Participating 2016 Nano Brewers:
Beaverton, OR 97007
Ridgewalker Brewing is dedicated to the precipice, to the ridge, to the challenge. We strive to make great beer for the great people of the Northwest, who are so inspired and motivated by the natural world.
Established in 2010, The Hoppy Brewer started as a homebrew supply shop and from there, it has grown into a bottle shop, tap-room and now, brewery. If you're ever in Gresham, stop by for a pint, say hi and become, if you are not already, a Hoppy Brewer....
Leikam Brewing is Portland's first Community Supported Brewery (CSB). CSB memberships offer growler fills and access to batches not available to the public. In addition, every beer from Leikam Brewing is certified kosher. Great beers, you can't help but Leikam.
807 NE Couch Street Portland, OR 97232
Cider Riot! is dedicated to producing flavorful, refreshing, dry ciders from Cascandian grown apples. Owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong launched Cider Riot! in his garage just off of East Burnside nearly 3 years ago. He and his team are excited to have recently announced that they are expanding into a new production facility and will be opening a tasting room. Come join them for a pint soon, cheers!
Humble Brewing was a hobby turned obsession for Scott Davis and Chad Freitag. The name is suggestive of both their humble beginnings (and current home) in a detached garage in North Portland and their focus on creating tasty beers that surprise you with their simplicity. Beers that they hope people LOVE to drink, brewed in small batches. Though they've been making beer for the bars and restaurants of Portland since 2011, this will be Humble's second visit to the Nano Beer Fest.
Hop Haus Brewing is a local nano brewery located in Gresham Oregon creating small batch quality standard beer styles and exploring specialty beers which incorporate various additions including fruits, spices, and other fun ingredients.
NE 22nd Way, Vancouver, WA 98684
With over 25 years of combined brewing experience, Sam and Don set out to produce high quality beer that is consistent in flavor for a refreshing drinking experience. They soon found that many people preferred beer that is lower in bitterness than many wildly hopped local brews. Consequently, their beers are more mildly hopped than many Northwest craft beers. Moderate alcohol content and lower carbonation provide a more pleasant gastric experience. This means you can expect great craft beer flavor that can be enjoyed again and again with your friends.
Ethereal Meads is deeply rooted in the honeys and fruits of the Pacific Northwest. "Ethereal" is our best word to describe the mood of a misty, mossy old-growth forest near our home. It is here we find the inspiration for our interpretations of the fantastic beverage that is mead! Each of our meads is named for a forest mood or creature. Our meadmaster, Gary Gross, found that over many years, practically every time he served his mead, someone would say "you should sell this!" After taking a gold medal on his first try at the largest mead competition in the world, he decided to abandon any thought of doing anything but pursuing his passion; to make great mead and to promote mead as a wonderful beverage that deserves to be much more well-known. A chemical engineer and lifelong singer, he sees mead making as the perfect marriage of science and art. "Making mead professionally is crazy fun," he says.
Wolf Tree Brewery is located along Beaver Creek, on a working cattle ranch in Seal Rock, Oregon. The brewery produces beer made from the finest ingredients, including natural spring water from the coastal forests on the ranch and hops grown on the property. The flagship beer, Spruce Tip Ale is made by using spruce tips harvested from Sitka Spruce trees located on the property. The name "Wolf Tree" is also associated with our Spruce Tip Ale. A wolf tree is a forestry term used to describe the biggest tree in the forest, and Sitka Spruce trees are generally the largest trees along this stretch of the coast range. Our mission is to craft unique and distinctive beers that encompass the ranch and surrounding coastal forests.
Founded by three longtime friends and Marine Corps combat veterans, Vagabond is as much about beer as it is about love and family. After serving our country the better part of a decade during a time of war, we set out to find ourselves and our path. That journey tooks us to all corners of the globe. From Central to South America, from Europe to Southeast Asia and beyond. We went looking for meaning and purpose and found love, adventure, and the essence of the human experience. We also found BEER.
