Thursday, September 28, is National Drink Beer Day and Lake Oswego offers plenty of ways to celebrate. Here are a few.
FlyBoy Brewing. Enjoy your beer here or take it to go. FlyBoy fills growlers and also sells kegs. If you want to stick around, hope you’re good at decision-making. They have 24 beers (including a few of FlyBoy’s own) and hard ciders on tap as well as a couple kombuchas and wine. A remodel is in the works that will make room for a wine cellar and bottle shop for refrigerated bottles. Pub snacks are offered as well as an oven where you can bake the pizza you buy next door at Papa Murphy’s. Happy Hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. Hours: Monday-Thursday, Noon to 9:00 p.m.; Friday, Noon to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 15630 Boones Ferry Road, Suite 1A, 503.908.1281.
Hop N Cork. This neighborhood spot on Lower Boones Ferry just celebrated its two year anniversary. Since opening they’ve added patio seating and will soon be expanding their food menu to include more salads, new sandwiches and some fork and knife offerings. Beer is the star here with 26 brews on tap along with 3 ciders, 10 wines, and a non-alcoholic draft root beer, in addition to a selection of bottled beer and wine. They like to think that “Every hour is happy hour at Hop N Cork” so stop by during regular operating hours: Monday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 17450 Lower Boones Ferry Road, 503.305.5903.
Stickmen Brewing Company. If you want your beer with a view, this is your place with outdoor seating on the deck overlooking Lakewood Bay (weather permitting). The 16 Stickmen craft beers on tap are grouped into different categories: Year-round (including the Buona Mattina-Coffee Porter made with cold pressed Illy® coffee), Seasonal, Occasional, and Experimental such as the Abricotdabra, a Belgian Triple barrel aged on apricots for a year with brettanomyces. You’ll also find beer, wine, and a full bar as well as a full menu ranging from small and big plates to brunch offerings on weekends. Happy Hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays with beer, wine, and liquor discounts. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 .m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 40 N. State Street, 503.344.4449.
Uptown Market. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or casual drinker, you’ll find something to suit your preferred flavor profile. Of their 36 taps, 8-10 usually feature Uptown Brewing creations with the rest dedicated to craft beer, ciders, kombucha and root beer. Discover something you really like, they’ll fill a growler for you. Throughout the week there’s a lot going on to give you an excuse to stop by from Taco Tuesday featuring two tacos for $5 and Wednesday Ladies Night offering women $1 off pints and snacks all day long to Thursday night tastings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with guest brewers sampling three to four of their drafts. Happy Hours are 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as well as all day Sunday and Monday. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 3970 Mercantile Drive, 503.479.8536.
Maher’s Irish Brew Pub. If you like your beer with a side of entertainment, check out Maher’s Wednesday (Open Mic Night) through Saturday nights. Irish jam takes the stage on Thursday nights followed by other local talent on the weekends. You’ll find four Irish beers included in their taps as well as domestic and imports which rotate monthly. True to their namesake, their menu features traditional Irish dishes like Guinness Irish Stew and Corned Beef and Cabbage as well as usual pub fare like burgers and appetizers. Other specials include “Wine About Monday” offering half off all wine bottles and Happy Hour food and drink discounts from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours: Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m. to Close; Saturday-Sunday 12:00 p.m. to Close. 352 B Avenue, 503.305.8087.
Mountain Park Market. Owners Mark and Samira Wirtala proclaim their “passion is wine and our obsession is beer” and have set out to feature unique and hard-to-find beverages in their store. Primarily a bottle shop, they do have six taps at their growler station. They also offer kegs to go as well as cases of wine delivery. They’re also happy to take your requests for a specific brewer and bring it in—now that’s customer service! Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 4 Monroe Parkway, Suite A, 503.699.9800.
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