With roots growing back to the early pioneers who cleared the land to grow fruit, corn, wheat and yes…hops, our founding partners come from a long line of Oregon farmers.. Our roots run deep in hops and Oregon, which is why you can visit and explore our beers both at the brewery in Boardman, or our taproom in Wilsonville.
Today, Ordnance Brewing is an outlier, a brewery out past the far edges of Pacific Northwest population centers, far from the region’s corporate breweries and dense brewer communities – smack dab in the middle of a beer desert. In this remoteness, we brew freely, with an innovative spirit, a farmer’s work ethic, the creativity of someone living off the land and a vision to make beauty out of little. The owners, brewer and brewery itself are on the fringe, uninhibited, driven to work together for a unified mission: Brew distinct, honest and simply enjoyable beer.
Our namesake is now a ghost town, a collection of decaying offices, a theater and school standing in scattered ruins, a water tower still stands tall above this once bustling community. Here, everyday citizens did their part to set aside their differences and support a growing war effort in the Pacific and Europe during World War 2. To these noble people, to our ancestors, we raise our glass and carry forward the name Ordnance.
Radagast: This savory brew is our take on a traditional Old Ale. We took our strong Ale (‘Old Craig’) and aged it for a year in red wine-barrels, all the while letting brettanomyces do it’s thing. As per tradition, we blended that back with some fresh ‘Old Craig’ plus a little Imperial Stout to give it even more depth. The resulting beer has a distinct brett nose, and a unique aged fruit flavor, all accented by roast character. Something to drink….while you think. ABV:9% | IBU’s:?
Sand Snipe Saison: This year;s saison is a blend of four different saisons… Each specially brewed with a different mix of herbs, spices, and even bacteria. Each batch was then patiently aged in red wine barrels, dosed with brettanomyces, before being blended back together to make this refreshing treat. ABV:5.7% | IBU’s:12