Looking for the best breweries on the Oregon coast? I have you covered. I’m a lifelong Oregon local that has spent most of my summers exploring our breathtaking coastline.
I often return to our rugged coast and have spent the better half of last year searching for the best Oregon coast breweries. This “research” has yielded a handful of gems that I think you may love.
So without further ado, let’s cover the good stuff. Here’s a roundup of the best breweries on the Oregon coast. Hope you enjoy!
Best Breweries at the Oregon Coast
Fort George Brewery (Astoria)
Fort George Brewery probably needs to introduction because it’s one of the most popular breweries at the Oregon coast. But not everyone has the privilege of growing up in Oregon, so let’s start the list with this beloved staple.
Dating back to 2007, Fort George offers a wide assortment of excellent beers out of a converted 1920s auto garage. Enticing locals and visitors with strong pours of hazy IPAs and award-winning ales, the vibe at this Oregon coast brewery is hard to beat.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, so your chances of snagging a table are favorable.
As any visitor will tell you, the beer is great. But if I’m being honest, the food leaves a bit to be desired. We’ve visited this Oregon coast brewery on several occasions and have ordered a few meals. Good, not great is the best way to describe the pub fare.
All told, we visit Fort George Brewery to enjoy some of the best beer on the Oregon coast. But when we’re feeling hungry, we swing by Blue Scorcher Bakery (in the same building) beforehand for great sandwiches.
de Garde Brewing (Tillamook)
If you’re an avid sour ales sort, make a beeline to de Garde Brewing. Established in 2014, it didn’t take long for locals to acknowledge it one of the best breweries on the Oregon coast.
But don’t just take my word for it. De Garde Brewing consistently rakes in prestigious awards for their concoctions.
And it’s not hard to see why. Offering unforgettable high quality sour ales, creativity is the strong suit at de Garde Brewing. What makes this Oregon coast brewery unusual is the brewing method.
De Garde is one of a few breweries in the world that uses a coolship method to make beer. A coolship is a flat, open top vessel used for cooling wort (liquid extracted from mashing). As such, the beers are made with natural-forming wild yeasts from the coastal air.
The owners, a husband and wife duo, were blindsided by the instant success. Avid beer enthusiasts travel thousands of miles to visit this brewery on the Oregon coast. Largely thanks to being rated one of the best breweries in the world by RateBeer.
If you’re more of a traditionalist, fret not. De Garde has a rotating menu of six guest taps catering to well-loved styles like lagers, ciders, ales and IPAs. But between you and me, it’d be a shame to miss an opportunity to try the best sour ales at the Oregon coast.
Rogue Brewing (Newport)
Serving Oregonians since 1988, Rogue has amassed an impressive reputation and more than 2,000 awards in the past 30+ years. Not only is this one of the oldest breweries at the Oregon coast, but it’s one of the oldest in the state as well.
They have a few locations throughout the state, but the Oregon coast brewery in Newport is a fun experience. Their commitment to experimentation has turned many locals into life-long customers, with a rotating menu of exciting seasonals keeping everyone on their toes.
Guests enter the pub through a little maze, which leads to a host. From there, you can choose to head upstairs to the restaurant and bar or go right to the gift shop. The gift shop is great, by the way. You can get canned beers and fun merchandise.
We ordered a flight during our last visit because the seasonal menu was too tempting to pass up. But as you know, there’s no way we’d pass on the tried and true Batsquatch Hazy IPA. It’s a non-negotiable order in my book, probably my single favorite beer at the Oregon coast.
Our mantra: Dare. Risk. Dream.
Dare more than others think is wise.
Risk more than others think is safe.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Fun fact: Rogue Brewing is the passion project of four friends, two of which were top executives at NIKE.
Pelican Brewing (Various Locations)
There’s no denying that Pelican Brewing is a staple for great beer at the Oregon coast. Clearly I’m not the only one that thinks so, As of 2023, they have four top-notch breweries at the Oregon coast.
The original location opened in Pacific City in 1996 and still draws a crowd today (seriously, try scoring a table on a weekend afternoon). Sitting pretty at the water’s edge, the brewery is constantly full of beach-goers, hikers and thirsty locals.
The extensive tap list is neatly organized by beer styles, ensuring everyone gets something they will love. I’m a huge fan of the Hazestack (hazy IPA) but never pass an opportunity to try the creative seasonal pours.
Pints of beer pair perfectly with the pub fare offered. I’m partial to the burger, which always seems to hit the spot.
The biggest draw (for me personally) are the great locations. Pelican invested in making sure their restaurants are attractive, modern and spacious without compromising quality of beer.
Reach Break Brewing (Astoria)
As you can tell by now, there’s no shortage of great breweries in Astoria, Oregon, which begs the question: how could someone be daring enough to open yet another brewery?
Well, when you have the talent and courage to pursue entrepreneurship I guess the answer becomes “how could I not?” Forged in true Pacific Northwest fashion, Reach Break Brewing is a story of grit, passion and great beer.
What originally started on a kitchen stove top turned into a full fledged Oregon coast brewery by spring of 2017. The business model is centered around producing quality small batch beers over meeting corporate productions schedules.
And it shows. These beers are top notch and the relaxed setting is equally enjoyable. Indeed, whenever we find ourselves thirsty in Astoria we never cease an opportunity to pop into Reach Break for great beer at the coast.
I suggest starting with a beer flight during your first visit before committing to a pint. I especially enjoy the IPAs and sours at this location.
Worth Noting: Pups are allowed on the outdoor patio, making this one of the best dog friendly breweries at the Oregon coast.
Buoy Beer Company (Astoria)
Opening to the public on Valentine’s Day in 2014, Buoy Beer Company specialized in lagers but has racked up awards left and right for many styles of beer.
