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Another Round: More Words of Wisdom About Beer
By Scott Laird
Worth the Trip: ABV Public House
- We’ve been hearing about the ABV
Public House in Hillsboro for a while
now, but finally made time to stop by
for a beer and some fries a month
ago and then returned for a full meal more recently.
Located just off Highway 26 at the Brookwood
exit, ABV doesn’t look like much from the outside, sit-
uated in what is basically a strip mall/office complex.
Once inside things change a bit. The high ceilings give
the interior a warehouse feel, the walls are covered with
brewery memorabilia and the tables, bar, and trim is all
made from recovered wood. But what’s most impor-
tant is the beer and food and we were not disappointed.
ABV has thirty-four taps and an ever changing
beer menu with beers from all over Oregon and the rest
of the country, meaning you’ll always find something
new and interesting to try. This place is a beer lover’s
paradise! We found several ciders, and beers that in-
ous IPAs, Browns,
Porters, Stouts and
tap. Prices vary
depending on the
beer you select,
from $3.50 to
$5.50 for a pint;
some beers are
only available in a
6 oz or 10 oz pour.
You can also fill
growlers to go of
check the current
tap list online from home at their website which also
tells you how much beer is actually still in the keg with
their Digital Pour feature. This also allows you to sit at
your table and peruse the list without leaving your seat.
We tried porters and stouts from Coalition
Brewing and Ecliptic Brewing, both in Portland as well
as Plank Town Brewing from Springfield, OR, Green
Flash Brewing of San Diego, No-Li Brewhouse from
Spokane, and Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, MI.
Our favorite by far was the Silva Stout from Green
Flash, a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout which our
server told us was produced in Green Flash’s new east
coast brewery, and was the only keg available any-
where on the west coast.
In addition to all the tap choices, ABV has
its own bottle shop right in the restaurant with 700
varieties available, including forty varieties of mead,
all refrigerated. You can have any bottle opened and
served at your table for a small opening fee or take your
bottle to go. They really have quite a selection!
The food menu is pretty spectacular as well,
with a huge list of Happy Hour starters available begin-
ning at 3:30, soups and salads, pizza, and sandwiches
and burgers. This isn’t your ordinary pub food and ev-
erything is handmade and cooked to order. The kitchen
years. Most recently, Shellhammer, OSU fermentation
science students, and BridgePort brewmaster and OSU
alumnus Jeff Edgerton collaborated on a session brown
ale that won a gold medal at the European Beer Star
competition in Germany.
Why is this of interest to us here at Another
Round? Well, Oregon State is one of only two univer-
sities in the nation offering undergraduate and gradu-
ate level degrees in fermentation science that lead to
ABV Public House is located at 23588 NW Santa Clara a career in the brewing industry, and we’re interested
in anything that helps create more and better brewers
Lane, Hillsboro. 503-372-9117
in Oregon. The program attracts students from across
OSU’s Fermentation Science Program - Oregon State the country and around the world who hope to enter the
University’s fermentation science program recently re- craft brewing market.
The other reason we’re interested-
ceived a $1 million gift
Shellhammer, who runs the program, is
from Carlos Alvarez,
the brother-in-law of Vernonians Peter
the chairman and chief
and Leslie O’Leary.
executive officer of the
company that owns
Company in Portland.
The gift will fund the purchase of
a new research brewery for the OSU’s Fer-
mentation Science program.
“We are incredibly grateful and ex-
cited about building on this great relationship
with BridgePort,” said Tom Shellhammer,
OSU’s Nor’Wester Professor of Fermenta-
tion Science. “At Oregon State we are very
proud to offer students a ‘grain-to-glass’ edu-
cation that covers every aspect of the beer-
making process. Furthermore, we carry out
cutting-edge, globally-relevant brewing sci-
“This state-of-the-art facility will al-
low us to provide an experiential education
that is truly world-class, while also enhanc-
ing research that benefits industry,” Shell-
Oregon State’s collaborative rela-
tionship with BridgePort spans more than 15
• This picture of the CC Rider “park and ride” lot was
taken at 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday afternoon when
the maximum number of commuters should have been
using the bus.
• A bus system that is sparsely utilized doesn’t need
• It doesn’t need to expand services, it needs to change
the current services that have few, if any, riders.
• Before you spend your tax dollars on expanding services,
take the time to count the riders on the buses you see.
• Would it be cheaper to have these 12 riders carpool or
share a cab to work?
• 75% of our workers leave the county to go to work,
obviously not on CC Rider.
NO NEW TAXES
AND LOST JOBS TO
SUPPORT A SYSTEM
SO FEW USE.
Paid for by Two business men wondering if they
will be attacked with an unfair tax next
DON WALLACE, PLS
Professional Land Surveying
1224 E. Alder St.
Vernonia, OR 97064
Oregon Professional Logger certified since 1996
turns out some pretty gourmet options. We tried the soft
pretzel and the smoked deviled eggs; the beer cheese
soup was delicious and the ABV salad was huge and
filled with tomatoes avocados asparagus and more. The
pizza was hand tossed and tasty.
Things start to get busy at ABV when happy
hour starts and according to our server there can be
quite a wait on some evenings. The great selection of
beers and delicious food is worth the wait.
Owned and Operated by
Don & Kim Wallace