For three decades McMenamins has become best known for their pubs and breweries and renovated historic properties, and while they do bottle their own beers, wines, and spirits for sale at their various locations, they’ve never had a dedicated bottle shop—until now.
Their new 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, located across from their Tavern & Pool, is having its grand opening this Thursday, November 19th, and looks to be impressive from the start. From the press release:
Imagine Portland 38 years ago – before the craft beer explosion. That’s when Mike McMenamin purchased a local market in Raleigh Hills and began stocking the shelves with imported brews and fine wines. Dreaming of something more, he sold the Raleigh Hills Market, partnered with his brother Brian, and together they opened their first pub in 1983 – creating a community gathering space to enjoy a pint. Fast forward to present day and Portland looks a lot different, but the brothers are still at it – creating spaces in neighborhoods to enjoy beer, wine, spirits and ciders. Their newest venture is the 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop – featuring a combination of hand-crafted ales, cider, spirits and wine, and imported bottles from around the globe. It’s a new chapter for McMenamins and a valuable addition to the Northwest Portland community.
McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop will be home to:
- 800+ bottled craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits from McMenamins and around the world
- A special section of more than thirty-nine sparkling wines, ranging from $12.75 to $279 in price
- Weekly cocktail specials
- Monday and Thursday growler fill specials
- Food from Tavern and Pool next door
- 16 taps featuring McMenamins’ hand-crafted ales, hard ciders and rotating guest beers
Opening to the public on Nov. 19 – the 30th Birthday of McMenamins Terminator Stout – four variations of Terminator will be available on tap in the bottle shop, while supplies last. The variations include the original recipe, Billy Barrel Cherry Sour Terminator from Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery, Spanish Coffee Terminator from Thompson Brewery and Black Rose Terminator from Edgefield Brewery. Wine, cider and spirits tastings will also be available throughout the weekend as part of the grand opening celebration.
Passport Stamps will be available at the bottle shop for McMenamins Passport holders, and on opening day guests can stop by for Terminator’s 30th Birthday Passport Discovery Hunt.
And because it’s also Terminator Stout’s birthday the same day, all pints of Terminator will be $3 and you can get a taster tray of those four Terminators for $6.