Many have called Don Younger the ‘undisputed Godfather’ of the craft brewing cult that had its origins in Portland, Oregon and now has spread far and wide. Don Younger died yesterday from leading life his way (indulgent habits). But, he was a benevolent soul, who drew others up and opened doors for others in the craft brew industry. I recall the Horse Brass Pub of old, and how it evolved through Don Younger.
“He was the heart of Beervana, and not just Portland, he touched so many people in one way or another: if you’ve ever enjoyed a craft beer, you have Don Younger to thank in some way.” Lisa Morrison critic of the extensive Oregon Beervana scene.