Coin Toss Brewing Co.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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 Mondays.

Drink History!

The Beer

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. Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans.

4.2% ABV | 10 IBU

Coasters Cream Ale

Our latest interpretation of an historical beer style. A pre-Prohibition ale fermented with lager yeast. Subtle aroma with a balanced blend of hops and malt.

4.8% ABV | 28 IBU

Communidad Mexican Lager

A refreshing Amber lager whose name translates to “community” because we love the community craft beer creates. Brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked rice & four specialty grains. We think you’ll want to drink this all summer long!

5.6% ABV | 18 IBU

Caught in a Pickle Lager *LIMITED RELEASE*

This dill-cious beer is a blend of our house lager and bread-and-butter pickle juice.

4.2% ABV | 10 IBU

Weinhard IPA

A Citra-forward IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Weinhard Grill in downtown Oregon City.

6.0% ABV | 58 IBU

Nine Eyes IPA

Our flagship IPA is 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 ritual. Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans.

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.

7.0% ABV | 50 IBU

High Rocks Hazy IPA

Brewed with copious amounts of Mosaic, Citra & Eukanot hops. Finished with tangerine puree. A great sunny weather drinker!

6.5% ABV | 64 IBU


We infused our popular High Rocks Hazy IPA with 88 lbs. of pineapple puree. Aloha, indeed!

6.5% ABV | 64 IBU

Pettygrove Porter

A classic American-style porter named for Francis Pettygrove, winner of the historic coin toss in 1845. Smooth and drinkable with subtle notes of coffee and chocolate

5.5% ABV | 35 IBU

Hot Cakes Chocolate Habanero Stout *LIMITED RELEASE*

American-style stout brewed with 3 dozen chocolate frosted cupcakes & dry-hopped with 100 habanero peppers. A fan favorite at this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival.

6.4% ABV | 20 IBU

Dr. John's Old Ale *LIMITED RELEASE*

A strong ale named for Dr. John McLoughlin, the “Father of Oregon” whose Pacific Northwest roots stretch from Fort Vancouver to the end of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City. This collaboration with Trusty Brewing of Vancouver features a wealth of East Kent Golding hops and a big malty taste.

9.0% ABV | 35 IBU

What's Brewing:

Fresh Hop Pale


Coasters IPA


Half Penny Lager

Caught in a Pickle

Nine Eyes IPA

Hot Cakes Chocolate Habanero Stout


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

Photo Credit: Buchino Blog

Pettygrove and Lovejoy: Coin Tossers

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unlike her original counterpart.
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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?

The Coin Toss Brewing Team



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.


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

Contact Coin Toss Brewing Co.

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