Coin Toss Brewing Co.


Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Monday & Tuesday

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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

Comunidad Mexican Lagert

A refreshing amber lager whose name translates to “community” because we love the community that craft beer creates. ”

4.9% ABV | 18 IBU

Caught in a Pickle Lager

This dill-icious beer is a blend of our house lager & bread & butter pickle juice!

4.2% ABV | 10 IBU

Strawberry Cream Ale

Light & fruity with local strawberries.

4.8% ABV | 28 IBU

Day Drinker Amber Wheat

Our twist on an amber American wheat ale. Subtle additions of Cascade & El Dorado hops accented with a touch of Himalayan pink salt makes this a great & easy-drinking “all day beer.”

5.1% ABV | 15 IBU

Brother Rand's Belgian Tripel *NEW*

A pale strong ale with hints of malty spice and fruity aromatics. A moderate and balanced addition of Saaz hops accentuates a subtle alcohol flavor and esters of bubble gum, banana and a hint of clove. This ale is a wonderful tapestry for the Rustic Belgian yeast strain and twelve pounds of Brother Rand's Oregon City grown honey. Prost!

9.6% ABV | 29 IBU

Settler’s Red

A malty delight, featuring 7 grains and Chinook & Idaho 7 hops.

6.3% ABV | 49 IBU

Pale It Forward

This easy-drinking American pale ale is a delicate malt balance of North American 2-Row, Caramel 15 & a hint of Crystal Rye.

5.2% ABV | 45 IBU

Nine Eyes IPA

A Northwest-style IPA named for the Pacific Lamprey which are indigenous to Oregon City's Willamette Falls and harvested each year as part of a Native American ritual.

6.6% ABV | 68 IBU

Coasters IPA

Hints of mango and pine plus the fresh flavor of Spruce provided by 10 lbs. of Pacific Northwest Sitka harvested by our staff & customers.

7.0% ABV | 70 IBU

High Rocks Hazy IPA

Brewed with copious amounts of Mosaic, Citra & Eukanot hops. Finished with blood orange puree.

6.5% ABV | 64 IBU

Hot Coffee Cakes Chocolate Habanero Stout

American-style stout brewed with chocolate & dry-hopped with 100 habanero peppers. Finished with Happyrock Coffee.

5.6% ABV | 20 IBU

All Sorts Strong Ale

A careful blend of winter warmer and chocolate stout, aged 4 months in Bull Run rye whiskey barrels.

10% ABV | 43 IBU


Strawberry Kölsch

Coasters IPA

Das Münzwurf Festbier

Nine Eyes IPA


The Story

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

Pettygrove and Lovejoy: Coin Tossers

Ermatinger House

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. The house reopened to the public in July 2018 after a series of extensive renovations. It is open for self-guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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

Coin Toss Brewing Logo

You might have noticed that Coin Toss Penny is smiling,
unlike her original counterpart.
It’s the beer.




Tim Hohl founded Coin Toss Brewing 2015 with the goal of bringing quality local craft beer to Oregon City. Prior to taking the brewery plunge, Tim spent nearly 30 years as a radio broadcaster & public relations guru. From 2000 until 2018, Tim 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. His favorite beers range from balanced NW style IPA's to stouts. He is grateful to the local community for embracing Coin Toss Brewing & how many new friends he and his family have made on this journey.

Tim Hohl is a beer and history geek who founded Coin Toss Brewing in 2015


Head Brewer

Chip Conlon is a veteran Oregon brewer who previously served as Lead Brewer for Roots Brewing Co. & led the Oregon sales team for California-based Eel River Brewing. Most recently, Chip was Head Brewer at Burnside Brewing in Portland where he helped develop and produce multiple award-winning beers including Couch Lager, Sweet Heat & Baltic Porter. He also trained and coached several future brewers who have since made their own mark on the local brewing scene. His favorite beer styles include fresh hop, festbier & any type of traditional style lager. He loves the creativity and community of the craft beer industry. We are honored and humbled to have him as part of the Coin Toss Brewing family!

Chip is a veteran Oregon brewer who is responsible for multiple awards & coaching of numerous future brewers.

Contact Coin Toss Brewing Co.

Brewpublic – June 2021 – Coin Toss Brewing Releases Caught In A Pickle Lager in 16 oz. Cans

KOIN TV – June 2021 – Coin Toss Brewing & Montavilla Brew Works Collaborate on “Catch A Tiger IPA”

Brewpublic – May 2021 – Coin Toss Brewing To Host Cinco De Toss-O

Brewpublic – December 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing to Host Arts and Craft Show in Its Expanded Taproom

New School Beer – November 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing Revives Burnside Brewing’s Sweet Heat

Merchant Maverick – November 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing Brews Up Success Despite COVID-19

Craft Brewing Business – September 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing Ready to Bust Down a Wall and Expand its Operations

Brewpublic – September 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing to host 2nd Annual Fresh Hop Showcase

Brewbound – September 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing Collaborates with Vanguard Brewing On Pink Paradise Gose

KPTV – July 2020 – Relaxed Rules for Beer, Wine Delivery Could Become Permanent in Oregon

Brewbound – June 2020 – Oregon City’s Coin Toss Brewing Opens Expanded Outdoor Seating

KGON Radio – March 2020 – Coin Toss Delivers Beer to You

Brewpublic – February 2020 – Coin Toss Brewing Celebrates Its Four Year Anniversary

KGW-TV – February 2020 – Zwickelmania Returns to Portland

Brewpublic – October 2019 – Coin Toss Brewing to Host OC Fresh Hop Showcase

OregonLive – July 2019 – I tried 17 beers at the Oregon Brewers Festival; here’s how they rate

Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory – February 2019 – Territory Tales: The Story Behind Coin Toss Brewing (podcast)

The New School – January 2019 – Five Questions for Dave Fleming, Coin Toss Brewer & founder of the NW Coffee Beer Invitational

The Wall Street Journal – September 2018 – A Traveler’s Guide to Oregon City, aka ‘Portland Without the Weird’

Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory – July 2018 – Tim Hohl Is A Modern Pioneer

KATU – July 2018 – Ermatinger House, where coin toss determined Portland’s name, to reopen

Willamette Week – July 2018 – There’s a Lot More to Oregon City Than Just Its Heritage and Historic Landmarks

KGW-TV – May 2018 – WTF: What The Fun? Cassidy Tries Goat Yoga

KATU-TV – May 2018 – Goat Yoga & Craft Beer in Oregon City

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”

KOIN TV: Frosted Flakes meets beer in brewer collaboration

OregonLive: “10 new Portland-area breweries you should try”

March 10, 2015 Press Release

Portland Business Journal – July 2013: “Oregon beer: A homebrewer’s passion bubbles over” | Photo Gallery

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

It’s Beer. You Win!

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, crowler, 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?

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