Astoria Brewing/Wet Dog Cafe to Open New Brewery and Begin Canning
Astoria, Oregon's "other" brewery is often called the Wet Dog Cafe, which is actually the name of the pub. Astoria Brewing has been brewing longer than its peers in town in some tiny, cramped brewhouse quarters. Nevertheless, the small brewery has managed to win the public over with hits such as the Bitter Bitch Imperial IPA.
You can occasionally find Astoria Brewing's beers in Portland when Head Brewer John Dalgren makes one of his frequent trips to town to drop off kegs. However, those trips have become less frequent with increasing demand at the pub and elsewhere in the region, so it is exciting that owners have opted to purchase a second space for a taphouse and another brewery while leaving the current location as is. More than just being able to offer more draft beer, this will allow Astoria Brewing to finally install the canning line it purchased over a year ago.