By John Foyston, Special to The Oregonian

June 01, 2010, 2:35PM

22oz_PSU.jpgView full sizeIt just makes sense that Portland State University would have its own beer, and thanks to Rogue Ales, you can now buy  Portland State IPA in 22-ounce bottles with the legend, “Think local, buy local, learn local (ly).”

“It’s a fun way to illustrate PSU’s commitment to sustainability,” said PSU President Wim Wiewel,  “as well as our efforts to engage the community and develop mutually beneficial partnerships.”

In 2008, PSU dedicated a $25 million gift from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation  to strengthening its role as a national leader in sustainability education. Funds help support research into sustainable  food chains, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and green business practices.

“I don’t understand half the stuff they’re doing,” said Rogue CEO Jack Joyce, “but I do know that they’re teaching people to think local — local transportation and local products that are locally grown, locally produced, and locally sold. They call it being sustainable, but we just call it common sense, because we’re part of the community — we think buying local, using alternative transportation and just being a good neighbor are absolutely essential.”

Portland State IPA
can be purchased in retail locations around Portland including the Rogue Ales Distillery and Public House, 1339 N.W. Flanders St. PSU receives no royalties from the sale