Barley Brown’s Expansion Nearly Ready

Posted on April 25th, by lisam in Places. 1 Comment

Barley Brown’s Expansion Nearly Ready
Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown with new brewery.

Tyler Brown has a lot to smile about these days:  Barley Brown’s new brewery and tasting room is nearly complete.

The new 20-barrel brewery and the adjacent tasting room is right across the street from Barley Brown’s Brewpub and the original 4-barrel brewery in downtown Baker City, Ore.

barley brown tasting room

Barley Brown’s nearly finished tasting room

The space used to be a Safeway, and the crew took it down to the bare bones to create the brewery and tasting room. The tasting room area features big windows, the original concrete floor (restained) and a magnificent bar made of black walnut. Taps will come straight from the cooler on the wall. Brown hopes this new 21+ space will help alleviate the crush of people over at the brewpub, leaving that area freer for diners and families.

The brewery, of course, will expand Barley Brown’s beers which means hopefully more of its incredible brews will make it outside Baker City. Plans are in the works for distribution, first in kegs and either bottles or cans down the road.

Oh, and attention Portland: another batch of the Citra Hot Blonde that took the city by storm a while ago is fermenting. Look for it coming this way soon!

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