Taproom opens Friday, May 14, at Gresham Townfair shopping center with 13 beers available

COURTESY PHOTO: MADCOW BREWING - MadCow Brewing will offer 13 beers for its grand opening Friday, May 14, in the Gresham Townfair shopping center.East Multnomah County's smallest brewery will get a little bit bigger, when MadCow Brewing opens its new taproom near downtown Gresham.

The MadCow taproom, located at 686 N.W. Eastman Parkway in the Gresham Townfair shopping center, will celebrate its grand opening Friday, May 14. There will be 16 taps — 13 MadCow beers, 2 guest ciders and a root beer — along with limited indoor dining and five outdoor tables.

The taproom will have rotating seasonal beers, and a kitchen offering "barnyard bites," small plates of food.

"It feels good to finally be taking this step," said Jason Blair, MadCow founder. "It's scary and exciting at the same time, but I love sharing my beer with people."

The taproom will be open from3-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

MadCow's slogan is "one great beer, one barrel at a time" — apt as it all began with Blair homebrewing out of his garage. Many of the beers are named in honor of Blair's childhood growing up on a dairy farm.

There is the popular Golden Guernsey Honey Rye Saison, brewed with Belgian yeast and Pacific Northwest blackberry and clover honey; the Evening Milking Stout, a creamy beer with notes of chocolate, coffee, and aromas of dried cherry and vanilla; and the Oxbow IPA, a hop-forward beer with a citrusy aroma and flavor.

If you go:

What: MadCow Brewing Taproom

When: 3-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 686 N.W. Eastman Parkway

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