Sasquatch Brewing To Expand To Second Location In Portland’s Northwest Industrial Area

Rendering for the new Sasquatch Brewery in Northwest Industrial are of Portland. (image courtesy of SUM Design Stuido + architecture)
Rendering for the new Sasquatch Brewery in Northwest Industrial are of Portland. (image courtesy of SUM Design Stuido + architecture)

Having opened its doors back in 2011, Sasquatch Brewing is now set to expand its brewing operations to an additional larger location in Portland’s Northwest Industrial area. This new production facility and taproom will be located at 2531 NW 30th Avenue in the same building as Boedecker Cellars and a block south of Portland Brewing Company. (Sasquatch Brewery will team up with Boedecker Cellars and Leah Jørgensen Cellars for NW Industrial Street Market: Wine, Beer, Cider & Bites, with details at the end of this article.)

With its original brewery and pub location staying in Hillsdale, Sasquatch Brewing will now be able to drastically increase its output in its lineup of beers and its New West Cider lineup at its upcoming production facility. Currently owner Tom Sims and Head Brewer Mike Paladino have been brewing on its original 7-barrel brewhouse in Hillsdale. If you’ve ever seen Sasquatch’s brewery you know that there’s very little space to move around, much less place any additional tanks.

A look inside at the work necessary to complete the buildout of the new Sasquatch Brewery in Portland's Northwest Industrial area.
A look inside at the work necessary to complete the buildout of the new Sasquatch Brewery in Portland’s Northwest Industrial area.
Plan set for the new second location of Sasquatch Brewery.
Plan set for the new second location of Sasquatch Brewery.
2531 NW 30th Avenune will be the new home of the production brewery and taproom for Sasquatch Brewery.
2531 NW 30th Avenune will be the new home of the production brewery and taproom for Sasquatch Brewery.

“The new space is a historic bowstring truss building in Portland’s Northwest Industrial area – about a block south of Portland Brewing. We will be putting in a 15 bbl system from Practical Fusion along with a 90 bbl fermenter devoted to cider production. At over 4000-square-feet, the new location will allow us to focus on projects that we haven’t had the room for: packaging, barrel aging and lagering amongst them,” states manager Alex Beard in an email. “The current brewery in our Hillsdale brewpub will stay where it is, and we’ll be using it for small batch projects and more experimental stuff.”

From visiting the new location this space is impressive with its tall bow-trussed ceiling in a building that dates back to 1919. On the remodel Sasquatch Brewing is working with SUM Design Studio + architecture. The new taproom will have space to seat approximately 44 with a look that will continue with the industrial area that the brewery will be located in. As with many breweries, Sasquatch will have a nice large roll up door that is already installed that will offer nice airflow for its taproom patrons. Once open later this summer or early fall, look for about 20 taps pouring a wide range of in house beer and ciders.

The new brewery will be a three-vessel 15-barrel system along with four 15-barrel fermenters and four 15-barrel brite tanks all produced by Practical Fusion. When it comes to the cider portion of the product facility there will be space for two dedicated 90-barrel cider fermenters. This space will be lead by Paladino where the originally brewery will be led by Sims.

Boedecker Cellars in Portland's Northwest Industrial area.
Boedecker Cellars in Portland’s Northwest Industrial area.

On Saturday, May 21, Sasquatch Brewing will be hosting an open house as part of NW Industrial Street Market: Wine, Beer, Cider & Bites with Boedecker Cellars and Leah Jørgensen Cellars. The Street Market will be held in front of Boedecker Cellars and the new Sasquatch Brewing location at NW 30th Avenue and NW Industrial from Noon to 5:00pm.

Since the month of May is Oregon Wine Month both Boedecker Cellars and Leah Jørgensen Cellars decided to host a block party and invite its new neighbors Sasquatch Brewery in for the fun afternoon. NW Industrial Street Market will feature an afternoon of fine wine, beer, cider and bites featuring Boedecker Cellars, Leah Jørgensen Cellars, and Sasquatch Brewing. Live music will be provided from Eric John Kaiser as he’ll be performing his Parisian-Americana music at Staver Warehouse, the event space for Leah Jørgensen Cellars.

Boedecker Cellars produces premium Pinot Noir and other varietals from the Willamette Valley, while Leah Jørgensen Cellars specializes in “Loiregon” Cabernet Franc and other varietals inspired by France’s Loire Valley but grown in Southern Oregon. Sasquatch will be serving up an old fashioned BBQ with sausage, ribs, and various veggie options along with pouring a few selections of its beers.

Advance tickets are now on sale for $20.00 each at Eventbrite. At the door tickets will be $25.00 and entry is $10.00 for non-drinkers.

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