Pils & Love

We’re headed to Portland for Oxbow’s Pils & Love festival. Celebrating lager the way it should be!

For tickets, click here

 

Attending Breweries:

Oxbow, Birrificio Italiano, Banded Horn, Bellswoods, Birra Elvo, Birrificio del Ducato, Birrifficio Lariano, Bunker, Cambridge, DC Brau, Fair State, Foundation, Firestone Walker, Gänstaller, Half Acre, Hardywood, Heater Allen, Hill Farmstead, Holy Mountain, Industrial Arts, Iron Hill, Jack’s Abby, Kent Falls, Left Hand, Liquid Riot, Lost Nation, Mahr’s Bräu, Notch, North Coast, Russian River, Schönramer, Sierra Nevada, Sly Fox, Smuttynose, Suarez Family, Temescal, Threes, Tired Hands, Trou du Diable, Two Roads, Urban Chestnut, The Veil, Victory, Von Trapp, Zero Gravity

364 Days

Sometimes things are so big that you want to hold out as long as possible to share the news and make a grand reveal. Also, there are so many things that need to fall in place in order to meet the expected timelines that making an announcement before its officially ready is just too nerve racking . Today, it feels as if these two emotions are crossing paths, so we might as well come out and say it… After a short photo essay.

In August 2011, there was no Kent Falls Brewing. Just a retired dairy farm with a vacant barn.

And a bunch of noobs looking to do something crazy with it.

In 2013, we received our zoning approval.

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In 2014, we began construction on our brewery.

In 2015, we started brewing.

In May 2015 the State allowed beer to be sold at farmers markets. And we began having an outlet for small batch releases alongside the best chicken in the state.

Early Spring 2016 we started work to open the brewery to the public.

And simultaneously began redoing the roof of the old barn to support a solar pv array.

And of course needed to redo the walls as well. Cause why wouldn’t we have to. 

Then came the inside.

Kent Falls <3 Building Code

In June 2016, after months of intense construction we finally opened our doors. And started working on our apologies for not being able to pour samples. 

After a while. It became clear we should have a staff holiday party in the barn. Oh, and be “perfect” for our barrel barn tasting room.

This week we have made huge progress. We’ve installed a handicap parking space and walkway to the brewery.

And finished our bar.

Only the finishing touches remain.

And on June 10. Exactly one day shy of a year after our last “grand opening” we will open the doors to a dedicated tasting room. 

And finally be able to pour beer for our visitors in an environment we feel appropriate for our beer, and experience we aim to offer.

It has been an incredibly long path to get to this point and we could not be more excited to open our doors… and our taps for you. While we are finally done with permitting requirements and massive construction projects around the farm; each day, week, and season that goes by we remain as committed as ever to enriching the experience for our visitors. Our brewery is not only on our farm, but is a piece of our home. And we hope you feel a part of it whenever you are here.

So mark your calendars and prepare yourself for the next chapters of Kent Falls Brewing; they’re only getting better.

Retail!

Kent Falls Brewing Company promo from Mike Marques on Vimeo.

Good news folks!

Spring is finally here and we are only two weeks away from re-opening the brewery’s doors to the public. On Saturday, April 8 from 12 – 4 pm the brewery will have it’s first retail day and beer release of the year. Last June, we opened the brewery with a very narrow scope of operation – welcoming people to the farm and brewery, offering tours and selling bottles of our small batch beers to go. No growlers or on site consumption; tastings or otherwise. Throughout the year the number one question we received was whether that would eventually change. And we are extremely happy to announce, later this summer, it will.

Before it became our home and brewery, a family operated a small dairy farm on this property. When we first came to look at the property, the immediate vision was to convert the old dairy barn into our brewery. Unfortunately modern equipment requirements (and code) made it too costly to renovate and impractical to operate. The vision however, has never faded. While the old dairy barn may not be the place for steam boilers, glycol systems and the like it is a perfect fit for a barrel aging facility and modest tasting room.

One of the most satisfying experiences of living and working here is the ability to sit outside as the sun beams down on you and enjoy one the fruits of our labor with friends and family. This summer we will finally be able to share that experience with you. We will announce more of the plan and be sharing pictures of our progress as we get closer to the barn’s grand opening.

Until then, we will be opening as we did last year every Saturday from 12 – 4pm with farm tours at 11:30 am and 2 pm. For this first weekend we will be releasing the second batch of Second Nature, our farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with cherries; as well as filling growlers of our freshest hoppy beers.

Here is the full list of what will be available for our opening day on April 8, 2017.

You can find out what beers will be available on any weekend by checking out the retail section on the main menu of our site.

AVAILABLE BOTTLES

Second Nature Cherry (batch 2) farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with cherries 5.6% abv $12
Batch 100 bourbon-brandy barrel aged Gratzer 5.0% abv $10
Variant 4 brett dark strong ale soured on peaches aged in peach brandy barrels 8.0% abv $14
Fingerprint farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with native yeast 5.4% abv $10
Tiny House 2016 mixed fermentation harvest ale 4.0% abv $8
Blueberry v Blackberry 2016 wild ale with berries 5.0% abv $8
Get More Likes imperial stout 8.0% abv $10
When Life Gives You Grape Must farmhouse ale fermented on grape skins 6.0% abv $8
The Hollow pilsner 5.0% abv $5
Maybe Both pale lager 7.0% abv $6
Dekkera brett table beer 4.0% abv $5
Equinox dry hopped farmhouse ale 4.8% abv $6
Second Cutting toasted hay porter 5.4% abv $5

AVAILABLE GROWLERS

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6.2% ipa (azacca, amarillo, galaxy)

Are You Single? (Glacier) 

6% ipa brewed with glacier hops

750 ml $8 750 ml $8
1 L $9 1 L $9
2 L $16 2 L $16
32 oz $8 32 oz $8
64 oz $16 64 oz $16