Ancestry Brewing Opens Tualatin Tasting Room


Ancestry Brewing has opened its roomy new taproom at the brewery in Tualatin. Occupancy was approved Friday, May 13, 2016, and the taproom was open for business on a limited basis on the 14th, with full opening scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. The brewery was featured in a New School preview article in August 2015 and is now up and running at its suburban Tualatin location, in a business park near the corner of SW Sherwood-Tualatin Road and SW 115th Avenue. Ancestry will also partner with PDX Sliders–operating from an on-premises kitchen–serving up burgers to go with the house beers. The taproom also features a view over the wetlands to the north of the building and will be one of the New Oregon Breweries featured at Bailey’s Taproom during Portland Beer Week on June 13th, 2016.

Ancestry’s 10 barrel brewery, built by JV Northwest, has been in operation for a few months now. The current line-up features 13 beers on tap, and Ancestry is self-distributing to restaurants and bars in the area, and will broaden its scope over the next few months. Founders Gerry and Jeremy Turner, together with brewer Trevor Lauman, have adopted the “go big or go home” paradigm, choosing to have a brewery capable of growing into a metro-Portland area player. Lauman, a graduate of OSU’s fermentation science program, has been a key part of creating the brewery’s ever-increasing range of beers, which include a range of British- and Irish-inspired styles, as well as modern American variations.

Beers are served in pints and tasting trays, and include Belgian-style golden ale, two ESBs, Mild, four IPAs including a powerful triple IPA, and a full range of dark ales – Irish dark, brown, porter, stout – including a rich, full-flavored bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout.

Ancestry Brewing’s plans don’t stop in Tualatin. A satellite pub will open in Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood this summer, featuring a full range of Ancestry beers and, again, food by PDX Sliders. The build-out is already underway and nearing completion. Portlanders will be able to enjoy Ancestry beers at its Sellwood pub, and suburbanites to the south and southwest have the option of visiting the big new pub in Tualatin.

Ancestry Brewing, 20585 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Tualatin, Oregon 97062
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Don Scheidt
Don Scheidt

Don Scheidt has been into good beer since before the dawn of craft brewing in the Pacific Northwest. He created the Northwest Brewpage, a regional guide to good beer in Oregon and Washington, back in the mid-1990s, but has since retired it. Don started writing the Washington state “Puget Soundings” column for Celebrator Beer News in 1998, and continues to do that today. Don also wrote about beer for the Seattle Weekly in 2005-2006.