Making beer is not that complicated. There are four basic ingredients: barley, hops, yeast and, of course, water.
Making good beer is not that hard. Making great beer ~ now that takes some serious craftsmanship and artistry. We were thrilled to be honored with first place in the Bier Stein's Civil War Beer Tasting for our Riptooth IPA!
Our expanding array of hand-crafted beer is brewed with tender care from the finest ingredients from around the world. We offer at least 14 distinctive house-brewed beers on tap at any given time, with seasonal and other concoctions added at the brewers' whim.
We also feature two beer engines pouring a rotating selection of both house- and guest-brewed cask-conditioned ales for a different beer experience.
Whereas beer normally goes through a conditioning phase after the yeast has been removed, cask ales experience a secondary fermentation period on the yeast right in the cask. This results in a natural carbonation that is much less pronounced than standard beer. Cask ales are traditionally stored and served at "cellar temperature" rather than refrigerated, and are poured through beer engines that "pull" the beer instead of "pushing" it with CO2.
The result is a smooth and highly quaffable beer that brings out the subtleties, and complexity, of the hops and malt.
Growler fills are available and we have a special $8 growler fill on house brews - every weekday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm!
Every week we also feature one of our house brews as our Beer of the Week for $1 off our regular price.
For information about keg sales and corny fills please call our brewery line at 458-201-7039 (hours 11 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday, closed weekends).
Our beer & beverage menu is available for download in pdf format.
Our first beer was brewed in May 2013 and we are joyously expanding the selection.
Our flagship beers include:
Blue Pool Pils 4.8% , 21 IBU
Our take on the classic Bohemian pilsner. Brewed with floor-malted pilsner malt and Saaz hops. Malty & smooth yet crisp & refreshing with a spicy nose from the traditional Saaz hops.
Alpine Trail Pale Ale 5.5% ABV, 44 IBU
A deep golden, rich and very non-traditional pale ale. Extremely well-balanced and subtly hopped for a hint of citrus and herbs.
Riptooth IPA 6.5% ABV, 80 IBU
An intense array of signature NW hops backed by an international mix of malts. Full flavored, robust, and not at all subtle.
FURTHR Ambr 5.8% ABV, 32 IBU
A smooth, malty English-style ale with seven U.K. malts balanced by a variety of noble hops. Raise a pint in honor of Ken Kesey.
Hobbit's Habit Olde Ale 7.5% ABV, 18 IBU
A rich, smooth, malty, copper-colored ale with subtle noble hop aromas that balance out this complex yet very quaffable beer. A legendary van Rossem brew!
Bear Iron Stout 4.6% ABV, 30 IBU
Roasty and crisp with a light body and slightly tart finish with hints of dark chocolate and fruit. Served on nitro.
Streetcar Stout 6.3% ABV, 21 IBU
Dark & rich with flavors of roasted cocoa, dark chocolate, and caramel. Big flavor with a smooth finish.
Barrel Aged Series
We've taken a few of our favorite beers and aged them in rye whiskey barrels to add richness and depth. Enjoy a rotating selection of Barrel-Aged Hobbit's Habit, Foggy Scotsman, Streetcar Stout and even a Barrel-Aged Blue Pool Pils on tap.
Plank Town Brewing Co, 346 Main St, Springfield, Oregon 97477 ~ 541-746-1890