Established: February 1997
2013 Brewery Production: 270 batches • 3,295.50 kegs • 408,642 pints
This second-story brewery is home to well-seasoned and endlessly creative brewers - Mark Goodwin and Dan Black - who, in addition to the usual company standards and seasonals, work to have a constant rotation of flavorful and unique offerings for patrons of Ringlers and the Ballroom, as well as three outlying pubs. House favorites include a Scotch-style Wee Heavy and the Plan D IPA. The brewers here also make frequent use of the barrels made available by the Edgefield Distillery, and these fabulous barrel-aged beverages are not to be missed.
The brewery itself is housed in what originally was the Crystal Ballroom's dance rehearsal studio. Bits of the legendary ballroom's history are depicted on the brew and fermentation tanks, including a stern portrait of Lola Baldwin, the conservative policewoman who stayed busy during the Jazz Age keeping booze and other vices out of this place. One of McMenamins' pioneer brews — Crystal Ale — was named honoring the ballroom before the property was acquired. The recipe was refined in 1997 to coincide with McMenamins reopening of the ballroom.
Interested in purchasing a keg? Call the brewery at 503-225-0047 and review our list of keg sales frequently asked questions.
Looking for your Crystal Ballroom Passport Stamps?
Crystal Ballroom, Lola’s Room & Crystal Brewery Tour – almost daily at 2 p.m.* – meet at the Crystal Ballroom Box Office. To confirm the tour is taking place, or for other questions, call the Box Office at 503-225-0047.
Stamps for the Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room are also available when you see a show – ticketed or free – in either venue.
*Due to private events, concert setup needs and brewers’ schedules, not all spaces are guaranteed to be available to tour daily, but our staff will give it our best shot and show you the spaces that we can.