Tillamook Beer Guide: Your Tillamook guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Tillamook

86 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Called in during a slow, winding 250 mile drive up the Oregon coast. A nice smart tap-room in Tillamook, right next door to a Pelican brewpub. Large barrels with seating outside. Inside it's fairly small compared to taprooms from the larger players, perhaps 6-8 tables with stools. Six De Garde beers on tap, with six guests including a Black Damnation and nice wild-fermented Oregon cider. A well-curated bottle selection with some choice Belgians, some UK bottles. Friendly, helpful staff willing to talk through all the beers. I got a couple of samples and bottle to take out ($19 for a 75cl). Nice vibe here, good music selection, and probably the nicest toilets I've ever been to in a brewery. Check opening times though - I got lucky calling by on a Sunday, but they're closed Mon-Wed.“
minutemat 576 days ago
70 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Hopped over here from de Garde for a bite and a couple pints. Long bar, tables inside and out. Mostly flagship distributed brews. Food overall was decent. Flights available. Overlooks brewing area.“
stevoj 720 days ago
90 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Visited the new facility in town for their 6th Anniversary event. Bright and mdern, lots of windows and rollup doors. Small bar, tables inside and out, patio. Service excellent. Bring your own food. Excellent sours and a few guest taps. “
stevoj 720 days ago
90 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Visited on 8/26. Very friendly service, plenty of outdoor seating available. Everything on the board, including several guest beers, was outstanding. Must stop here when in the Tillamook area!“
voyageurmike 966 days ago
82 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“After a visit to Tillamook Creamery we quickly popped by here. A small and busy taproom. Nevertheless the bartender had time to explain me quite a lot about their beers. I couldn't stay for a drink but bought couple of bottles to go. Next time I definitely make some time to spend few hours here.“
rosenbergh 1007 days ago
94 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“What a contrast to Pelican. With a varied and changing tap list including some highly desirable guest handles. The staff is enthusiastic and know there beers. If you only have time for one Tillamook stop, this should be it. Worth driving way out of your way for.“
Iphonephan 1099 days ago
66 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Came in on a early Friday afternoon in April. Crowds were light. Sampled an eight beer sampler and had a nice crab and shrimp cake and bowl of clam chowder. Both were tasty and so were the beers. The staff vibe was not exactly friendly or inviting, however.“
Iphonephan 1099 days ago
94 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“I made it to the #1 place on my lists of lists to visit. Made it here for my 50th B-Day to boot. Middle of no where. Smaller # of taps (6) with not only a bunch of bottles available to go, but a bunch for on-site consumption. My only negative, are all bottles are 750ml - I was the only one drinking so i could only drink a couple. That being said, this is a must stop place ... PERIOD.“
hopdog 1395 days ago
86 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Surprisingly small, no-frills spot located in a small industrial park in rural coastal Oregon. I visited on a Thursday in mid-March and was a bit surprised to find a queue of people waiting for it to open. Beers available to takeaway numbered about 5, with another half dozen or so available on tap. There’s also a pretty expansive bottle list that offers some of their more hyped releases at surprisingly decent prices. In general, I think De Garde offers some of the best value wild ales produced in the states. Say what you want about their beer, but it’s very reasonably priced. Beer quality during my visit was very high and the staff were exceedingly friendly. Overall, I was quite impressed by the experience and will happily make the drive out from Portland on future visits. Don’t come expecting to find a destination brewery experience. Calibrate your expectations accordingly.“
jackl 1435 days ago
