Good news for anyone who is a fan of Great Beers, the Golden Valley Brewery has opened it’s new location in Beaverton Oregon (unfortunately word on the web is Stick With The Original, until the Beaverton location works out it’s wrinkles). This Brewpub has been a staple in McMinnville Oregon for a dozen or so years and the brewmaster Mark Vickery has held the reigns for at least Six of those and deservedly so in my opinion.
The new location will not have a brewery on sight due to the expensive real estate in the area, though this may be a bit disappointing because it removes half of the showmanship of the original restaurant, it’s not all bad. The new location will have fresh kegs arriving constantly from the Flagship, this means that all the beers will be made with Marks personal care and attention, which knowing Mark as I do is welcoming news for the Portland area.
To support this new venture Mark has taken on an assistant, A Job I Really Wanted, but I’m sure has gone to a very capable individual because quality is all that counts when it comes to Mark and his Beer. The business has also expanded it’s already crowded brewery, not in size per-say but in equipment.
They have nearly doubled the equipment in this quaint small town brewery and were gracious enough to let yours truly have a little peek after the Wort Warriors had cleaned and retired for the evening. Unfortunately, I was trying to get there in time to speak with my old friend Mark about his upcoming seasonal beers and get an inside perspective into the future of this new venture, but some other time I suppose.
Your probably asking “where’s the beer and what’s it like”, to that I say “patience kiddies, that comes next”. For now I just wanted to help get the word out about the growth of a great little brewery and their march towards the big city.
Best Wishes to the GVB and Mark, Your friend and fan,