This week I was at the Oregon coast for a few days of post-Christmas relaxation and since I’m me, I took a look at what was new in the local beer scene.
Based on some Googling and a recommendation from Kimberly (aka @ABVGirl) last week, I spent a couple hours at a new place that opened in July 2017: the Black Squid Beer House in Lincoln City, Oregon. Located near the middle of town, it’s in a building adjacent to the well-established Dory Cove restaurant.
They feature seventeen taps; when I was in there were eleven or twelve beers on tap along with some cider and kombucha. The beer choices ranged from coastal local (Depoe Bay Brewing, Yachats Brewing, North Jetty Brewing) to selections from around Oregon and Washington and, in what seemed like a bit of a surprise, Alaskan Amber.
I had a flight of some local beers, then a glass of Briar Heart from Urban Family up in Seattle… what a fantastic sour berry experience. In addition to the taps, there are several coolers of bottles with a great selection of beer from all over the west coast; I picked up a few to take back and enjoy at the beach house. There was a notably large selection of sours and wild ales.
Snacks were available and outside food is welcome. The Black Squid Beer House is a nice addition to Lincoln City, which previously didn’t have too much to offer for those of us into craft beer.1 If you’re heading to the central Oregon coast, I’d recommend stopping in and having a pint or two.
I don’t always photograph the bathroom decor, but when I do, it’s because it involves beer bottles.