no less from these two!
Here’s a list of the other beers that will be pouring for the anniversary.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.