Coin Toss Brewing is the newest brewery to settle
in Oregon City, scheduled to open in June
Like so many pioneers before him, local radio personality
Tim Hohl takes his homebrewing hobby to the next level
|Courtesy of Coin Toss Brewing Co|
OREGON CITY, ORE – March 10, 2015
– Oregon City’s burgeoning craft brewing scene will soon be joined by Coin Toss Brewing Co.
to open in early June at 14210 Fir St, Suite H (off Beavercreek
Rd., just west of Highway 213). The brewery is the vision of local radio
personality Tim Hohl, who, like so many pioneering craft brewers before
him, is taking his passion for homebrewing to the next level.
1,400 sq. ft. facility will house a brand new 10-barrel brewhouse,
including four 10-barrel fermenters, all fabricated by Practical
Fusion, stainless steel tank fabrication experts based in Portland. The
brewery will eventually include a taproom, slated to open in July, that
will serve the brewery’s flagship Black Hole CDA (Hohl’s most popular
homebrew), as well as an IPA, a Golden Ale and a Stout.
most interesting will be Coin Toss’ rotating “Heritage Series” that will
feature a regular selection of beers brewed using historical
recipes. Hohl recently brewed a small beer based on a recipe found in a
journal entry belonging to George Washington, using ingredients that
closely resembled those of our founding father.
“The more time
I've spent telling stories about the craft beer industry, the more I've
wanted to be a part of it,” said Hohl, who has been homebrewing for 20
years. “The people, the creativity, and the collaborative spirit are an
inspiration. Plus I love history and the idea of merging it with my love
of craft beer. I can think of no better place to do that than historic
Hohl will serve as head brewer, with input
from local brew guru Dave Fleming, who has served as a mentor to Hohl
since he decided to take his homebrewing to the next level. The two
first brainstormed the idea of collaborating on a new brewery while
brewing together at Lompoc Brewing back in 2012.
passion for brewing, Hohl has no plans of leaving his current job as
News Director and host of “First Edition,” the morning news show on KPAM
radio in Portland; he’ll just be a bit busier than usual. This is good
news for the brewing community that enjoys his “Beer Geek”
segment every Thursday
|Tim Hohl/Courtesy of Coin Toss Brewing Co|
order to develop an inventory, Hohl has already begun brewing at
several area breweries and will debut two of them at the Spring Beer
& Wine Festival in April at the Convention Center: Black Hole and George’s Honest Ale, the inaugural beer in the H
Series. His goal is to have his beers on tap at a number of
area establishments in Oregon City, Lake Oswego and West Linn prior to
the brewery opening.
Coin Toss Brewing Co. is named for the
historic 1845 coin toss between Asa Lovejoy (from Boston) and Francis
Pettygrove (from Portland, Maine) for the right to name the city that is
today known as Portland, Ore. Pettygrove won, two-out-of-three. The
coin toss took place at the Ermatinger House, which still stands at the
corner of Sixth and John Adams in Oregon City.
For more information, visit www.cointossbrewing.com