Back in the summer of 2010 Mike Wright took the leap from home brewing to open one of Portland’s first nano-breweries, Beetje Brewing. Setting up shop in the garage of his Southeast Portland home, Wright began brewing on his not so quite 1.5 barrel system. Having found an appreciation for Belgian style beers, Wright took aim at this style.
Wright hit the limelight so to speak when Urban Farmhouse Ale had its inaugural tapping during Brewpublic’s Microhopic 2 at Bailey’s Taproom in early September of 2010. Those in attendance took notice of his light, thirst quenching Belgian inspired beer. As his beers became more and more popular he realized that he would need to find a larger space and a much larger brew system.
It was in December 2011 when Wright unlocked the doors to his new brewery in Inner Southeast Portland. Now with a new name, The Commons Brewery, and a much larger brew system he was ready to take on the challenge of eventually leaving his day job as an IT Manager for Multnomah County into a full time brewing position. Read More…
This post was written by D.J. Paul on November 26, 2014