There’s a lot going on at Alameda Brewhouse in Beaumont Village, including a new distribution strategy that will make three of the brewhouse’s popular craft beers available in six-packs around the globe.
Keytra Bafford and her family bought half of the business from Peter Vernier last summer. Original partner Matt Schumacher will stay with the company and focus on the brewery part of the business and Bafford will manage the restaurant side of the operation.
Schumacher has a new brewery team in place, including Head Brewer Eric Rolerkite and Assistant Brewer Brendan Ford-Sala. Bafford has added two new managers to the restaurant team, Cari Sweet and Kristen Walters, who came on board in early spring and have brought plenty of fresh energy to the venerable neighborhood watering hole.
“Alameda Brewhouse’s history of quality and its focus on building a community is what inspired me to become a part of this business,” said Bafford. “I’m so excited to be in this beautiful neighborhood. To learn more about it and to grow with it.
Six packs of Alameda’s Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA, Klickitat Pale Ale and P-Town Pilsner in 12-ounce cans began shipping in early February. They are currently available in a newly-installed cooler in the brewhouse’s lobby and in Plaid Pantrys throughout Oregon and Washington. They will soon be available at Fred Meyer, Haagen’s and New Seasons. The six packs will retail for around $8.99 each.
Some of the first orders went to the Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia. The beer will be available in Utah in the fall and plans are also in place for distribution to Montana and New Mexico. A list of distributors can be found on the Alameda Brewhouse website.
The brewhouse also launched a new lunch program in April, with an eye toward local businesses and people who work in the neighborhood. While the regular menu will still be available, there will be special pricing and mix-and-match options with smaller portions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Orders can be made in advance by phone and will be ready for pick-up or dine-in when you arrive. There will also be a punch-card program in place, where diners can buy five lunches and get one for free.
Bafford also plans to add a catering service soon that will serve local businesses for meetings and events. Stop by the brewhouse or call Bafford for details at 503-460-9025.