Looking for a brewery with community and great beers? Look no further than Sasquatch Brewing Company, located in Hillsdale, Oregon. Found in 2011 by Oregon natives Tom Sims and Alex Beard, Sasquatch is doing what they know best, making delicious beers in simple form.
“We try to have a good selection. We have a couple of lagers, a couple of hazies, a little of everything for everyone,” says Head Brewer Ryan Nicolai who has been with the brewery since 2015. With the ever-evolving craft beer industry, crazy ingredients, recipes, and barrel aged beers, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a brewery nailing the original styles of beer.
Woodboy is the breweries flagship IPA. It’s a pure West Coast IPA made with centennial, citra, and cascade hops. “We have a lot of people that come in specifically for that beer,” says Ryan. Being such a community focal point the brewery does a little bit of everything well, as far as beers go. They brew a lot of beer specifically for the Hillsdale location to keep the regulars happy.
In April of 2017 the brewery opened the doors to a second home, in the Northwest industrial district of Portland. This facility is complete with a 15 barrel system, as well as, a 100 barrel cider brewing system. Opening this second location gave Sasquatch the opportunity to dip their feet in the cider world.
The original location in Hillsdale is right down the road from where Tom and Ryan grew up. They both feel a strong responsibility to help support the neighborhood. Stop in any given night, you might find them donating 15% of profits to Wilson High School, the elementary school down the road, the Jewish community center, or even Water Watch.
With the self made trend of lagers, coming in hot right now, Ryan says they will be doing a fair amount of those in 2020. “That’s what a lot of people are asking for,” says Ryan. Walk into Sasquatch Brewing and grab a brew to taste the humble and satisfying craft beers. They are doing it right by staying true to who they are, true to craft beer, and producing some of the greatest classics.