MORE ABOUT PLANK TOWN BREWING CO.
Roughly half of the tap list are year-round brews, while the other half consists of seasonal beers and our own entertaining single-batch experiments. New recipes may be the inspiration of a single brewer or a collaboration between us all, and may rest for a while in oak barrels.
Our core and seasonal beers strike a drinkable balance while representing their styles well. Single-batch brews are to show off new ingredients and brewing techniques, explore beer styles, and (maybe the most important) give us a place to put all the awesome beer names.
As brewers and beer-loving humans, we enjoy the experience of producing and drinking traditional cask conditioned beer. Thus, you will find a rotation selection of beers on two cask engines at the bar. These ‘live’ beers are served cool, with lower carbonation than ‘normal,’ and evolve in flavor as oxygen enters the cask. Our Anniversary Cask Fest offers customers an impressive line up of Real Ale brewed by us and many other local breweries.
Plank Town Brewery is managed by founding brewer Steve van Rossem, whose decades of experience in Oregon breweries (McMenamin’s High Street, West Bros, and Block 15) lend an intuitive approach to beer recipe development and brewery operations.
Head Brewer Breann (Bre) Goulette has been with Plank Town since 2016. She started front of the house, but soon moved into the brewery doing keg washing, sales, and cellar work until John Crane bought the Brewers Union pub in Oakridge, when she became a full time brewer. In 2020, Bre was awarded the Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship and attended a Concise Course in Brewing at Siebel Institute in Chicago.
Assistant Brewer Aaron Brussat came on in 2021. He’s been a home brewer since 2005 and is Vice President of the Cascade Brewers Society. He has also written about beer in the Willamette Valley since 2013, and worked at the Bier Stein as a beer steward for six years.