Lake Oswego's Stickmen Brewing plans to expand
Lake Oswego's Stickmen Brewing Company has plans to expand its footprint starting later this year. The company has decided to open two additional taprooms — one in Happy Valley this fall and the second in Cedar Mill in 2022. The Cedar Mill location — a 5,000-square-foot facility in the Kirkland Place Plaza at Northwest Barnes Road and 118th Avenue — was originally planning to welcome customers in the fall, but the developer delayed construction.
"We had been working on finding the right site for an expansion into Beaverton for almost two years, so we were very excited to find a great space in Happy Valley so quickly after the sudden delay for the Cedar Mill project," principal owner and recipe creator Tim Schoenheit said in a recent Stickmen Brewing press release. "We are excited to add Happy Valley to our community of great beer and pizza, and we look forward to providing a fun and delicious experience for our future customers in both of the new locations."
Stickmen Brewing opened a small-batch brewery offering barbecue cuisine in Lake Oswego on Oswego Lake about nine years ago, prior to opening a larger brewery and beer hall in Tualatin in 2017.
"With our normal seasonal boom on the patio and limited capacity, we have been pretty much at our max on warm and sunny days," said Schoenheit in an email to the Review. "The combination of our newer menu focus being on house-smoked BBQ and the setting of our patio definitely makes it a hot spot in the spring and summer months."
The Tualatin location is known for its wood-fired pizzas and space that accommodates families and business parties.
"Stickmen always maintains 22 to 24 different beers on tap, keeping year-round favorites, rotating seasonal beers and offering a plethora of experimental beers to keep things fresh and provide the markets it serves with innovative and unique craft beers," the press release read.
The taproom in Happy Valley is just under 6,000 square feet and is located on the corner of Southeast 172nd and Vogel Road. This location plans to feature 28 taps, wood-fired pizza and salads, as well as an Italian-inspired coffee bar in the morning that offers espresso drinks and frittatas.
"Our Tualatin location has had such great year-round community support with a large number of regulars and hard-core fans of our pizza and beer, that we believe both Happy Valley and Cedar Mill will feel the same way," Schoenheit wrote in an email. "Another reason is to help us keep fresh beer flowing. It's a rarity nowadays to have a permanent tap handle at a bar. Understandably, taprooms want a constant rotation of new beers from the many great local breweries. So, honestly, draft sales can be fickle at times. Adding a couple locations allows us to rely less on distribution and more on focusing our efforts to provide fresh beers to our taprooms."
For more information, visit the Stickmen Brewing website.
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