After a hike of Tillamook Head Trail with Lori and Jeanette we stopped in to the Seaside Brewing Co. to rehydrate and get some grub. We found the place first rate. They took the old jail and remodeled it to a very nice brew pub. They kept a rustic but clean style to the place. It had good outside seating for those few warm summer days we have. With the upstairs and main floor there was a good amount of inside seating. They had a good range of beers. We found a couple of stouts and an IPA we liked. Unfortunately they had stop brewing their Russian imperial Stout. We would have like to have try that. We found the food was good and a good value. Lori had the brisket sandwich and I did the pulled pork special. Jeanette had the fish tacos. Service was friendly and efficient, attentive but not bothersome. So a place for us to return to on future visits to the coast.
Last week after a ramble Lori and I tried a new place in St. Johns. Stormbreaker has had a place on Mississippi Ave. for several years. So that place I was not impressed with especially the way they did Zwicklemania. Well they must have learned few thing because this new place, now two months old, is much better. Not an expansive regular beer list but combined with special brews there is enough to find something likable. They have a good food menu that took us a while to figure out what to get. This place has a regular kitchen the on Mississippi had a guy with a couple of fry pans. We went for a fry mix up. We thought with what was listed to be on the frys it was not going to be good. The server assured us that it sounded like it would never work it would be good. She was right. A fun new discovery.
I got a chance to look into the back of the building and they have lots of room for future expansion or full brewery. I talk to one guy who was on break and he said they will start brewing small test batches of new brews there soon. I look forward to that.
The place has nice outdoor seating both covered and street side. Not many people inside but good seating for when fall comes. It has already become a neighborhood public house. While there I ran into two of my neighbors and with the combination of good beer, good food and a nice place to enjoy them I sure more will follow.
We had been out checking a place out south of Oregon City and stopped in to Feckin Brewery for lunch and to meetup with some friends. The plan was to do a walk afterwards and explore around Oregon City. By the time we finish lunch it pouring buckets of rain. So we went to plan B and headed off to try Oregon City Brewery instead of a very wet walk.