McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon
Mike and Brian McMenamin are known throughout the Pacific Northwest for taking the definition of "pub" to its most impressive extremes.
In addition to restaurants that serve McMenamins' custom beer, and brewpubs where that beer is made, they've also converted elementary schools into multibar compounds, and turned various old properties into music venues, hotels and family friendly resorts built around golf courses and soaking pools.
Their most ambitious project was one of their earliest -- Edgefield was an old farm that had fallen on hard times.
In 1990 the brothers turned it into an expansive home for the company's upscale and experimental attractions.
A 20-minute drive from downtown Portland, Edgefield has a distillery, winery, brewery, spa, movie theater and outdoor music venue, in addition to 10 restaurants and bars, two three-par golf courses, gardens, a gift shop and several live-in artisans whose clay and glasswork are available for purchase.
Edgefield has become locally popular as a site for weddings, and the summer concert series (Stevie Wonder, Adele, Sigur Ros, among others have played) has an enormous following.
With so much to do at Edgefield, it's hard to know where to begin, but grabbing a pint of Hammerhead ale and wandering through one of America's most unique beer-centric destinations is a good start.
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, Oregon; 503-669-8610; from $120 per night
Hop 'N Bed at Chatoe Rogue, Independence, Oregon
Looking to bring a winery-type experience to beer lovers, Pacific Northwest stalwart Rogue Ales opened its micro-hopyard and barley farm in 2010.
Visitors explore the grounds and taste brewed-on-site beers from the exclusive Grow Your Own series.
The farm -- which also has a pumpkin patch, vegetable garden and scores of animals -- is located on nearly 50 acres adjacent to the Willamette River, making day trips from Portland or Salem a cinch.
For full immersion in the day-to-day operations of an environmentally sustainable beer operation, Rogue Farm's Hop 'N Bed, a new B&B inside the property's 100-year-old farmhouse, gives guests access to facility tours, as well as the tasting room overlooking land that for multiple generations has grown some of the world's most sought after hops.
Directions to Rogue Farms are available by land, air and sea, letting you plot your trip by private plane, kayak or car. Valet is free for cyclists and horse riders.
Hop 'N Bed at Chatoe Rogue, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence, Oregon; 503-838-9813; from $140 per night