As the Salem, Oregon beer scene continues to mature, Salem Ale Works is happy to announce that it will relocate its brewery and taproom to a much needed larger space. Justin Ego and Jake Bonham, two college friends and former wildland firefighters, founded Salem Ale Works four years ago. Soon the two will move its operations 2/10ths of a mile south of its current facility to 2315 25th St SE.
“After a little over a year of searching for a new location that fit our needs, we are thrilled to have found the right fit and to expand our footprint in the Salem brewery scene. We are excited for the future and look forward to sharing it with the craft beer fans of Salem,” states Jake Bonham, co-founder of Salem Ale Works, in a release.
The new location will offer 5,400 square feet of space that will allow for expanded brewing capacity and a larger taproom with seating for 70 along with 12 house beers on tap, two rotating cider taps, and wine by the glass. Prologue Pastries and Sandwich Library will provide a full food menu onsite.
The new facility is expected to open in the second quarter of 2017.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.