66 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Stopped in here while waiting for De Garde to open. This is a production location that houses a fairly tight customer area above the brewing floor. It’s sort cool to be able to watch the brewing staff work as you drink. The customer experience is definitely different than the massive Pacific City brewpub location. The Tillamook outpost offers a very small gift shop and bar service in a cramped space. A very limited food menu’s offered (think tater tots etc.). The beer list numbered about 8 in total, and had a couple of new beers for me. No wifi was offered. Staff were professional but quite transaction oriented. Overall, I wouldn’t rush back due to the cramped layout and relatively limited tap offerings.“
jackl 1435 days ago
96 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Worth the drive from portland. Awesome drafts, cool on site bottles. Bottles to go are also affordable.“
vtafro 1669 days ago
88 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Small place in the middle of nowhere. Very helpful staff and the beers are world class of course, both their own and guest taps. Very fair prices as well. A must visit when in the area.“
Kristophe 1695 days ago
72 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Food was a lot better here than in Pacific City. Nice view over the brewery from the dining area. Beers were OK here as well and helpful staff.“
Kristophe 1695 days ago
80 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“I have hit this place many times for releases or just to get bottles to go. The price point is right on the money, I am not going to say they are cheap because they are what the normal price for this beer should be. The fact that some places charge $30 plus for beer that is close to the same is a total rip off. Moving on always nice staff and good selection“
BuckeyeBoy 1722 days ago
44 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Really disappointing brewpub for the accolades received by this group in 2013 from GABF. First of all the guy at the register had the personality of a potato and was just a plain dick. The food is a plus, except for probable frozen fish and chips. Smoked salmon was really strong. Fries are frozen but ok. A touch expensive. The beers were mediocre at best. This place is a skip“
chibuck 1756 days ago
74 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Middle of no where but rent a place by the cost and enjoy this place. Funny that’s a commercial space, not much of a tasting room. No kids or dogs allowed so after a long trek here its a pain in the ass. Strong draft list, bottles to go, and rarer bottles to drink here. The servers were nice but not overly or joyful. Cool experience but it lacks a little charm.“
chibuck 1756 days ago
54 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Visited: May 6, 2015 Vibe: not a lot of people at the brewery, the set-up of the tasting room is like a snobbish winery Quality: Very good beers, at least the 2 I tasted Service: brewer was attentive Selection: 6 beers on tap mostly sour with 3 guest Overall: a brewery for snobbish singles, not really for beer geeks with kids“
donandres 1810 days ago
80 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Out of the way place near the Air Museum in Tillamook. The smell of manure from surrounding farm fields mingles with the aroma of fermenting fruit and grain to give an idea of what this place is like. Rotating selection of draft, bottles to go and on-site only bottles. Four guest taps of great local and one Belgian lambic. Lots of friendly service. I would definitely come here again.“
poisoneddwarf 1848 days ago
88 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“You come here because the beer is good, and for virtually no other reason. No video games, no pool, no darts, no ballgame on the tube. If you’re not very interested in highly specialized beers—or at least very curious to learn more—this isn’t quite what you’re looking for. But if you do happen to have a liking for sour and funky ales, there are only a couple places within 500 miles that are definitely better, and, hey, you might be more in the mood for De Garde right now. In short: the more of a beer geek you are, the likelier it is that this is one of the best places for you to drink in this state. Maybe make that several states.

