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April 15, 2016

Portland craft beer scene gets global props

This week, the independent travel publication Matador Network placed Portland at the top of its list of the world’s best cities for craft beer — joining global brew capitals like Munich, Germany, the home of Oktoberfest, and Denver, Colo., home of the Great American Beer Festival.

The travel publication gave a nod to the support that local restaurants have given local breweries — singling out Bissell Brothers Brewery Co., which announced in January that it would be moving to a larger facility at Thompson’s Point.

“[Bissell Brothers] has only been around since 2013, but their Substance Ale is on pretty much every tap in the Portland metro area and beyond,” wrote Matador. “This is a city that welcomes people branching off on their own. And if you can brew a good beer, pretty much every bar in town wants to support you.”

The Old Port Novare Res Bier Cafe’ was also named the “most necessary place to start your beer tour of Portland” by the publication, lauding the business for its 25 rotating taps, in addition to its collection of over 500 bottled brews from across the globe.

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