Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Hours of Operation
Thursdays & Fridays - 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturdays - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open as of February 13, Coin Toss Brewing is the newest brewery to settle in Oregon City!
Like so many pioneers before him, local radio personality Tim Hohl takes his homebrewing hobby to the next level.
Coin Toss Brewing Co. offers a variety of signature brews available by the pint, growler or keg. We are committed to crafting the finest beers in honor of Portland’s illustrious history.
The Coin Toss moniker is a nod to the fateful event that determined Portland’s name.
Although Asa Lovejoy may have lost that toss to Francis Pettygrove, we would like to reach through the years and tell him: Heads or Tails?
It’s Beer. You Win!
- 14214 Fir St. Suite H
Oregon City, OR 97045
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At Coin Toss Brewing Co., we serve a traditional lineup of handcrafted beer along with our Heritage Series, brewed from historical recipes.
Half Penny Lager
Light, crisp and refreshing. Brewed with 2-row pale malt, flaked rice & lightly hopped with Hersbrucker & Nugget. 4.2% ABV | 10 IBU
George’s Honest Ale
The inaugural Heritage Series beer is our interpretation of a recipe originally brewed by George Washington at Mount Vernon. Sweet molasses plays an integral role in this beer, as do Cluster hops and six-row pale malt. These ingredients closely resemble those used by our Founding Father in the 1700s. Lightly carbonated as true to style. 6.0% ABV | 25 IBU
1845 Amber Lager
Our latest Heritage Series beer is our interpretation of what may have been brewing in the Oregon Territory around the time of the historic Lovejoy versus Pettygrove coin toss in 1845. Brewed with 2-row pale & dark crystal malt, Northern Brewer hops & warm-fermented with lager yeast. 5.5% ABV | 48 IBU
A delicious combination of 2-row pale, wheat & rye malt, Sorachi Ace hops & 88 pounds of apricot puree! 6.3% ABV | 28 IBU
Heads Red | NW Red Ale
A Northwest-style red ale, brewed with Northwest Pale, Munich, Caramel, Victory and Black malts and hopped with Chinook, Centennial and Crystal. 5.7% ABV | 42 IBU
Nine Eyes IPA
Our house IPA features a blend of five grains and generous amounts of Galena, Chinook and Cascade hops in the boil. Dry-hopped with Equinox and Azacca to make a traditional yet tropical beer. Named for the Pacific Lamprey which are indigenous to Oregon City's Willamette Falls and harvested each year as part of a Native American tradition. 6.6% ABV | 65 IBU
The Weinhard IPA
An easy-drinking & Citra-forward IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Weinhard Grill in downtown Oregon City. 6.0% ABV 58 IBU
Black Hohl | Cascadian Dark Ale
The flagship brew of Coin Toss Brewing. Dark and hoppy with a malty backbone and a hint of roast. Two-row, Crystal, Victory and Chocolate malts are complemented by Columbus, Chinook, Centennial & Cascade hops. 6.0% ABV | 68 IBU
Pie Hohl | Cherry Ginger Stout
Originally brewed for the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland. Two-row pale malt, roasted barley, crystal, flaked oats and 3 lbs. ginger root made up this 10-barrel batch. Hopped with Nugget, Galena and Northern Brewer and finished with 44 lbs. of sour cherries. Drink it down your Pie Hohl! 6.0% ABV | 35 IBU
Imperial Pilsner *** NEW RELEASE***
Our biggest beer to date! We got a little crazy and put 32 pounds of noble hops into this beautiful beer. It clocks in at 8.4% ABV & 58 IBU.
COMING UP February 8th: we are partnering up with First City Central Marketplace & Bistro for our first ever Brewers Dinner! We'll be tapping four beers & sampling more. The menu will feature delectable dishes involving Coin Toss Beers. There will also be live music, special pricing, and door prizes! Please RSVP to the Facebook event page. #FCBD
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Coin Toss held its OFFICIAL OPENING Saturday, Feb. 13th, 2016. Happily, in the spirit of door-opening, our first day coincided with Zwickelmania, the annual one-day event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to beer lovers. Roughly 200 participants met the brewer, toured the brewery and enjoyed our friendly and cozy taproom.
We look forward to hosting many more fun events in the near future. Watch this space for more details... we can't wait to "toss" one back with you.
A Coin Toss Named Portland, Oregon
The two New England natives who founded Portland—called The Clearing at the time—both vied for the bragging rights of naming the 640-acre locale after their respective hometowns.
Pioneers Asa Lovejoy from Boston Massachusetts and Francis Pettygrove of Portland, Maine split the site’s land claim, and in 1845 settled the decision on a coin toss.
Pettygrove won the best two-out-of-three coin toss in the parlor of the Francis Ermatinger House in Oregon City and the rest is history. Portland was incorporated in 1849, and the copper one-cent piece, minted in 1835 and now dubbed the Portland Penny, is on display at the Oregon Historical Society Museum.
Coin Toss Brewing Company was founded with a nod to the region’s rich history, its pioneering spirit, and for the event that named Beervana,
the center of the Craft Beer Universe!
Source: Mental Floss
You might have noticed that Coin Toss Penny is smiling,
unlike her original counterpart.
It’s the beer.
Site of the Historic Coin Toss
Located at 619 6th St. Oregon City, Oregon, it is one of ten entries on the Historic Preservation League of Oregon's Most Endangered Places in Oregon 2011 list. Unfortunately, due to damage from moving the structure, it is not open to the public. For more info: http://www.orcity.org/parksandrecreation/ermatinger-house
Photo Credit: "Ermatinger House - Oregon City Oregon" by Ian Poellet - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The Coin Toss Brewing Team
Founder & Brewer
Tim Hohl has been an avid craft beer advocate and home brewer for nearly 20 years. For the past 14 years, Tim has developed strong roots in Portland’s craft beer community through his role as a radio broadcaster, news reporter and host of the award-winning weekly “Beer Geek” segment on Portland’s KPAM radio station.
Check out his KPAM Beer Geek Blog
Tim Hohl has been an avid craft beer advocate and home brewer for nearly 20 years.
Mentor & Beer Guru
Fleming is a veteran Oregon brewer and founder of Fleming Brewing Consultants, LLC. He currently serves as Brewmaster at Kells Brew Pub in Portland and general lead consultant for Mount Angel Abbey in Mount Angel, Oregon, which is the process of building the nation’s 2nd monastic brewery. He has served as head brewer at Lucky Lab in Portland, Silver Moon in Bend, and Lompoc Brewing in Portland.
Dave has overseen construction of Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, served as general lead consultant at Coalition Brewing in Portland and assisted with the launch of McMenamins Saint Francis in Bend, Buoy Brewing in Astoria and Sunriver Brewing in Central Oregon.
Fleming is a veteran Oregon brewer and founder of Fleming Brewing Consultants, LLC.
Oregon City News – January 2017 – Oregon City’s Weinhard Grill, Coin Toss Brewing Company collaborate on Weinhard IPA
Travel Oregon – September 2016 – “Road Trip: Oregon City”
OregonLive: “10 new Portland-area breweries you should try”
Portland Business Journal: “Homebrewers tap craft beer’s popularity”
OregonLive: “Beer Geek Broadcaster to Open Brewery in Oregon City”
Portland Business Journal: “Portland broadcaster to tap beers, not microphones, at his new brewery”
The New School: “Tim Hohl’s Coin Toss Brewing to Open in Oregon City”
Brewpublic: “Coin Toss Brewing Plans to Open in June in Oregon City”
Brian Yaeger: Beer Writer: “Coin Toss Brewing: Beer Geek Talker Turns Brewer“