This Incoming Taproom Wants to Be New Portlanders’ Introduction to the City

When she moved to Portland from Dayton, Ohio, Tia Williamson felt like she landed in the ideal spot: Her new apartment sat right above Natian Brewery’s Burnside taproom, and Williamson wanted to learn as much as she could about craft beer. “I was there all the time,” she says. She started working there with another out-of-towner: Kristine Corey, from Flagstaff, Arizona. When Corey and Williamson lost their jobs in early 2020, their boss, Ian McGuinness, set them up with new gigs, and the two became closer than ever. “We grew closer during the pandemic,” Williamson says. “We drove to work together, we went home together, we spent all our

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