While Portland was hitting the mercury in the high 90’s this weekend I skedaddled out to Lincoln City and then visited Newport, home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Rogue Ales Brewery. For the curious or jealous, it was 55 degrees on Saturday.
I love the picture above, just a cool setting for this massive place. You walk in through the red stack and enter the brewery with the huge stainless steel pots. For some silly reason I didn’t think the restaurant would be packed at 1:15 but it was and we didn’t have the time for the wait so we chalked this up to a future road trip.
Rogue Ales are ahighly awarded group, here is their ale list.
From their site –
The Pub opened in May of 1989, with a small but enthusiastic customer base, made up of curious locals who dropped by to see what was going on and never left. Many joined in and helped with the construction and other projects as needed. The names of many of these early customers have been immortalized with brass plaques that grace the bar today. One of the most notable of these future customers was Chuck Linquist. He was retired, was a home brewer, and had an interest in microbrews. He was also bored and wanted to do something useful. We consider him one of our first employees. His handiwork is still visible at the Pub, the shelves that line the bar area, the light sconces, as well as the memorabilia on the shelf above Mo’s picture, that Chuck brought back from Europe.
There are fourteen Rogue Meeting Halls where you can get your Ale on.