The Czech Pilsner and IPA seem to steal the show, but don’t sleep on creative limited releases either. Great beer aside, the pub fare churning out of the kitchen is worth the drive alone. The German-inspired pretzel with cheese is a must-order while looking over the extensive beer menu.
I ordered a salmon filet during my last visit that I can’t stop thinking about (guessing it was a seasonal dish, but you never know).
Hell, even if you don’t enjoy beer (this is a judgement free zone), I suggest swinging by for some food. It always hits the spot and they seem to have taken it up a notch since moving to the new location. Highly recommend.
Chetco Brewing Company (Brookings)
In sticking with the theme of great Oregon coast breweries, we’d be remiss to skip Chetco Brewing Company.
Refusing to use additives, extracts or anything artificial, Chetco Brewing clarifies their beer using Irish moss. All ingredients used in the beer making process are grown on the property without the use of pesticides or herbicides. It’s all about keeping it natural and letting nature do the rest.
You can tell that the beer is thoughtfully and expertly brewed, this is easily some of the best beer at the Oregon coast. Order a flight to see which style you prefer best before getting a pint of your favorite or picking up some bottles to go. The helpful staff will guide you in the right direction.
As for the setting, think spacious, clean and great views and (drum roll, please) a fireplace! Doesn’t get better than this. Dogs are allowed on the patio.
Arch Rock Brewing Company (Gold Beach)
While you technically won’t be able to sit down at this Oregon coast brewery, you should still swing by. It’s a small operation (no indoor seating) but the kind staff are happy to help you order a flight tailored to your tastes. If you’re comfortable with commitment (are you?) settle for a full pint, which you can enjoy on premise or grab to go.
I typically order the flights because I love getting to taste the new stuff. These folks always have something up their sleeve and we are all the better for it. Arch Rock Brewing is definitely a study in quality over quantity, so don’t expect an overwhelming menu of choices.
Newport Brewing Company (Newport)
Newport Brewing Company opened in August 2019, making them the new kid on the block. But that doesn’t stop them from being one of the most interesting breweries at the Oregon Coast.
The success can be attributed to a mix between the custom built Portland Kettle Works Brew System and expert brew masters. The flagship brew to try is the Dungeness IPA, although I’m partial to the Hazy Crazy DIPA. Offering a full-service restaurant as well, there’s a dog friendly patio for those that feel beer tastes better with fido around.
Friendly vibes, great beer and good food. This is definitely one of the best dog friendly breweries at the Oregon coast.
Beachcrest Brewing Company (Gleneden Beach)
Tiny but mighty is the best way to describe this beloved Oregon coast brewery. The IPAs were outstanding, but everything on the menu piqued my curiosity. We opted for a tasting flight (build your own) and landed on six brews.
All were memorable, we were impressed by the brew master’s skills and are excited to see how this brewery at the central Oregon coast continues to grow.
Werner Brewing Company (Tillamook)
Werner Brewing Company was recently ranked as one of the fastest growing breweries in the country by Forbes, which means this Oregon coast brewery deserves some attention.
Offering a full-service restaurant and brewery, travelers use Werner as a necessary stop to refuel on energy while exploring the coast. Being part brewery, part restaurant has its perks, especially when you excel in both departments (and thankfully Werner Brewing Company does just that).
Plus, the open patio is the only place you need to be during a sunny day at the coast. Dogs are welcome, so bring the pooch. Great grub and even better beer, what’s not to like?
Misty Mountain Brewing & Tap Haus (Brookings)
Located in the charming town of Brookings, Misty Mountain Brewing is the southernmost brewery on the Oregon coast, making it a natural stop for those embarking (or wrapping up) a proper coastal road trip.
This Lord of the Rings themed brewery is family owned and hand-crafts ales and lagers in small batches. Expect to find 8 beers on tap with an great menu for those in search of a bite. The food is always great!
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7 Devils Brewing Co. (Coos Bay)
7 Devils Brewing Co. is a small craft brewery at the Oregon coast on a mission to bring thoughtfully-crafted beers to all who wander by. Step inside for microbrews served in an artsy restaurants with ample seating and weekly live music.
They have a curated list of great beers to choose from, but the food also merits a shout-out. This is a great spot to swing by if you’re in search of a break after a long day exploring the breathtaking coast.
Astoria Brewing Company (Astoria)
Found right along the popular esplanade, Astoria Brewing Company is a great laid-back brewery at the Oregon coast for those in search of a good time. This brewery is often overlooked for its more famous neighborhoods, but don’t make the same mistake.
Yachats Brewing (Yachats)
Yachats is one of my favorite towns at the Oregon coast if not for Luna Seafood House alone (those fish and chips!!). I never miss an opportunity to make the drive over for fresh seafood whenever I’m visiting the coast, which is how I discovered Yachats Brewing.
Intrigued, my husband and I popped in for a drink. We loved the atmosphere and the beer was good. We didn’t have a chance to try the food, but plan to swing by next time. I’m excited to see how this brewery grows over the years. I mean, who couldn’t use more breweries at the Oregon coast!
List of Breweries at the Oregon Coast (Post Overview)
In sum, here’s a quick roundup of the best breweries at the Oregon coast.
- Fort George Brewing
- Reach Break Brewing
- de Garde Brewing
- Rogue Brewing
- Pelican Brewing
- Buoy Beer Company
- Astoria Brewing Company
- Beachcrest Brewing Company
- Newport Brewing Company
- Arch Rock Brewing Company
- Chetco Brewing Company
- Werner Brewing Company
- Misty Mountain Brewing & Tap Haus
- 7 Devils Brewing Co.
- Yachats Brewing
Map of the best Oregon coast breweries
What do you think?