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Sasquatch Brewing Opens Northwest Portland Location on April 21st

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Five year old tiny brewpub Sasquatch Brewing Company out in southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village area is expanding to open a new brewing facility in a 4,000-square foot warehouse in industrial Northwest Portland. The new brewery will open on April 21st on NW 30th Ave, joining the new Breakside NW Slabtown pub and the upcoming 2nd Great Notion Brewpub spot in the area. Sasquatch NW will have a 15-barrel system, two 90-barrel cider fermenters, and a tasting room open to the public seven days a week. Three brand new beers–a kolsch, amber, and a grapefruit IPA–and a new hopped cider will be released at Sasquatch’s Grand Opening event.

 

Sasquatch Brewing’s new location in NW Portland pre-buildout

 

The opening is set for April 21 from 3 to 10 pm at 2531 NW 30th Avenue in Portland. The festivities are free and open to the public and will include complimentary BBQ and live music from Portland bluegrass band Out West.

“The brewery has been a labor of love from day one,” said Sasquatch Brewery founder Tom Sims. “We have appreciated and thrived on the support of the local community, and are excited that we’ve come to a point where we’ve simply outgrown our space. We are looking forward to having room to spread our wings and begin some new programs out of the new location.”

The new brewery will feature 22 taps with a wide variety of beers and ciders, local kegged wine, a barrel program for aging beers, and a large, private event space. The original location in Hillsdale will remain open, focusing on developing small experimental batches.

Sasquatch started as a classic Northwest, hop-driven brewery, and over the years has broadened its offerings to include sours, Belgians and ciders. Its top year-round beers include Woodboy IPA, Oregon Session Ale, Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale, Hairy Knuckle Stout and Red Electric IRA.

Sasquatch, a true bootstrapped brewery that prides itself on making an authentic agricultural product by hand– from hauling grain to welding its own bar and tables–feels at home in its gritty location in the heart of one of the last true industrial areas of Portland. Just inches from the back of the building a train runs by, and out front across the street, steel galvanizers are dipping metal into steaming vats of molten zinc.

And yet despite its industrial location in this city of contrasts, Sasquatch is nestled at the foot of Portland’s beloved Forest Park, one of the country’s largest urban forests. This makes it ideal for hosting hikes and runs in the park, because, as Sims puts it: “Exercise is best when it ends with a beer.” On the brewery’s north wall is a large, colorful mural painted by renowned Portland artist Chris Bigalke. It features a nod to the things the brewery team loves most: the outdoors, Portland, and, of course, good beer.

Mike Paladino, Head Brewer, says, “The brewery’s new location will give us the room to make lagers, start a barrel-aging program and start packaging beer and cider in a 500ml bottle format. The new facility in the heart of Northwest Portland is a brewer’s dream.”

About Sasquatch Brewing Company

Sasquatch Brewery, based in Portland, Oregon, is truly home-grown. With the company’s roots stretching back to include the founder’s Oregon Trail pioneer ancestors, Sasquatch is a classic Northwest hop-centric brewery. The five-year old brewery has expanded its offerings to include IPAs, sours, Belgians and ciders, including its New West cider brand. In adding a new, larger brewery location in 2017, Sasquatch will start making lagers, add a barrel-aging program and start packaging beer and cider in a 500ml bottle format. Learn more at www.sasquatchbrewery.com @SasquatchBrew

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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