New Breweries and Taprooms
As the Tualatin Valley continues to grow, so does the number of new places to enjoy Oregon-made beverages. The Tualatin Valley is located in the heart of “Beervana,” and is exploding onto Portland’s craft beer scene.
In December, Lake Oswego-based Stickmen Brewing opened its new production facility and barrel room, complete with a taproom, in Tualatin. This Oregon craft brewery has earned several accolades, including winning a gold medal at the Oregon Beer Awards in 2016. The Stickmen Brewing Company Tualatin Beer Hall features a variety of craft brews, including year-round, seasonal and experimental beers, as well as barrel-aged and nitro beers. The brewery serves individual-sized wood-fired pizzas made from a pizza oven imported from Italy.
Also new is Ridgewalker Brewing, located in the heart of Forest Grove. The brewery, which was the brainchild of two childhood friends, is a one-barrel brewhouse, which specializes in hop-forward American-style ales. While IPAs rule here, Ridgewalker also brews red, amber, brown and wild ales, which pair nicely with its menu of smoked foods available for purchase on site.
The city of Tigard opened not one, but two new taprooms in recent months:
The Tigard Taphouse, a quaint taproom housed in a craftsman-style house near Main Street, and features 26 rotating taps of craft beer, cider and wine. The taphouse also features games, backyard fire pits and live music.
Hops on Tap, located on Pacific Highway, is a new taphouse serving 31 taps of beer, cider, kombucha, mead and wine.
This spring, the city of Beaverton will be home to Little Beast Brewing, a new craft brewery featuring fine, farmhouse style beers from veteran brewer Charles Porter, previously Founding Brewer at Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. Porter will begin brewing and bottling in Beaverton, Oregon in a space adjoining the Westgate Bourbon Bar & Taphouse.