Gather around and help us celebrate Oregon’s Craft Beer Month! We will bring to you over 80 beers worth sharing, from your local favorites to some very rare finds, you will be invited to taste any brews that you choose. We will be announcing brands as we get them so check back frequently to get the latest news.
We will also bring to you a fine selection of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wines so be sure to stop by for a glass of your local favorite.
Santiam Brewing is located in the industrial unit on the corner of McGilchrist and 19th Street in Salem. They house a 10 barrel brewery and tasting room with 15 Santiam Brewing craft beers on tap. Santiam Brewing features a dedicated cask bar (at cellar temperature), with four cask conditioned ales on tap from their beer engines. Stop by their friendly tasting room for one of Salem’s finest beers.
Once based out of the woods of Turner, OR, Gilgamesh Brewing has expanded into a new facility in South Salem on Madrona Avenue. The three Radtke brothers, and father Lee, spent the summer of 2012 recreating a once grass seed warehouse into a full scale brewery and its office building into a handcrafted restaurant featuring custom woodwork and metal fabrication. Pringle Creek runs along the covered back patio which opens up into the large back yard of the property which creates a nice ambiance. Their motto is “a beer for everyone” and the range of selection provides the delicious proof. The pride and passion the Gilgamesh guys have for their fine crafted beers originates from their family’s nature to build inspiring creations.
Salem Ale Works
Salem Ale Works is a quaint brewery forged from awesomeness and tempered by badassity. Their beers are bold and flavorful and offerings diverse. They are a brewery founded on the motto that “friends don’t let friends drink swill”.
They honor the rich history of Salem, striving to have fun while passionately writing the latest chapter in our capital’s brewing legacy. Drop by the SAW Brewery and enjoy a pint from one of their 10 taps which can be enjoyed adjacent to the production area or in a growler to go.
Vagabond Brewing is a craft brewery located in Salem, Oregon. They are a close group of free thinkers and free wheelers, wanderers and outlaws, friends old and new. Brewing is their passion and love of life and adventure is what drives their company. Beer. Love. Adventure. It’s what they are all about.
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Oregon’s first commercial hop-growing operation was started in Buena Vista (Polk County) in 1867, but by 1880 most of the state’s hops were being grown in Springfield. In fact, the original Hop Valley Brewery and Restaurant was built on land that once was the epicenter of the hop-growing world. In addition to Springfield, hops were being grown in Santa Clara, Crow, Coburg and Goshen. (Legend has it this is where the phrase “a hopping place” originated, but it is our legend and thus is, more than likely, a complete fabrication.)
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks presses and blends over 20 cider apple varietals to craft their ciders. They have cider specific apples originated from France, England, and pre-prohibition America, but are grown now in Oregon. These heirloom varieties are essential for the depth of flavor, excellent body, and delightful aromatics of their distinctive ciders. All our their ciders are always GLUTEN FREE.
Located in the heart of South Salem, b2 Taphouse has many rotating wine and craft beer taps showcasing the unique style of Oregon and surrounding states. Drop in for a quick pint or fill your growler to go. The b2 Taphouse will meet your craft beer needs. They offer 32 different crafts ranging from local breweries here in Salem to countless breweries throughout Oregon. If they don’t have what you want, let them know and they will get it on tap.
Venti’s strives to carry unique microbrews and ciders. At their downtown location, they have four taps upstairs and six taps downstairs and the selection changes as soon as a keg blows. Their South Salem location has 24 rotating taps, including two nitro, two cask engines, and over 100 different bottled beers. The local beer-drinking crowd is enthusiastic and often gets to help select the next keg. Venti’s opts for Oregon and NW brews but occasionally throws something different out there. Beer flows all day in their warm, lively, fabulous atmosphere. Go check it out. It is the place to be.