Monday, September 28, 2009
Honest Pints in Oakridge: Brewer's Union Local 180
Brewer's Union Local 180
Purveyor of an Honest Pint
48329 E. 1st Street
Oakridge, OR 97463
As a good many of you have pointed out in emails and comments, the good folks down in Oakridge serve honest pints. They serve very, very honest pints. Not only do they substantially exceed the volume standard, but they meet the gold standard of having a clear line marking the 20 ounce liquid line. As a super extra bonus, the glasses are marked with a 10-ounce half-pint mark.
Brewer's Union serves their beer only one way--in what owner/brewer Ted Sobel no doubt things is the proper and only way--on cask. It is a terrible oversight on my part that I haven't been down to visit the brewery, but I hope to rectify that before the end of the year. An all-cask brewery is smack-dab in the center of my wheelhouse.
I am at least pleased to officially certify Brewer's Union Local 180 as a purveyor of an honest pint. Do better than I have and go have a nice pint of cask ale there.