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.
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 *NEW*
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
Light-bodied and tart.
5.0% ABV | 22 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. Goes great with a hot dog! Available in 22 oz. bottles ONLY.
4.2% ABV | 10 IBU
A malty delight, featuring 7 grains and Chinook & Idaho 7 hops. Available on draft and in 12 oz. cans.
6.3% ABV | 49 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
A Citra-forward IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at The Weinhard Grill in downtown Oregon City.
6.0% ABV | 58 IBU
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 *NEW*
Brewed with copious amounts of Mosaic, Citra & Eukanot hops. Finished with tangerine puree. A great sunny weather drinker!
6.5% ABV | 64 IBU
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
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
Half Penny Lager
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It doesn't get more "Oregon" than this: the goat yoga craze meets delicious local craft beer. Participants will do 30 minutes of goat yoga followed by "Goat Happy Hour."
Sessions start at 6 p.m. and will be held: May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29. The cost is $50 per session.
Register in advance at www.goatyoga.net.17531 South Henrici Road, Oregon City, OR
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
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
Pettygrove and Lovejoy: Coin Tossers
You might have noticed that Coin Toss Penny is smiling,
unlike her original counterpart.
It’s the beer.
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
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’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”
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“