Ancestry Brewing, the Tualatin-based brewery, will bring its beers and 1⁄3-pound Wagyu-Kobe burgers to SE Hawthorne, New School Beer first reported. The brew house and restaurant will fill the space that has stood empty since Chapel Hill closed in December of 2018, and looks to open in May.
The building itself doesn’t need much work, but it will take a few weeks for a new design and a few tweaks, including 16 or so additional taps. “[Chapel Hill] did a great job building out, but they did it in their own flavor, not ours,” says pub operations manager Imran Haider. “We want people to see that they’re in a new establishment right when they walk in.”
The new design includes the blue, gold, and white naval design of Ancestry Brewing, as well as the anchor logos that speak to owner Jerry Turner’s time in the navy. In addition to the sprawling main bar room, there will be seating on the back patio, but the outdoor dining will close early in the evening out of respect to the neighboring apartments. “It’ll have sunshine and food and beer,” says Haider. “But we want to be cordial to the neighbors.”
A smaller space adjacent to the main room will serve as a cafe in the mornings, with a few Coava Coffee drinks as well as a small pastry menu. In the evenings it will be available for large groups and private parties that want to have the full pub experience to themselves.
Thirsty patrons can expect to see the pub in the next four or so weeks. Until then, Ancestry Brewing has its brewpub in Tualatin and a tap house in the Sellwood neighborhood.
April 12 1:02 p.m.: article has been updated to correct the spelling of Jerry Turner’s name
- Ancestry Brewing [Official]
- Ancestry Brewing to Open Hawthorne Blvd. Taproom in Portland [New School Beer]
- SE Bar Chapel Hill Has Closed Within Its First Year [EPDX]
- All Previous Ancestry Brewing Coverage [EPDX]