a simple phrase during lunch between a couple of our founders: “I want to make easy drinking lagers and ales,” Ben* said. And from those words we began the journey of Hammer & Stitch Brewing Company. We want to keep things simple; “K.I.S.S.” as a few of us used to hear growing up. And so that’s what we’re going to do…
We opened our doors in 2020 on the northwest end of Slabtown in Portland, Oregon. The grit of the NW Industrial district creates the perfect back drop for our brewery and taproom.
We pay homage to all makers through hand crafted ales and lagers of approachable distinction.
Our Standards will be easy drinking, classic, brilliant & consistent; available 365
We believe in having FUN, doing it with SOUL, & earning it with GRIT. We measure 2x & cut 1x. And we are proud of our home in Slabtown – the Portland, Oregon’s original industrial epicenter. We look forward to celebrating your success in every batch we brew.
…and you might be wondering, why “Hammer & Stitch”. It pays homage to a couple of the founders’ parents; one an architect / builder (the Hammer) & the other an apparel designer / creator (the Stitch). We think it lends itself nicely to our love of the craft, makers & creators.
Industry vet Ben Dobler, has figuratively and literally grown up in the PDX beer community. He brings 27 years of experience and leadership. The fun will be easily found within beers of standard style and our unique creations that utilize ingredients from the Pacific NW. You will see the spoils of our partnerships reflected in each pint.Learn More About Ben
Madison, our very first employee, is a Portland transplant. Almost a year ago, she moved from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she was studying Graphic Design and Printmaking at The University of Tennessee. Now, she does Marketing for Hammer & Stitch!Learn More About Madison
Cameron started his brewing journey bussing tables at Laurelwood brewery after high school. He quickly made his way into the brewery by convincing the brewers to let him wash kegs and clean parts. Cameron was interested in being a craftsman like his dad and his grandfather. His time spent in the brewery inspired him to pursue beer as his own craft. Cameron spent the next several years learning everything he could from his fellow brewers and others in the industry.Learn More About Cameron