Incredibly unique place with an on-site hotel, brewery and distillery. Kind of swanky for a brewpub environment, but we sat in they tiny bar area and enjoyed a couple of McMenamin’s awesome beers. Neat location.
A really unbelieveable spread at the old poor farm. I remember driving by this old property when I was a kid and the McMenamin brothers did quite a nice job fixing the place up. The question is what don’t they have here. Brewery, movies, golf, distillery, coffee, glassblowing and a brothel. Well, no brothel that is listed. Beers are standard issue McMenamins food follows suit. Damn nice place to visit though, good place to take a non-beer enthusiast.
The beer here was average, the food here was average but the place is fucking amazing. They brought this place for a dollar it was a poverity work camp not an insane asylum ( MJames) and turned it into a stunning family orienated party place with a winery, brewery,hotel,golf course ( par 3) and a distilerary and the list goes on. DEAD HEADS will feel at home.
The grounds are beautiful, with vineyards and a par 3 golf course ouside. The beer and food selections are standard McMenamin’s fare, but the addition of the vineyard makes for some change of pace moments. A nice place, especially to take an entire weekend and just see it all.
Found it bizarre in the most exhilarating way that I went here ten years ago and then just stumbled upon it again while driving w/ my gf. She was even more aggressive than I was in getting samples of EVERYTHING there, which they had no problem serving her. Made selecting the pints a hell of a lot easier. They even let her sample the brandy they made. Great place w/ excellent setting.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | October 28, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
Too much to say about this place...it’s an old insane asylum. Lots of trees, different buildings, outside courtyard seating, on and on and on, it’s an experience, you have to visit sometime.
Very cool place to visit. Lots of things to see. Theatre, Winery, Distillery, Cidery, Coffee....ery. Anyways, it’s a bit of a drive from central Portland but worth the drive (go to Liberator too!!). Nice selection of McMen’s beers and better food than most McMen’s places. Rachael Ray did some good coverage of this place on $40 a day on the Portland episode.