Stormbreaker Brewing opening new St. Johns Location in Spring 2018

StormBreaker Brewing is excited to announce an expansion plan that will take them to the St. John’s neighborhood in Portland. They will be taking over the corner building at 8409 N. Lombard St. This building was shared by the now closed Plew’s Brews and St. John’s Dentistry.

StormBreaker is working with Orange Design for the renovation and build out. Initial plans include gutting the interior for an open floor plan for a 2,400 square foot pub with full kitchen. Open air outdoor seating will also be built. The remaining floor plan of the 7,200 square foot building will be for the future brewery, with buildout starting a year after opening. Plan will be for a 15-20BBL system. However, they will seek to set up their pilot system in the meantime and will have some beers only available at the St. John’s pub.

“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

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  • Bill Penny
    Bill Penny
    Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:17 AM

    Many of us really enjoyed coming to Plews Brews to see music at night, and many of us did so from tens of miles away. Your floor plan doesn’t show a stage. We would strongly encourage you to reconsider.

    • Scott "Osama Bin Drinking" Thompson
      Scott "Osama Bin Drinking" Thompson
      Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:47 AM

      Welcome to the neighborhood. A stage would be nice, and you going to need a restraining order to keep me away.