Thunder Island Brewing Co. has opened its brewery and tasting room in renovated industrial space in Cascade Locks. The brewery and tasting room is located along the Columbia River.
“As the closest brewery to Multnomah Falls, visitors can now enjoy a locally brewed beer right here in Cascade Locks, “said Co-Owner Dave Lipps. “And with the Pacific Crest Trail, the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and the Cascade Locks International Mountain Bike Trail in our backyard, we look forward to serving beer to those exploring the area,”
Thunder Island Brewing Co. brews on a two-barrel system. Current offerings on tap include a Pale Ale, a Scotch Porter, an IPA, and a Kölsch. The Brewery plans to offer additional seasonal and specialty beers in the future.
The brewery began selling beer in the tasting room in October 2013.
“From lending a hand with welding fittings to helping us paint the walls, the community here in Cascade Locks has been tremendously supportive of us,” said Brewmaster Dan Hynes. “We are really excited to celebrate with all of those who have been a part of this adventure so far, and we hope to see both new and familiar faces at our event.” Hynes is a longtime home-brewer turned professional.
Minors are not permitted inside the tasting room, however there will be a family-friendly covered outdoor seating area.
The wood-paneled tasting room features antique camping gear and tables and benches handmade by Hynes.
For more information, visit www.thunderislandbrewing.com or follow Thunder Island Brewing Co on Twitter at @TIBrewing.
Thunder Island Brewing
( a ) 515 Portage Road, Cascade Locks
( p ) 971-231-4599
(h) Thursday through Sunday
Owners: (pictured) Dave Lipps, Dan Hynes
Stories from the print edition of the Oregon Beer Growler.