Peek through the windows in the lobby to discover the brewery, or follow the aroma of freshly spent grain as it escapes through the roll-up garage door that’s secured to the front of the building. The brewery houses a shiny new 7-barrel brew system with modern conical fermenters in bright stainless steel with copper accents. This brew house is equipped with two brite tanks that will assist in the maturation & clarifying process, a welcome addition in the modern production of craft beer. A particularly pleasing aesthetic in the brewery is our onion-domed copper-covered brew kettle, manufactured by Pioneer Tank & Vessel out of Portland – this shaped metal component is a first for McMenamins and as far as we can tell, a first in the Pacific Northwest.

You may catch a glimpse of our Kalama Brewer, Zach Cate. Stop in and say hello to Zach, and try the first property-specific brew, Pau Hana Gold, before you go.