PORTLAND, Ore. — Brewing supply store the Homebrew Exchange on N. Interstate Ave. in Portland, OR gears up to open Look Long Brewing Company, a nanobrewery and taproom. Look Long Brewing Company specializes in a variety of American, English, and Belgian-inspired ales and lagers, showcasing ingredients and recipes offered by the Homebrew Exchange next door. Doors opened to the public for pints, tasting, and growler fills on February 1st at 3 p.m., with a Grand Opening Party scheduled for February 9th from 6 to 9 p.m.
What makes Look Long Brewing Company unique in a beer-saturated city is that it’s nestled within the homebrewing supply store Homebrew Exchange, a community hub for beer, cider, soda, yogurt, and kombucha makers. Customers will now be able to sit down in the adjoining taproom to enjoy a pint or sample a recipe before buying the ingredients right next door. Additionally, the brewery will serve as an incubator for people to showcase their own recipes and crafts; from woodworking to beers to photography.
“We all started as homebrewers. With the opening of our humble 1BBL brewery, we are taking the next step in the relationship with our customers by showcasing the ingredients and products that the Homebrew Exchange has been providing the community for almost a decade in a family-friendly, fun, and inclusive atmosphere of learning and exploration. Our goal is to continue to grow with and give back to the community that has supported us, ” says employee-owner Brandon Edwards.
Food is available onsite from Long Do Thai Food Cart until 7:30 pm, stationed in the Homebrew Exchange/Look Long parking lot. Usual beer-snacks and local delivery menus will be options, as well.
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that’s exactly the case with this nanobaby. Founders Jocelyn and Aaron Fabbri have partnered with employee-owners Brandon Edwards, Stan Barnes, Rory Schellinger and Shane Graff. Each brings years of brewing experience to the mix, and each their own style. Look Long Brewing, along with sister business the Homebrew Exchange, hopes to continue providing a local spot for folks to find the tools and inspiration to delve into the world of craft beverages.
Look Long Brewing Company’s http://www.looklongbrewingcompany.com/
Winter hours (as of Feb. 1):
Thursday 3-8 pm
Friday 12-8 pm
Saturday 12-10 pm
Sunday 12-8 pm
Minors are allowed in the taproom until 9pm.
Homebrew Exchange is currently open for business.
Hours of operation:
Mon. 12 pm-4 pm
Tue.-Fri. 10 am-7 pm
Sat & Sun. 10 am-4 pm