Culmination Brewing Expands Its Food Menu Under New Chef CJ Mueller

CJ Mueller, executive chef at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
CJ Mueller, executive chef at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Culmination Brewing is moving toward their goal of becoming a brewery that is focused on farm-to-table, seasonal menu, focused on beer pairings with the hiring of its new executive chef. CJ Mueller, took over the Culmination kitchen on November 3, 2016.

CJ is a Portland native, who has been a chef for 10 years, but also a home brewer for the past five years. Owner, Tomas Sluiter, says his initial vision for the brewery was to be a “culmination of beer, food, and community.” They are one step closer by moving to a farmhouse food menu which pairs well with its diverse line-up of beers on tap.

Brewpublic had the opportunity to sample some of the new offerings with beer pairings. The quality of the pairings were quite good, despite working from a pretty small kitchen. Some of our favorites are pictured below.

Thompson Farms Broccoli at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Thompson Farms Broccoli at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Gruyere 3 ways with chanterelle mushrooms at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Gruyere 3 ways with chanterelle mushrooms at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Sous-vide steak at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Sous-vide steak at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Additionally, on November 8th, 2016, Culmination Brewing began its 8 Weeks of Oysters. Every Tuesday, from 4pm – 8pm (or until gone), order a limited and rotating, three or six oysters on a half shell dish. Tuesday oysters will go thru December 27th, 2016.

Culmination Brewing Trumpet Major Burton Ale at its tasting room. at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Culmination Brewing Trumpet Major Burton Ale at its tasting room. at Culmination Brewing. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

Culmination Brewing
2117 NE Oregon St
Portland, Oregon 97232

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