Current Tap List


Last updated 12-12-18


(ABV: 6.3%, IBU: 65) Named after the old logging term for a two-man crosscut saw, Misery Whip is a traditional balanced American IPA. Copper in color, this IPA features the beloved citrus and floral aromas and flavors of hops from the Pacific Northwest. A solid malt backbone balances the heavy dosing of hops, while dry hopping with Amarillo adds a touch of fruitiness to this refreshingly smooth IPA.

Seasonals and Rotating Beers

Guest Taps





Tuesday – Thursday
12:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday – Saturday
12:00pm – 11:00pm

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Minors allowed daily until 9pm

Our new brewery taproom features expanded seating accommodating 75+ guests, a full food menu, 14 taps featuring our latest brews and 2 guest ciders, plus wine by the glass. Enjoy food and drink in the taproom adjacent to the production area or take your beer home in a growler to go.

The community support we received over the last 3 years has allowed us to expand and grow into our new location. We are excited to share with you this next phase in the journey of Salem Ale Works and to provide more space for the community to come together over top-notch craft beer and food.


Our talented culinary team extends the same spirit as we put into our beer, bringing you well-crafted and enjoyable classic pub fare with artisan flair. Our food is crafted using as many fresh ingredients as possible, sourcing locally and regionally as available. Whether it’s one of our starters like hand-cut fries or fried jalapenos; our Oregon pasture raised beef burgers; a fresh salad; or the extensive build your own menu, we think you are going to love our food! Oh, and don’t forget about our amazing sauces, desserts, and more. Serving lunch and dinner during regular taproom hours!

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Salem Ale Works was founded by two college friends and former wildland firefighters; Justin Ego and Jake Bonham. Their shared experiences and love of great craft beer gave rise to the formation of a nano-brewery in 2013; through which they have brought well-crafted and enjoyable beers to the Salem community and beyond.

In June 2017, after several years of incremental growth and amazing support from the Salem community, Salem Ale Works outgrew its location and made the move to a new space, nearly 5 times as large but within sight of the previous building.

At SAW we honor the rich history of Salem, striving to have fun while passionately writing the latest chapter in our capital’s brewing legacy. Our beers are handcrafted in small batches using as many fresh, local ingredients as possible. We brew beer for you, our neighbors and friends; continually working at “Putting the Ale in Salem”.


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