- $12 for $20 worth of craft beer and pub food
Alameda Brewhouse first started churning out craft beers in 1996. Back then, though, it was a modest 5-barrel operation—a far cry from their current setup, which includes a 20-barrel brewery in the southeast part of town. This state-of-the-art facility relies almost exclusively on equipment built by regional manufacturers, including a grain silo assembled by a company in Canby. Here are a few more facts to know about this longstanding brewhouse:
The beer: Owner Matt Schumacher and his team have built a reputation for variety, showcasing beers that range from the refreshing Siskiyou Golden Ale to the extremely hoppy Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA. Their signature concoction, however, is the Black Bear XX, a dark, but surprisingly light-bodied stout that won gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 2003 and 2005.
The food: In addition to its suds, Alameda Brewhouse plates up a menu of classic pub food with a Pacific Northwest twist. The spread features house specialties like hand-dipped halibut n chips, turkey pot pie with stout gravy, and steamed black mussels, as well as a veggie burger made with spent grain from the brewery.