Thompson Brewery & Public House - Thompson Brewery

Tours:
Brewery tours are available!
Inquire by phone before your visit.

Kegs:
Interested in purchasing a keg? Call the brewery at (503) 371-2945 and review the frequently asked questions.

Upcoming Events

Oregon Wine Month
Wednesday, May 24
Oregon Cider Week
Thursday, Jun 15
  • Seasonal Red Riser IRA

    Seasonal Red Riser IRA

    On Tap Now Across the Land

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    Roasting beans from small-farm growers

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

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.

Take home your favorite McMenamins Ale or Cider!

$8 Growler Mondays

Head to any of our pubs, bring your 2-quart growler and have it filled with any regular McMenamins beer for $8 every Monday! You can also fill your growler with any McMenamins high gravity beer for $10. We don’t offer a special on growler fills of Brewmasters Reserve beer or cider at this time.

Regular price $14 - $17.

Note: This special does not apply to cider or brewmasters reserves. 

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

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On Tap To Go
(not including growler or jar)

Hard Cider To Go
(not including growler or jar)

1 quart  $7.00-$8.50 1 quart $8.80
2 quarts  $14.00-$17.00 2 quarts $17.60
 

 




Half-Gallon Growlers 
We're offering these special 64-ounce growlers (think a glass moonshine jug) that are now engraved with many different company seasonal logos and other assorted graphics! Use it time and time again, or keep it as a memento from your visit. 
Available at all locations

Cans To Go
Our 16-ounce cans of our signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available to-go at all locations. Crack ‘em open and enjoy on the beach, in a backyard....bottle openers are no longer required. 

Crowlers
Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
Prices vary

We're now offering Crowlers - a mashup of can and growler - in a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from a tap of your choice and seal up to-go. Choose from our 20 rotating taps of McMenamins' and guest breweries handcrafted offerings, including cider and high-gravity selections.

Kegs/Cornelius Cans
$120/15.5 gallon plus refundable keg and equipment deposits

At select breweries we can also fill Cornelius canisters. Call the brewery to make arrangements.  You will need to bring your clean canister and leave it with the brewer for filling.  You cannot just drop in and get a canister filled unannounced.

Current pricing on Cornelius canisters is $50 for 5 gallons, $30 for 3 gallons.  If you have a different size Cornelius canister figure on $10 per gallon.

Order a keg of McMenamins brew for your next party from one of our Oregon or Washington breweries! Different varieties are available at each location, so call ahead to see what beers are on hand.

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

Shipping Beer
Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
503-492-5470
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

Bottles: $5.60 per bottle
Cans: $2.75 per can
Plus shipping and handling
Max 24 bottles/cans per order per state law

Why can't you ship elsewhere?
While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

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