River Barrel Brewing to Open in Astoria

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If the beautiful and quaint small coastal town Astoria, OR, wasn’t a tempting enough weekend vacation destination, then the opening of its 3rd brewery, River Barrel Brewing, ought to do it.

New brewery founder David Kroening comes to Astoria by way of Denver just a few months ago. River Barrel Brewing is still in its early stages, going through branding and what not, but what we do know for sure is that it will be a brewpub. Located in a building at the food of 7th street in downtown Astoria, right across the street from waterfront and by the 6th street viewing platform. The brewpub will have a new 20 barrel brewhouse from Portland local Metalcraft Fabricaton and a 3 barrel pilot system also from locals Portland Kettleworks.

River Barrel Brewing is not planning to open until 2014 but we will continue to follow its progress.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]


  1. Brian Yaeger

    July 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Astoria’s 4th brewery! Hondo’s.

  2. Tony Coulombe

    August 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    I know the guy they brought in to advise on recipes and trust me, its going to be some seriously good beer.

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