Citizens of Hillsboro! You now have a new place to enjoy beer. Three Mugs Brewing Co. opened last month. Three Mugs is owned by Jay, Wendy, and Chris Jennings. The family (father, mother, and son) also owns and operates Brew Brothers, a homebrew shop that happens to be a benevolent sponsor of this blog!
Located in an industrial park at 2020 NW Alocleck Dr. in Hillsboro, you'll find Three Mugs directly behind Brew Brothers. This little corner of Hillsboro has evolved into a beer hot spot, as it's just a short walk from Vertigo Brewing. About a year ago, Vertigo opened their own taproom. Earlier this summer, Orenco Taphouse opened shop about one mile west.
At this time, only the taproom part of Three Mugs is open. They currently offer five rotating guest taps and a small, but growing, bottle selection. The brewery will begin operation as soon as the OLCC paperwork is finalized. Chris will then fire up the brew kettle and begin serving his beer. Expect to see the number of taps increase in the near future.
The taproom has an industrial warehouse vibe. Yet, at the same time, it's very relaxed and homey. I felt like I was having a drink in someone's home bar—and I mean that in a good way. I stopped by earlier this week and tried a Berliner Weisse from Pints Brewing. It was quite a bit more sour than I expected—but that's fine by me!
Congrats to the Jennings family on their new venture! It's great to see another player in the quickly growing westside beer scene!
I'll provide another update after the brewery opens.