Line-Up of Beers

Both Wills and Bockmore agreed that the Oregon Trail flagship beer should be something light and approachable, but they also wanted it to be distinctive. Bockmore came up with an American interpretation of the Belgian wit style. Although early test…

Surveying Damage

Malt begins its journey through the brewing process at the top of the gravity ladder in this holding bin on the third floor, in a space that doubles as office and milling room. Here, Mel Greiser prepares the graduated grain…

The Revival

Enter Dave Wills. He felt that too much energy and effort had gone into building the brewery for it to die such an unattended death. Though he had Freshops and other businesses demanding his time, he had helped build this…

First Brewing Incarnation

The original brewery was the idea of Jerry Shadomy, an award-winning home brewer from Corvallis, Oregon. Although he had no previous professional brewing experience, Shadomy was able to raise over $80,000 from investors and secure a $30,000 loan for operations….

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