Tag Archives: Brewers Union Local 180

A peek at the brewery inside Brewers Union Local 180

This past Saturday we drove down to Oakridge to visit Brewers Union Local 180 with our friends Paul and Sandi for an afternoon of cask beers and good food. This trip was inspired, of course, by meeting brewer and owner Ted Sobel at Deschutes Brewery’s Firkin-A cask event last week, and my wife and I had just made the trip a few weeks earlier as well as a mini-getaway (just before Central Oregon Beer Week) … Continue reading →

Photos from last night’s Firkin-A event

Last night was Deschutes Brewery‘s Firkin-A cask beer event, and they did a really nice job of putting it on and inviting other brewers to come and pour their casked offerings—including 10 Barrel Brewing, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, and Brewers Union Local 180. (Worthy Brewing was originally going to be there too, but blew out the bung on their cask the night before, so had nothing to bring unfortunately.) The event took over the … Continue reading →

Brewers Union Local 180

One of the goals I’d had for quite awhile was to visit the Brewers Union Local 180 brewpub in the mountain town of Oakridge (Oregon), which is only about 100 miles from Bend. Despite the allure of this most unique Oregon brewpub—the only Real Ale, English-style public house in the entire state, cozied up in an out-of-the-way small town (population about 3300) in the middle of the National Forest—Oakridge is a little more out-of-the-way for … Continue reading →

Upcoming reviews and underserved Oregon beer regions

My wife and I spent the past weekend in Bandon, on the southern Oregon coast, and though it wasn’t a beer trip—southwest Oregon is noticeably lacking in many breweries—we did stop somewhat briefly at Hop Valley Brewing in Springfield (adjacent to Eugene) and at Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge, both on the way home. Brewers Union in particular I’ve really been wanting to visit, and I have to say my expectations were exceeded—I loved … Continue reading →