No tasting room.
The biggest little brewery in Oregon City. Quality craft brews made locally.
Bent Shovel Brewing proudly creates hand-crafted ales and lagers on our 10 barrel system along the Clackamas River in rural Oregon City. We love quality craft beer and enjoy the community that creating and sharing those beers with others brings. We use only the finest ingredients, sourcing locally whenever possible. We brew a wide range of beers styles including Northwest favorites like IPA, and hoppy red ales, session ales along with flavorful classics like our Belgian Strong Ale and Russian Imperial Stout.
114 NE 133rd Ave, Portland, OR 97230
Based in Portland and launched in 2015, Gateway Brewing invites you to come on over. Founder and head brewer Joel Sheley, brings more than 16 years of industry expertise in roles from brewing through bottling. Available in bars and restaurants around Portland, Gateway beers celebrate the session, relaxing with friends, winding down with coworkers or dining out any night of the week.
The Journey for Pono Brewing began back in 2011 when Larry missed working for a brewery and the freedom of expression that comes in the beer industry. He set out to grow a brewery from the ground up that used his past experience brewing for Pusch Ridge Brewing Company out of Tucson, AZ and his time spent traveling abroad in the Pacific Islands and SE Asia. Pono Brewing was born when he set out to use ingredients from the South Pacific to put interesting twists on craft beer styles. Larry met Josh at an event where both of them were pouring their beer. Larry had a beer called Okole Maluna which means “Bottoms Up” in Hawaiian that had Pineapple, Coconut and Taro Root in it and it tasted like a Pina Colada that was a beer. Josh was pouring his Pineapple Express recipe which is a pineapple Kolsch. When the two of them tried each other’s beers, they knew they had to partner together. Along the journey, Larry met Erick through a mutual friend that insisted they meet because they were very similar and would get along well. I guess their mutual friend was right because Erick quickly became part of the group making Pono Brewing a trio. The 3 Amigos decided that it was time to go pro when home brewing awards and awards from partnering with breweries came in. The journey has been 5 years in the making with the road full of bumps, pot holes, curves and bends but luckily there wasn’t any dead ends. Look for their beers coming to you in 2016! Follow their journey along the way.
Located on a 10-acre farm in the Walla Walla Valley, Dragon’s Gate focuses on producing small batch, Belgian style ale’s while utilizing estate grown hops. Dragon’s Gate uses only the finest ingredients and waters sourced from a deep natural spring beneath the brewery. Brewing up to 20 different ales that are distinctive, complex, and diversified at our farmhouse brewery, each batch takes several months to age, depending on style. Open most Saturday’s and by appointment.
Fire Cirkl produces unique products, resurrecting brewing traditions from antiquity, around the world, one recipe at a time. All of our recipes have a story and cultural history behind the ingredients they contain. All of our recipes are our own creations. We are among those pioneering the use of herbs other than hops. Unlike hops, there are no published numbers to reference for hitting one's targets. One must invent, experiment, and draw on one's gut and experience. Our recipes are not a result of archeological finds, for example, but rather created from research done on the brewing habits of a particular culture and era. We research a colorful culture and their brewing habits, then create a recipe that captures the essence of that culture, adapting it to appeal to the modern palate. Hence our tagline, "Olde recipes with a modern twist."
My journey to Boring Brewing started 24 years ago when I began my ventures in Homebrewing. I read everything related to brewing I could get my hands on. Some would say I was obsessed. I always wanted to open a brewpub or brewery but it was always a dream for me. The stars seemed to align this last year and it looked like it was possible to open a brewery in a accessory building on my property. After jumping through mounds of paperwork, I finally became licensed to brew beer on a commercial level. This is where I bring you Boring Brewing - a Nano Brewery that is focused on quality. Our beers spend the correct amount of time in the fermenter followed by a cold age in a bright beer tank where optimal carbonation and flavor is obtained prior to making it to your pint glass. Look for our beers at the best establishments.
