In operation for about a year, the Vertigo Tap Room has attracted quite a following. I recently visited on a Friday afternoon, and the place was hopping! Sorry, had to do it...
Vertigo Tap Room
- Taps: 12 drafts, featuring Vertigo beer plus a guest tap for cider.
- Standard Pour: 16 oz. for $4.
- Taster Tray: Yes! You can select four or six 5 oz. beers.
- Bottles: Some of Vertigo's bombers are available.
- Growlers: Yes.
Vibe: Casual taproom (21+ only) tucked away within an industrial park. Bright airy indoor space with lots of tables and a few picnic tables outside. You're likely to find people engrossed in board games while enjoying their beer.
Food: No food is served, but you're welcome to bring your own. Food trucks are often on-site on Friday nights.
Specials: $1 off all draft beers on Thirsty Thursdays (3rd Thursday of each month). $1 off of Closer Pale Ale drafts on days the tap room is open during Hillsboro Hops home games (until 7 pm).
Miscellaneous Mirth: Movie nights and monthly cribbage festivals. Check their Facebook page for details. The taproom is available for private parties during non open hours.
Vertigo was one of the original players in the now rapidly growing Hillsboro beer scene. When I first visited Vertigo in November 2010, Mike Haines (Brewer and co-owner) was brewing 1 barrel batches! Since then, they upgraded to a 7 barrel brewhouse. But with the rapid growth, Mike told me the 7 barrel system is starting to seem small!
During my visit, I tasted their new Closer Pale Ale. I was surprised to learn this is Vertigo's first-ever pale ale. It features bright hoppy flavor and it's not too bitter. Perfect for a lazy afternoon at the ballpark--or Tap Room!