The Commons Brewery Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary


It’s been five years since the brewery on SE 10th and Stephens under the name The Commons (previously it had known at Beetje Brewery and located in owner Mike Wright’s garage). The farmhouse-style brewery will be celebrating five years on Saturday, December 3rd, from 12pm to close with lots of special taps like gin, bourbon, brandy, wine, and nocino barrel-aged beers outlined below.

The Commons bar beer glass

Partial Tap List

Returning favorites:

Bourbon Little Brother 
Belgian Dark Strong Ale partially aged in fresh bourbon barrels for 6 months.

Award winning Gin-barrel aged farmhouse ale with Brettanomyces & local peaches. ** this is the last keg on the planet!

2015 Maybelle 
Farmhouse ale with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and Drie aged in white wine barrels. ** this is also the last keg on the planet!

Stout with lactobacillus and Brettanomyces aged in wine and aquavit barrels.

Unconquerable Sun 
Our 4th Anniversary Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels with apple brandy soaked hazelnuts.

Brand new beers:

Brandy Stock Ale
Strong dark ale aged in grape brandy barrels for 1 year.

Nocino Pumpernickel Rye Saison
Dark farmhouse ale with Little T Baker rye bread, cardamom and caraway aged in Stone Barn Brandyworks Nocino (Italian green walnut liqueur) barrels.  

Viognier Grissette
Barrel aged table biere with Brettanomyces and Viognier wine juice.

Citrus Grissette

Table biere with Brettanomyces, finished with zest and juice from fresh lemons and limes.
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The Commons Brewery

630 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
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