Labrewatory is a craft beer lover's destination. Our selection of beers is constantly changing, and entirely unique. At Labrewatory you will find cutting edge experimentations and new ideas from the best brewers in the World. We invite you to sample and enjoy the future with us!
No tasting room.
Cooper Mountain Ale Works was founded by a small group of tech nerds who extended their penchant for code and chemistry to brewing delicious beer. Add a wine nerd with an accounting problem and we’ve got a team dedicated to making sure our friends and coworkers in SW Portland are never found wanting for a drink. Our mission is to create the beers you didn't even know you loved.
Ambacht Ales are unique, even here in the Pacific Northwest where brewing is an art. Our handcrafted ales are Belgian inspired and influenced by the bounty of our region. Ambacht ales are made using local, organically grown ingredients. Our flavors are balanced, not too hoppy or sweet, brewed with Willamette Valley grown hops. Ambacht ales are mashed at a low temperature, giving them a refreshing dryness, and have a clean, toasty flavor from our organic malts. All of our ales are naturally carbonated by bottle conditioning with Pacific Northwest honey, which gives them a sweet finish. But perhaps the most important ingredient in our ales is time: it takes about three months from brew day until our ales are ready for you to enjoy!
Bushwhacker Cider is the Country’s Original Cider Pub & Portland’s first Cidery, established in 2010 by Jeff and Erin Smith. We started with a small bottle selection that included every cider available in Oregon and now have over 300 ciders in the bottle at our original SE Portland location. Our new restaurant located in NE Portland is the realization of our goal to bring ciders to the masses while allowing us to experiment with pairing Cider, Whiskey, and delicious food.
61123 Tapadera St, Bend, OR 97702
Bridge 99 Brewery is a small batch craft nano brewery that is soon to launch in Bend Oregon.
Red Ox is a production-only 1.5BBL brewery tucked inside a Tigard garage. With a focus on approachable, easy drinking ales, brewers Adam and Matt have been turning out tasty brews to share with friends, neighbors and local pubs since 2014.
The Green Dragon Brew Crew is a small team of volunteer brewers who create unique beers and often collaborate with local homebrewers and brewing clubs to bring their ideas to life and release a new, creative beer each and every week at the Green Dragon Bistro & Pub in SE Portland
Conversion Brewing Company hand crafts sodas, beer and wood fired pizza at 833 South Main Street in the heart of downtown Lebanon, Oregon. We' re committed to removing barriers that separate us by making a family friendly pub, welcoming to all. Our 3bbl brew system enables us to rotate styles frequently and we're always open to suggestions. Stop in. We're open M-Sa from 4pm. Sundays in the near future. Check out our website www.conversionbrewing.com and Facebook page for updates.
Coin Toss Brewing Co was founded in historic Oregon City in March of 2015. We offer a variety of signature brews available by the pint, growler or keg. We are committed to crafting the finest beers in honor of Portland's illustrious history. The Coin Toss moniker is a nod to the fateful event that determined Portland's name. Although Asa Lovejoy may have lost the toss to Francis Pettygrove, we would like to reach through the years and tell him: Heads or Tails? It's Beer. You Win!
After years of brewing dreams, a secret society of Cascadian brewing gnomes asked their ancestors for their coveted herbal formulas. What unfolded was a tradition of brewing which would change their lands forever. Inspired by ancient traditions, our gnomes are conjuring magical organic herbal ales for the people of Cascadia. Find us at your favorite restaurant or taproom.
About Our Event
Started back in 2008, the Nano Beer Fest began at Max's Fanno Creek where the owners were looking for a way to showcase the local small brewers who were coming on the scene. 8 years later it has grown to an annual event featuring 30+ beers, ciders and meads made by some of the most inventive and newest members of the local craft industry! Join us to celebrate (and meet) these rising stars - there will be 'Meet the Brewer' sessions both days, with many brewers participating.