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Seven Brides Brewing: Everything You Need To Know (2022)

Last Updated on September 17, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Seven Brides Brewing is a quaint brewery located in the heart of Silverton, Oregon, known for selling delicious craft beers by the keg. 

Let’s take an in-depth look at the location and see everything it offers. 

About Seven Brides Brewing

About Seven Brides Brewing

Oregon didn’t have microbreweries… until Seven Brides Brewing came in to change that. In fact, Seven Brides Brewing was the first professional brewery in Silverton, Oregon, and its optimal location gives them access to fresh hops, malt, and yeast. [1

This craft beer business venture (which started as a fun hobby) became widely successful among locals and tourists alike, who became intrigued and enamored with their quirky beers. One of their best-sellers, Oatmeal Ellie, sounds like it should be light and grainy — instead, it has dark hints of chocolate and coffee, with a light body. 

Of course, Seven Brides tries to give back to the environment every chance they get. They make their brewing process as environmentally friendly as possible by recycling cooling water and donating their spent grain to a local farmer to feed livestock. 

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

History

The founders of Seven Brides Brewing are three brothers and two uncles who used to brew beer in their garage as a hobby until, eventually, the salesman of the group admitted “it was good enough for selling.” 

When they decided to launch the business, they had to think of a business name. They named it “Seven Brides” after their seven daughters (collectively), and jokingly said they would have to sell enough beer to finance their daughters’ eventual wedding days. Also, fun fact: each daughter has a beer named after her. 

Location

Location

1303 Main St., Silverton, Oregon, USA 97381

(503) 779-6009

Tap Room Hours

Closed Monday & Tuesday

  • 11:30 am to 9:00 pm Wed & Thurs
  • 11:30 am to 11:00 pm Friday
  • 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Saturday
  • 8:00 am to 9:00 pm Sunday

Menu 

Menu 

Seven Brides Brewing is known for its extensive craft beer selection, whether that’s on tap, in a keg, or bottled. They use locally sourced ingredients, like hops, malt, fruit, nuts, and yeast, to craft pilsners, IPAs, stouts, and porters. 

Of course, beer is only as good as the food you pair it with. Their breakfast menu, which comprises classics like Eggs Benedict, Avocado Breakfast Wrap, and Beer and Brown Sugar Pancakes (made with Emily’s Ember Beer), is available from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. 

For dinner, it’s a mix of everything: tacos, nachos, wings, pasta, and burgers. You’ll also be delighted to know that they have multiple event spaces available in their location, which can accommodate small groups of five up to 200 people. 

What’s On Tap 

What’s On Tap 

Tap List

House:

  • Frankenlou’s IPA (ABV: 7.0 IBU: 105) – A decidedly hoppy and bitter IPA. Intense hop aroma with a citrus and piney nose.
  • Becky’s Black Cat Porter (ABV: 7.0 IBU: 55) – Rich and dark, this delicious porter is full-bodied with a creamy, chocolate-colored head.
  • Lil’s Pils (ABV: 5.0 IBU: 15) – A traditional pilsner, crisp and has a floral hop bouquet.
  • Emily’s Red Ale (ABV: 4.8 IBU: 20) – Smooth caramel flavor with hints of toffee and roasted malts.

Seasonal: 

Seasonal: 

  • The Great White Stout (ABV: 6.7 IBU: 10) – A deceptive brew featuring Coffee, Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. 
  • El Dorado IPA (ABV: 6.0 IBU: 60) – Showcasing the El Dorado hop, a great example of a modern tropical hop character.

Specialty:

  • Burgundia Flander’s Red (ABV: 9.0 IBU: 5) – Winey, Cherry, Aggressive Acidity. The result of a year of barrel-aged wild fermentation.
  • Golden Brett Gin Barrel Aged (ABV: 5.7 IBU: 10) – Botanical Aromas and Mild Acidity, aged for three months in gin barrels with Brettanomyces.
  • Whiskey Barrel Monki Love Imp Stout (ABV: 12.6 IBU: 40) – Bourbon, Rye, and American whiskey barrel aged version of Monki Love Imperial Stout.
  • The 503 Barley Wine (ABV: 10.9 IBU: 40) – Complex, rich malt notes aged on local Oregon white oak.

Guest:

  • Bauman’s Cider (ABV: 6.0 IBU: 0) – Rotating cider from our friends at Bauman’s Farm in Woodburn, OR
  • Belgian Underground Safehouse Farmhouse (ABV: 5.4 IBU: 25) – Classic Farmhouse Character from another Silverton brewery.

Keg Sales

Keg Sales

Size Pints Price
House
15.5 gallons 124 $155.00
5.2 gallons 41 $69.00
Seasonal
15.5 gallons 124 $169.00
5.2 gallons 41 $79.00
One-Offs
15.5 gallons 124 $199.00
5.2 gallons 41 $89.00
Specialty
15.5 gallons 124 $269.00
5.2 gallons 41 $129.00

FAQs 

What is Seven Brides Brewing known for?

Seven Brides Brewing is known for its artisan and craft beers, made using locally-sourced fresh ingredients like hops, nuts, grains, malt, and yeast. The location is also known for being Silverton’s first professional brewery. 

Is Seven Brides Brewing Still Open?

No, Seven Brides Brewing is no longer open. The brand announced that they would be ceasing the operations of both the pub and retail on Facebook in 2018, but they haven’t given a reason. We assume that the closure is mainly because competition has been stiff, with over 200 craft breweries in Oregon alone. 

Last we heard, the Seven Brides space was leased to Ratchet Brewery from Salem. 

Key Takeaways

Seven Brides Brewing is a great testament that we can make money from our hobbies if we only work on them hard enough. 

What started as a fun weekend hobby for five family members became a full-blown business venture, well-loved by locals and tourists alike. And although Seven Brides Brewing is no longer operational, we at Kitsune Restaurant are happy we got to experience great beers crafted with passion. 

Cheers to hoping that they start brewing again soon. 

Reference: 

  1.  https://www.seriouseats.com/different-types-of-hops

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