While our brewery is still crafting beers, it is not open for tours at this time.

About Thompson Brewery

6 Barrel Brewhouse
Established: January 1990

2016 Brewery Production: 595 barrels • 1,190 kegs • 147,620 pints

The Thompson brewery, which opened in 1990 in a house built 85 years earlier for a Civil War veteran, is the longest-running post-Prohibition brewpub in Salem. A succession of brewers with big, strong personalities created a number of beers with big, strong personalities. All of which satisfies the big, strong personalities of Thompson's regulars just fine, thank you very much.
Black Widow Porter, featuring a healthy dose of black licorice, is one such brew of distinction. The Widow (as well as a sweet woodruff-infused version known as the Black Widower) still ventures out into the light every year around Halloween. Beer behemoths such as Old Cthulu, Romulan Imperial Ale and Pole Ax are all big ideas that grabbed hold and found voices in the Thompson's old stainless Grundy fermenters.
Today, Thompson Brewer Jennifer Kent keeps cantankerous resident spirit Franklin at bay while creating all kinds of interesting and unique ales. Here you will find such concoctions as Ginger Red, Spanish Coffee Porter, Magnuson Strong Ale (a tribute to a Thompson regular lost), and Bumble Blue Pale Ale. Jennifer's fine ales also represent at outside events like the Yamhill Lavender Festival.
Thompson's annual Barley Cup Brewfest is held every June and is sure to delight with live music on the patio and a variety of beers from McMenamins and guests alike.

Bring your own growler to fill from our taps:

(or purchase a glass growler at any of our locations)

Beer Hard Cider
32 ounce starting at $6 (+ $6 with growler) 32 ounce starting at $7 (+ $6 with growler)
64 ounce starting at $12 (+ $8 with growler) 64 ounce starting at $14 (+ $8 with growler)

Growler Fills and Weekly Specials

Growler Fill Card
Fill a 64-oz growler ten times and enjoy a free fill. Pick up a fill card at any McMenamins and get a stamp each time you fill a 64-oz growler with McMenamins beer or cider. After your tenth, you’ve earned a $15 gift card so you can top off with the McMenamins draft of your choice!

Beer Monday: $2 off 64-oz growler of McMenamins beer
Crowler Tuesday*: $2 off 32-oz Crowler of McMenamins beer or cider
Cider Wednesday: $3 off 64-oz growler of Edgefield apple or seasonal cider

*Crowlers are available at select locations, see details below

Check out what's ON TAP at WHICH LOCATIONS on the free McMenamins app.

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Our cans of signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available at all locations. Ask about seasonal and limited-edition cans and bottles as well.

Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle ShopCedar HillsCornelius Pass RoadhouseElks Temple Bottle ShopRoseburg Station Pub & Brewery and Winery Tasting Room (just for cider), a Crowler is a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from an ale or cider tap of your choice and seal up.

Kegs/Cornelius Can

Limited-edition specialty beers can be purchased at these locations while supplies last
23rd Avenue Bottle Shop · Portland, Ore.
Anderson School Market · Bothell, Wash.
Edgefield Gift Shop · Troutdale, Ore.
Elks Temple Bottle Shop · Tacoma, Wash.
Gearhart Hotel · Gearhart, Ore.
Grand Lodge · Forest Grove, Ore.
Kalama Harbor Lodge Market · Kalama, Wash.
Kennedy School Gift Shop · Portland, Ore.
Old St. Francis School · Bend, Ore.

Shipping Beer
We ship our handcrafted beer, cider and spirits within the state of Oregon. You can order up to 40 cans of beer, 18 cans of cider and six bottles of spirits (two maximum of each spirit) at shopmcmenamins.com. All alcohol orders are shipped using GLS, a licensed OLCC carrier. Signature of an adult age 21 or older required at delivery.

Or call the Edgefield Gift Shop to ask about shipping: (503) 492-5470