Only 29 years after opening, Mt. Hood Brewing Co. is expanding their 10bbl brewery with new production space that should greatly increase their presence. The currently ongoing construction comes a year and a half after the Government Camp, Oregon-based operation opened a Portland taproom called Tilikum Station.
In the 90’s you could find Mt. Hood Brewing beers like Ice Axe IPA and Hogshead Stout on taps all around Portland but it’s rare to find outside of their two locations and Timberline Lodge. Currently Mt. Hood Brewing produces about 1,200 barrels of beer per year, but wants to double that and do more barrel-aging, bottling seasonals and canning their beers. By late 2020 Mt. Hood Brewing would like to have their beers in bottle shops and beer bars around Oregon.
Construction is currently underway on a new building adjacent to the existing brewery. Walls, roof and siding are already in-place on the expansion and Bremik Construction is working on the interior. The expansion will add two new fermentation tanks, brite tanks and dry and cold storage. A canning line has already been purchased and the expansion should be completed by late spring or early summer 2020.