Monday, July 13, 2020

35th Anniversary of the Brewpub Law

Hammerhead Specials All Day


Hammerhead specials all day * Livestream at 2pm

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Stop by to taste a true original! Our old standby, Hammerhead Ale is on tap at all locations. This rich chestnut-colored gem is model of harmony between hops and malted barley - there's a reason this classic has such a dedicated following. In celebration of the Brewpub Bill anniversary, Hammerhead will be at Happy Hour prices all day and $5 off growler fills.

LIVESTREAM starts at 2 pm.

35th Anniversary of the Brewpub Law

35th Anniversary of the Brewpub Law

July 13 marks the 35th anniversary of Oregon's Brewpub Bill, signed into law at the urging of brewing pioneers Mike & Brian McMenamin, Kurt and Rob Widmer, Art Larrance and Fred Bowman (Portland Brewing), and Dick and Nancy Ponzi (Bridgeport Brewing). This group of beer loving entrepreneurs persuaded Representative Tom Mason to sponsor a bill that would allow beer to be brewed and served within the same establishment. The effort failed to pass Oregon's Senate earlier in the year, but after tacking it onto a new bill, it was signed into law by Governor Vic Atiyeh on July 13, 1985 and changed history forever - for the better, as far as we're concerned.

Tune in to McMenamins Facebook for a livestream on July 13 at 2 pm for an interview with Brian McMenamin about the fateful bill. Then join us in raising a glass of your favorite ale to 35 years - and to drinking it just steps away from where it was made.

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