Welcome to Silver Moon Brewing. I'm Tyler, the owner. Here's a snap shot of our brewery.
A clean brewery makes world class beer. We take that to heart ;)
Here's a shot of a few of our primary fermentors. These are all stainless steel 12 BBL tanks with sanitary shadowless manways. Means no cleaning shadow exists on the inside around the doorway so the brewers can get the tanks super clean inside. That's good.
I think Brett secretly comes in on Sundays to buff these tanks out! He should be fishing but if it makes him feel good who are we to argue. They look really good.
This entire pile of hops will go into the kettle! Big shoe horn not shown.
Getting ready to add wet or green hops to make our legendary HOPPOPOTAMUS FRESH HOP ALE. Fresh hop beers use undried hops harvested within hours of kettle addition. We get our fresh hops from the Willamette Valley hop growers. Fresh hop beers can only be made during the hop harvest. Undried fresh hops must be used in beer within 48 hours of harvest (or they start browning). We keep close contact with our hop growers during harvest to get the freshest hops.
To see fresh hop brewing check out the video @ the top of this page!
Our *Brewers*Their passion is your beer!
Brett ThomasHEAD BREWER
Brett's been making beer since he could turn the kettle burner on. He recently took charge of our brewing operation in 2012.
He's the recipient of the 2011 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild scholarship. "This scholarship attracted a very strong group of highly qualified applicants from throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Brett will be attending the American Brewers Guild's Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course . . . "
Congratulations Brett. We already know you are a great brewer!
Stuart LongPicture Coming!
Stuart comes to Silver Moon Brewing after a successful tenure @ The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing in San Diego. He found the perfect weather there to be too gentle and comforting. It was making him soft, so he headed north, seeking colder temperatures and a small brewery making lagers! He found Silver Moon and has brought some welcome brewing talents to our house.
Our . BreweryA tidy place making legendary beer!
From humble beginnings in 2000 we started Silver Moon brewing on a 1.5 BBL BOP system. In 2005 we moved the brewery to our 24 NW Greenwood Ave location and now boil up our wort on a beautiful all stainless steam fired 12 BBL JVNW brew house.
We produce 1400 BBLs* of beer annually and have recently added 6 more custom build fermentation vessels to our system. For 2011 we're gearing up to offer 1600+ barrels to our devoted patrons.
*1 BBL=31 gal.
We sell our beers in Bend, Portland, Salem, Corvalis, Eugene and elsewhere through out Oregon. We are now sending our bottled beers to Seattle and select locations in Washington.
Call our pub for the latest! 541-350-0174
RecentPRESSWhat they're saying obout SMB . . .
GABF GOLD MEDAL 2012 - TRAINWRECK BARLEY WINE! Aged Beer Catagory
HOPOPOTAMUS FRESH HOP Ale takes 3rd Place! Concordia Ale House Hosts - Fresh Hop-A-Palooza Results 2011
SILVER MOON BRINGS HOME a GOLD & BRONZE MEDAL in the 2011 Great American Beer Festival!! Click here to see this years winners
SILVER MEDAL NABA 2011 - Bohemian Pilsner
BEST BEER AWARD!! Bridge Creek Pilsner
"a passionate brewmaster who's crazy about Bohemian-style lagers"
Editors Choice - Beer West Magazine 2011 Summer Issue
Beer Olympics In Bend! Old Mill Brew Works
Seattle PI gives Silver Moon 2 Thumbs UP! "On my last visit to Silver Moon, I had one of the best top-to-bottom line-ups of beers I've tasted . . . ."
One of the top 5 IPAs on the planet . . .YELP
It was a snowy night in February 2000 . . .