Portland’s Oregon’s beloved farmhouse brewery The Commons will pour its last pint on Saturday, November 11th. As we first reported on Sept. 1st, The Commons Brewery will vacate the building that it owns at 630 SE Belmont and will be leasing the space to San Diego’s Modern Times Beer. For now, The Commons will shorten regular hours at the end of October for their final twelve days, and details of a closing night party are imminent.
The good news is The Commons recently released a Brett Mango Farmhouse ale that’s available in bottles at the brewery. There is also a new Commons collaboration with Epic Brewing made with honeydew melons that is hitting bottles. We also have nearly a month to bid the brewery adieu and it seems now more than likely the C will be back in one form or another. Founder Mike Wright is keeping the breweries older pilot 7bbl brewery and says, “I am keeping the two 15 bbls FV’s and one 15bbl brite. Finding a place to land those is the most likely scenario and the one I am exploring now.” It may take some time, but I think we will see Commons Brewery beers available once again but perhaps from an existing brewery space and without a taproom, but that’s just speculation. We look forward to seeing what’s next as well as to what Modern Times will do with the space when they take the lease on January 1st, 2018.