In 2018, Little Beast owners Charles Porter and Brenda Crow opened a small brewery taproom in the former Lompoc Hedge House on SE Division. In the last three years, locals would stop by the house-turned-taproom to sit out in its small beer garden, drinking strawberry lemon sours, saisons, and Foeder-aged farmhouse ales. In its short time open, Little Beast has accrued a number of accolades, nabbing spots on multiple top Portland brewery lists and taking home honors from both the Good Food Awards and Oregon Beer Awards. In the next few months, Little Beast will open its second taproom adjacent to its brewery location in Clackamas, highlighting the wild-fermented beers and barrel-aged sours it’s known for.
The brewery taproom will fill 11 taps with Little Beast beers, as well as a 12th tap set aside for cider. However, part of the appeal of Little Beast’s Clackamas location will be not what’s in the taps, but what’s in the cellar: Porter and Crow plan to offer an impressive selection of vintage bottles for verticals exclusively available at the new taproom.
“The brewery is on Highway 212, so there’s a lot of people coming through here on their way to and from outdoor adventures along the Clackamas River or in the Mt. Hood National Forest,” Crow says in a press release. “It’s a great place to stop off and conveniently try our newest offerings, vintage beers, and grab some four packs before or after fishing, floating the river, and backpacking.”
Many of the details about the new taproom are up in the air, but the owners will release more information about the new location in the coming weeks. Little Beast’s brewery taproom will open at 11517 SE Highway 212 in Clackamas. Crow and Porter anticipate that the brewery will open in the late summer or early fall.