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

Upcoming Events

Hammerhead's 36th Birthday
Wednesday, Jan 26
National Tot Day
Wednesday, Feb 02

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 in your growler for these fills from our taps:

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

Beer Hard Cider
32 ounce  starting at $8.50 (+ $6 with growler) 32 ounce starting at $9.50 (+ $6 with growler)
64 ounce  starting at $17 (+ $8 with growler) 64 ounce starting at $19 (+ $8 with growler)

Get fills on special at the Pubs:

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

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

Apple Store   Android App

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

Shipping Beer
Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
7 am –9 pm Pacific Time

Max 24 cans per order per state law