Bent Shovel Brewing finds new Taproom & Beer Garden in Estacada

Bent Shovel’s temporary new Taproom at Viewpoint

The Oregon City, OR-based Bent Shovel Brewing has found a new, but temporary, new taproom and beer garden with a view in Estacada. Bent Shovel was recently forced to close their outdoorsy and rustic taproom outside of their brewery due to traffic concerns in the tiny back road they are located on.

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The owners of Bent Shovel Brewing have leased the beer garden at the Viewpoint Restaurant and Lounge, located just seven minutes from the brewery at 20189 S Springwater Rd. in Estacada. Bent Shovel owners Rick and Shelly Strauss plan to operate it as the Bent Shovel Brewing Beer Garden seasonally through the winter and spring while they continue their search for a permanent long-term home.

Viewpoint lounge’s beer garden. Photo by Pamplin Media.

“We’d like to thank the kind folks at the Viewpoint for stepping up and helping us out as one small business to another,” said Rick Strauss. “We have really missed our customers these past two week and can’t wait to see everyone gather around the bonfire for a pint.”

The Bent Shovel Brewing Beer Garden will be open beginning Nov. 8 on Fridays from 2pm to 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. The area features tented tables, a bonfire, and Bent Shovel beer, all served under a canopy of fir trees. Food will be available from the Viewpoint restaurant next door. The beer garden is family-friendly and leashed-dog friendly as well.

Viewpoint lounge’s beer garden. Photo by Pamplin Media.

Bent Shovel Brewing, located at 21678 S Latourette Rd. in Oregon City, remains fully operational, handcrafting a range of beer styles on a 10-barrel system in a retrofitted red barn located along the Clackamas River. For more information, visit and engage with the brewery on social media at @bentshovelbrewing.

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