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Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant

Handcrafted Ales and Lagers   X   Family Raised Angus Beef


Once upon a time...

people had time to enjoy the good things in life.  We believe in the traditions of fine craftsmanship that add richness & quality to our lives.

At Golden Valley, our craftsmen take the time & care to brew our own beer; make sauces & soups from scratch & house smoke our meats.  Using fresh Oregon seafood, locally grown produce & our All-Natural brewery grain and grass fed Angus beef. 

Every day, we provide our guests with fine handcrafted beers from our brewery, all natural, dry aged Angus beef raised on our family ranch with spring fed pastures and Golden Valley Brewery grain, organically raised produce from our gardens, and excellent Oregon wines from the great Willamette Valley. Our diverse menu offers, exceptional burgers, dry aged hand cut steaks, pastas, fresh NW seafood, salads, sandwiches, and a full range of entrees. All of our food is made in house from scratch using fresh local ingredients whenever possible.

our locations

McMinnville Pub and Brewery

Our original location, which houses our 15 barrel brew house, opened in 1993 and sits at the end of historic downtown McMinnville. 

Beaverton Pub

Our second location opened in 2012 just off the Sunset Highway in Beaverton, only 8 miles from Downtown Portland.                               



Red thistle esb

Our flagship beer since 1993! This beer is crafted to replicate a traditional English Special Bitter. Rich caramel and lightly toasted malt flavors are balanced with an earthy, herbal hop finish.


Hops: Golding, Nugget, Willamette

Malts: 2-Row, British Carastan, British Dark Crystal, Cara-Pils

ABV: 5.5%      IBU: 40        OG: 1.055



This Gold Medal Winner at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival is accented with Cascade and Willamette hops.  A sessionable English-style summer ale.


Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Willamette

Malts: 2-Row, Crystal, Cara-Pils

ABV: 4.4     IBU: 23     OG: 1.043


bald peak ipa

Bald Peak is our Pacific Northwest-style IPA. A dank hop forward profile dominates. Pungent, grapefruity hops are balanced by a sturdy malt backbone.


Hops: Apollo, Cascade, Columbus

Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, Crystal, Wheat

ABV: 7.2      IBU: 80      OG: 1.065




chehalem mountain ipa

Our original India Pale Ale is lighter in alcohol and bitterness than the Bald Peak IPA.  Cascade and Crystal hops throw a citrusy and floral bouquet.

Hops: Cascade, Crystal

Malts: 2-Row, Crystal, Cara-Pils, Vienna

ABV: 6.7     IBU: 57     OG: 1.062



dundee porter

Just shy of opaque, Dundee Porter features a robust roast character accented by chocolate and black malts.  Malted wheat and moderate hopping round out the edges.


Hops: Nugget, Willamette

Malts: 2-Row, Chocolate, Black, Brown, Crystal, Wheat

ABV: 5.3      IBU: 38      OG: 1.056



muddy valley oatmeal stout

Heavy use of roasted barley and rolled oats endows this stout with a rich yet dry roast profile.  High temperature mashing yields a full-bodied beer. Nitrogen conditioned.


Hops: Nugget, Cascade

Malts: 2-Row, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Oats, Brown, Victory

ABV: 5.7      IBU: 40      OG: 1.060



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.



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

Private Dining

When planning your next event, call us! Let our experienced staff do the work for your next meeting, banquet, party or reception. Our private banquet room can accommodate up to 80 people and more options are available for larger groups.

We offer a full banquet menu for sit down and buffet events with full bar service. Call our events coordinator today.

      McMinnville - Maria Brown   503-472-2739  - Events Menu -

      Beaverton - Jackie Schuetze    503-972-1599     - Events Menu -

Event rooms

We have multiple event spaces available at each of our locations. We can provide the ideal meeting space for a professional event or private party, either formal or casual. Contact our Events Coordinator for more information about which of our rooms will best accommodate your group.

Let us know how you would like the tables arranged. Will there be a speaker? What about a registration table, or a head table? Will you need any special equipment, such as a projector or screen?




Always our most popular option, the Buffet offers a range of taste choices to tempt your guests’ appetites, and allows comfortable flexibility in guest attendance with fewer time restrictions. A minimum of 20 guests is required.



Your guests remain seated throughout their meal. Each course is plated by our kitchen staff, then served to your guests by our friendly and able service staff. To ensure that everyone is served in style, we limit this option to 25 guests.

We’ve got a reputation for our delicious and unique cuisine. In order for us to properly prepare for your event, we require entrée selections 14 days prior to your function and a final guest count 7 days prior to your event.



All natural angus springs ranch beef

We proudly offer Angus Springs Ranch, all natural beef, grown locally and exclusively on our family ranch. 
Free from the overcrowded conditions of conventional feedlots, Angus Springs Ranch cattle are tender raised on 76 acres of rolling, spring-fed pasture on a diet rich in spent grain from Golden Valley's Brewery. Golden Valley grain makes ideal feed for our select Black Angus herd because it contains twice the protein and fiber of regular feed.


Our Angus are raised on an all-natural program of spring fed pastures and premium rations for up to 12 months and dry aged for 21 days insuring beef of exceptional quality and tenderness. This approach to raising cattle produces the finest natural beef available in the Northwest. As few as 12 independent restaurants throughout the country are currently supplying beef produced exclusively for their own restaurant and we are proud to join the list.

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We operate a large Organic Practice garden on the ranch where we source the majority of produce for the restaurants during the growing season. Last year we harvested 2,865 pounds of vegetables to use at Golden Valley, this is not a small commitment but we feel that you can taste the difference in the food that we prepare.


Purchase a gift card here and we’ll get it mailed out for you!