The particulars: They accept credit cards They allow outside food, including local deliveries The prices are very reasonable; better than most specialty beer bars in cities 6 house taps 4 guest taps Usually 8-10 bottles available to go Usually ~20 bottles available to crack on site only Usually a cider available for the gluten-free among us

So, more in depth: It’s a warehouse park near the WWII blimp hangars. It’s picturesque because there’s green everywhere, but you’re sitting in a slightly-gussied-up warehouse in the middle of nowhere. Don’t come here hoping to be spotted by paparazzi. There’s a little parking out back, and a few tables out front. Inside, there are a couple rooms with barrels for tables, and padded stools. They put in some nice vintage-looking light fixtures and clocks, so it feels more like a tasting room than it does a workspace, but it’s fairly minimal. There’s a bar to the left with friendly kids hopping to it when you order.

These guys searched throughout the state of Oregon—literally—to find the best place to make their beers. They spontaneously ferment everything, rather than pitching cultivated yeast in each batch. This can occasionally create unexpected results, and they can’t always confirm exactly what fermented each beer. They do this in a koelschip, which allows waiting wort to capture whatever wild yeast floats by, and their chemical tests confirmed Tillamook has the most interesting cultures in Oregon. So, they started their brewery here.“
after4ever 1858 days ago
58 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Long tasting room right next to the brewing facilities, with extra seating downstairs literally next to the big tanks. Only 8 beers on tap, mostly "safe" beers and none of the sexy ones. Cheap flights and friendly service. They do food, including a vegetarian option (veggie burger) but I didn’t try it. May as well hit it when in town, as there is not much else.“
mcberko 2062 days ago
72 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Another welcome stop in Tilamook. This working brewery has a taproom that overlooks the facility. Seating is pretty tight, but they opened tables and chairs among the tanks to accommodate the larger crowds. Service was friendly and tried to engage in beer banter. Selection was large with a nice bunch of seasonals. Tasting flight is available and cheap. They had food, but we didn’t eat. Overall a good stop and convenient if you are travelling on the coast.“
Ferris 2062 days ago
70 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Stopped in on a Thursday evening. Fairly large place with most of the space given over to the brewing equipment. Inside, a shuffleboard and a fair number of tables; with the bar and grill taking up a fair amount of space. No seating issues, however, on a pleasant evening, as my wife and I were able to grab a seat outside on the fairly large patio. Service is quick, though they seem to put a premium on efficiency - which is fine - and the beer is the normal lineup with a couple seasonals but nothing much special. Prices are a bit high, which is somewhat normal for the coast, but also just what Pelican does in my experience. Altogether, a nice little hangout, but not really somewhere I’d need to visit on a frequent basis - more as a matter of convenience.“
Sarlacc83 2104 days ago
80 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Visited Thursday, July 17. Intimate little shop right across from the Tillamook air museum, inside a small little industrial’commercial complex. Cozy ambiance with a wooden fence look on the walls, laminated bottle art mosaics, and a fair number of tables and chairs in its three rooms. Granted, I’m not a huge fan of barrel tables; they’re next to impossible to write on - fortunately, i was able to grab one of the stools. It was very busy on this night; lines out the door all night for the bottle release. (It was not my reason for visiting, and though, I certainly don’t begrudge such busyness, I was also hoping to avoid it. Not exactly their fault for being popular, right?) Service was both efficient and personable, prices were excellent - even for the bottles which one could drink at the location, and altogether I’m pretty sure that whenever I’m in the area, I’ll stop by again.“
Sarlacc83 2104 days ago
88 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“An interesting place. I’d imagine that a lot of visitors are driving out from Portland and the drive is really quite beautiful from the city. It’s about how long it takes me to get from Orange County to San Diego, so not that bad, either...stop complaining, Oregon people.

The tasting room is quite small. A bar that really consists of just a kegerator on wheels (and there’s a second one). They have a handful of beers on tap and a bottle list that seems to rotate regularly depending on what has just run out. While we were there (only really an hour and change), three different bottled beers sold out...and we got there right when they opened.

Anyway, aside from the main portion of the tasting room, there is a second area you can hang out in. You can poke your head into one of their barrel storage areas, too. Tables are also present outside to sit and drink, which is quite nice on a summer day.

Prices are really quite good and fair on everything, which is pretty much a staple in Oregon, it seems. The beers are generally good and of course, they’re all sour-ish.

