Wilsonville, Oregon is getting a bit more beery with their 2nd brewery – Vanguard Brewing. In 2014 Wilsonville got The Beer Station and very recently the 3rd location of Neighbor Dudes taphouse with their own brewery – Ordnance Brewing located in Boardman, Oregon. Wilsonville previously had the McMenamins Old Church brewery as their only beery claim to fame.
Vanguard Brewing will be the first brewery in Wilsonville outside of the McMenamins location and is finalizing a lease at 27501 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070. Brewer Don Anderson and his wife and business partner Lin are planning a 15bbl production brewery with an 800sq. ft. tasting room. The brew house is being designed by Global Stainless in Canby and awaiting order with plans to open the brewery by summer 2015.
Don Anderson has been homebrewing since 1990. The last two and a half years he has been brewing professionally at Lake Oswego, Oregon’s Stickmen Brewery & Skewery and says “Tim and JT are great guys who allowed me to learn along with them how to brew on a larger system”
There seems to be a trend towards more and more exotic tastes and ingredients in the craft beer scene the last few years. We hope to fill the void left behind for good, quality, beers that are closer to classic styles in flavor and ABV. Of course on top of that we will have a big and hoppy IPA and the occasional experimental batch.
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