IBU Public House opened in January of 2016 on SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Portland as an expansion/off-shoot of the successful ABV Public House in Hillsboro, Oregon. IBU offered a new worthy beer and food destination on the westside and garnered some pretty decent reviews from The New School and even Willamette Week, though they struggled to get their footing and were recently sold to beer geek and tech industry veteran Jason Cruse and his partner in May. The team has slowly been implementing changes to the space and hope to eventually open a brewery there.
It can be difficult to even think about beer right now when the world is rising up around the unjust deaths and mistreatment of people of color.
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Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
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