Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery
Established: May 1986
2012 Brewery Production: 275 batches • 3,389 kegs • 420,236 pints
Initially housed in the old Roadhouse, this small brewery shared space with the restaurant kitchen (to the point of using the same hood fan as the burger grill) and featured old school open fermenters. A decade later, the Roadhouse Brewery got its own decidedly upscale quarters.
Among the multitude of memorable ales brewed here is John Harris' Old Samhain, which was created in 1987 using the fruit of the grapevines growing wild on the property. Old Bushwacker, a Bart Hance creation was one of McMenamins earliest representations of the Barleywine style. And the venerable Barn Owl Bitter, named for a nocturnal winged resident of the property, remains cherished by many.
Current property favorites brewed on premise include the Hatchet Jack IPA, Dark Star (Cascadian Dark Ale) and Pole Ax, with the occasional Oatmeal Vanilla Stout mixed in for good measure.
Every July the brewery hosts the annual Roadhouse Brewfest hosted by your cheerful house brewers Chris Oslin and Brady Romtvedt, and featuring special concoctions from several of our breweries in Oregon and Washington. CPR is also a honored participant in the North American Organic Brew Festival.
Kegs are currently available for purchase at the Roadhouse. Please check with the brewers onsite for more information.