Our in-house craft brewery revives a brewing tradition in McMinnville started in 1878 by Anton Ahrens and W.R. Bachman of Ahrens Brewing Company. We strive to produce handcrafted beers of exceptional balance and complexity for your enjoyment. In 1998 we announced the release of our flagship beer – Red Thistle Ale – in bottles, so our craftsman beers can be enjoyed at home.
American Pale Ale, Geist Bock and a holiday favorite, Tannen Bomb, were also added to our bottled lineup. You can purchase these finely crafted beers year round in local grocery and specialty stores in Yamhill County and the Portland metro area. As the daylight hours and weather change, so do Golden Valley’s great seasonal beers.
You can look forward to fresh and varied offerings like Red Hills Pils, Fresh Hop Harvest Pale, Tannen Bomb, Black Panther Imperial Stout and Geist Bock, to name a few. Many ask us to make these beers year round, but we just don’t have enough room, so relish them while you can! Six packs, 22-ounce bottles and cases are available at the pub and brewery, so please ask your server. Brewery tours are available by appointment or upon request when our schedule allows.
Meet Our Brewer, Jesse Shue
Jesse began home brewing in the 90’s and has made it a passion and career more than 20 years later.
Assistant Brewer@ Pelican Pub and Brewery, Pacific City, OR
Brewer @ McMenamin’s Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR
Brewer @ Rogue Ales, Newport, OR
Brewer @ Silver City Restaurant & Brewery, Silverdale, WA
Head Brewer @ Silver City Restaurant & Brewery
Brewer @ Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Portland, OR
Brewmaster @ Golden Valley Brewery
Graduated from McMinnville High School, 1993
Bachelors in Biology from University of Oregon (1999)
2010 recipient, Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Scholarship, World Brewing Academy, Chicago, IL
Graduated, Beer Production & Quality Control Course @ World Brewing Academy, Chicago, IL