17th Annual Lighthouse Brewfest

  • 11 a.m. 'til late |
  • Free admission |
  • All ages welcome; 21 & over to drink the ales

About 17th Annual Lighthouse Brewfest


It's a party at the coast! Woooo-hooooo! At this summertime, near-the-beach, bring-your-sunblock brewfest, each McMenamins brewery creates its own distinct craft beer style while the Lighthouse serves up food and drink specials and brewery tours all day long. It's big fun.

As part of the annual tradition, the brewfest kicks off weeks earlier with the "Vallancing Act" (named for former Lighthouse brewer Rob Vallance) during which each participating McMenamins brewer picks a number. Then beer styles are pulled from a Portland Timbers hat to correspond to that number. The brewers are then required to brew an original recipe in that style.

Beer Atom 12Each participating brewery is also asked to submit a tiny image to represent their particular brew. This collection of "Tiny Brewer Art," always amusing if not befuddling, is displayed in the festival booklet provided to patrons, along with descriptions of the beers. McMenamins also unveils a new Mighty Beer Atom each year – a mighty beer atom is our in-house graphic symbol or totem representing the creative spirit and energy of brewers and brewing. That is what it started out as and what it remains today. The 2012 Beer Atom was designed by Lighthouse employee Matt Stallings.

Presenting the selection of beers on tap for the 2012 Lighthouse Brewfest:

John Barleycorns (Tigard, Ore.)
Southsider Oatmeal Pale Ale (on nitro)

Concordia Brewery (Portland, Ore.)
Weiss-Guy Wheat

Cornelius Pass Distillery (Hillsboro, Ore.)
Small Dog Session Lager

Crystal Brewery (Portland, Ore.)
Tooth & Nail English Pale

Mill Creek Brewery (Mill Creek, Wa.)
Infra-Black Black IPA

Edgefield Brewery (Troutdale, Ore.)
Wit Wedding Belgian

Fulton Brewery (Portland, Ore.)
Sweet Briar Golden Ale

High Street Brewery (Eugene, Ore.)
Midtown Brown Ale

Highland Brewery (Gresham, Ore.)
Turbo Boost IPA

Hillsdale Brewery (Portland, Ore.)
Sir Reginald Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Lighthouse Brewery (Lincoln City, Ore.)
Uncle Rudy’s Dunkelweizen

Oak Hills Brewery (Portland, Ore.)
Old World Baltic Porter

Old St. Francis Brewery (Bend, Ore.)
Black Scratch Spiced Porter

Roseburg Brewery (Roseburg, Ore.)
Kickin’ Pale Ale

Queen Anne Brewery (Seattle, Wa.)
Pickelweasel India Session Ale

Thompson Brewery (Salem, Ore.)
Berry Dark Boysenberry Stout

West Linn Brewery (West Linn, Ore.)
Cajun Cornbread Amber Ale

Vancouver on the Columbia Brewery (Vancouver, Wa.)
What’s Wheating Gilbert Grapefruit Wheat

McMenamins on Monroe (Corvallis, Ore.)
Golden Oaks Golden Ale

Old Church Brewery (Wilsonville, Ore.)
Ludwig’s 1810 Oktoberfest

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