It can be hard to pull yourself out of the city, I’m sure, but I thought it was well worth it to come out here and I was initially skeptical about doing so. Also, if you have some time, it’s a short drive to the Tillamook Cheese/Ice Cream factory and you can also go check out the awesome Oregon coast. If you’re really adventurous, go north to Astoria and check out the Goonies house.“
brokensail 2110 days ago
72 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“This place, unlike De Garde, was hopping on a Friday evening. Completely full inside and out. I did manage to squeeze in and enjoy a beer though. Not a lot of room for the customers inside as this is also a production brewery, and most of the space is reserved for that. Serving food and beers however. Seemed like mainly just the Pelican core lineup“
bytemesis 2127 days ago
92 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Another mini-mecca stop. Out in the middle of nowhere, but still more of a warehouse than a farmhouse. Surprisingly not busy on a Friday evening, with an eclectic mix of locals and the occasional beer bro. Some outdoor seating, and a few tables inside as well. Full pours are $4, or a flight of 3 four ounce tasters (no choices) are $8. Only one person working the tiny little service bar. She was really nice and clearly knew her beer. Bottle orders handled blazingly fast. They had 5 of their own taps running, plus a couple of guest taps (including Pallet Jack IPA for the sour haters) and at least nine bottles for onsite consumption, including multiple imperial bus. Also a half dozen bottles to go, with limits ranging from 1-6 per beer. Prices ungodly cheap. Really friendly laid back vibe. World class.“
bytemesis 2127 days ago
90 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Une route enchanteresse pour se rendre à Tillamook mais un local de dégustation modeste et froid pour la qualité de l’endroit. Ce côté-là, ils pourront toujours l’améliorer. Pour le reste, c’est un temple du funk aussi excitant que possible.“
Marheb 2191 days ago
82 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“I went for an event, so may not represent a regular day. Nice front space with an outdoor little area. In the middle of nowhere, so lots of parking and quiet. Service is great, especially if the owners are about. Selection is a few taps and bottles, to popular to have much sticking around. No food. Prices are cheap and quality is awesome. One of my favorite new brewers. A must if you are on a pilgrimage for great beer.“
Ferris 2244 days ago
76 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“The new place is in the middle of nowhere, a few minutes on the highway from downtown Tillamook in an unsuspecting location. Really lovely small interior with barrels as tables. On our visit, there was 4 De Garde beers on tap (all Bus), and 1 guest tap from Block 15, available to try all in sampler tray for $6, which I thought was reasonable. They also had 6 bottles available for purchase. Very friendly service. A must-hit stop when nearby.“
mcberko 2314 days ago
90 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Great beer, great service, set a up a little strange, weird small ’cubby’ style rooms. Definitely worth the stop.“
Danyel 2360 days ago
72 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Cool place to grab a bite to eat, good food, okay beer, very nice help. Brewery is open to the lower to eating area, which is really cool. Overall, go there if your passing through or near the area, do not go out of your way though.“
Danyel 2360 days ago
82 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“I visited at the grand opening of the new taproom. The downtown location is closed, and the taproom is now located at the brewery. It is twice the size compared to the old TR and has outside seating as well. The tables were made from repurposed 100yr old cognac barrels that they couldn’t get to swell. It’s still a bit cozy, but WAY better than the old location. No food and this unfortunately means that minors aren’t allowed on the premises. The beer is always fantastic and they usually have something in bottles to go. de Garde is off the hook!“
Salmoniform 2455 days ago
74 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“It was great they were brewing so the smell was so nice. Tap room is like a balcony almost with all the brewing equipment down lower. Big open warehouse type place. The food was good and the beers are always nice.“
BuckeyeBoy 2478 days ago
86 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Small and unassuming, with re-purposed barrels, a small bar and a sofa serving as furniture. Lots of parking on the street, reasonable prices, good service. Oh yeah, the beer is pretty good, too. :)“
ericdevin 2517 days ago
84 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Hell of a cool place. On a Thursday, early Spring. No tourists, just me an some locals. A few dudes roll in looking for Hefes, but instead drink sours! Haha. Tiny place. Excellent service. Had some bottles to go. No kids allowed. I love going to places like this that are mellow and totally local. Too bad the hoarders are on the prowl and will try to ruin this place. But I think the management is pretty well aware of this, and hopefully it will stay what it is: a great local brewery committed to a wonderful craft. I think the location helps: man, try getting to Tillamook from anywhere! The drive down 6 was wonderful, just a bit of a challenge. Anyway, fun place. Good luck!“
douglas88 2590 days ago
76 /100 1708 FIRST STREET
“Taproom and restaurant attached to the new Pelican Brewery (expansion) in Tillamook. Seating for around 40 at tables, eight at the bar. The taproom is situated on a large balcony area overlooking the brewery. Eight Pelican brews on tap, six regulars and two seasonals. Sampler of six for $7 (and the server added one more seasonal brew). Bottles to go in coolers near the entrance. Also, some merch (shirts and the like). Friendly service. Small pub food menu, with appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Good place to try Pelican’s beer (which are mostly clean, well-made standard styles).“
maekchu 2616 days ago
78 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Tiny tasting room. A quiet, friendly place. Six seats at the bar, four stools at two upended barrel tables, and one sofa. I imagine that they will outgrow this space pretty soon. Only two de Garde beers on tap, plus two guest brews. Several bottles for sale. Great service. The woman who pours the beer was very friendly. When we had a question about the name of one of the beers, she immediately texted the brewer and got an answer in a few minutes. Prices are a bit high, but this beer is definitely worth it. Voted 2013 RB Best New Oregon Brewery.“
maekchu 2616 days ago
82 /100 6000 BLIMP BLVD, UNIT A
“Very small tasting room in the "downtown" section of Tillamook. Sunday, it says they are closed but if you call they can open the tasting room by appointment. Only need 10-15 minutes advance notice since the brewery itself is nearby. Only two people on staff, the owner and brewer. Both were there to greet us after opening the tasting room especially for us. Beers on tap are all avant garde (haha) spontaneous fermentation with sour stouts and Berliners. High quality, big pours for only $3. 750mLs to go for $8-9. Great prices. Really fun to visit and chat sour beers with Trevor and Lindsay.“
GT 2756 days ago