Portland’s St. Johns neighborhood is set to receive its first proper brewery when StormBreaker Brewing will enter the neighborhood in 2018. Located only a half mile from Occidental Brewing just below the hill in Cathedral Park, StormBreaker Brewing will take over the former home of Plew’s Brews and St. Johns Dentistry.
For this 7,200 square foot buildout and renovation located at 8409 N. Lombard St., StormBreaker Brewing is working with Orange Design. Once renovated the new space will include 2,400 square foot pub with a full kitchen and indoor and outdoor seating.
The remaining space will be the future home of StormBreaker’s second brewery. The goal is to increase to a 15 to 20-barrel brewhouse. But until this time owners Rob Lutz and Dan Malech tell us that they will set up a pilot system to brew beers unique to its upcoming location.
“When we started our journey in late 2013, St. John’s was an area that we always knew we’d end up in, one way or another. Dan and I are super excited to start this next chapter of our business and be a neighborhood brewpub we think St. John’s will be proud of.” –Rob Lutz
“We are beyond thrilled to get going in St. John’s and joining other great breweries and beer bars already there to make this another great beer destination in North Portland.” –Dan Malech
The goal is to have this new location open in Spring 2018. However as we know many brewery buildouts usually take a bit longer than anticipated.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.