Salemites, below you'll find the first part of a post from a blog I discovered after the owner commented on my own blog. "Farmer Brewing" is asking for some input. Click on the link below to share your thoughts.
"I recently commented on a Salem Blog called What’s Up With That after the author had discussed the lack of local brewpubs in downtown Salem. I know what your thinking, McMennamins has two locations in Salem and The Ram is right across from Willamette University so why would Salem need more breweries? However, let’s face it, these establishments are both chains. Don’t get me wrong, I like McMennamins a lot and while The Ram can make good beer I’ve always had my druthers about their food and atmosphere. Really, it comes down to the fact that Salem really doesn’t have it’s own brewpub. Oregon has the largest number of breweries per capita in the country and the Willamette Valley is pretty much the beer capital of the world. So why is it that Salem is a brewery dead zone? ...." (to read the entire post, click here)