Last updated 7/6/2020


2019 Oregon Beer Awards Gold Medal Winner
(ABV: 4.2%, IBU: 19) An ale as fun to drink as its name is to say! Pale blond in color, this very light beer is topped with a pure white head of foam. Only lightly hopped, the fresh basil takes over the aroma yet remains balanced and not overpowering in the taste. Honey lends a touch of sweetness, with the finish being dry and crisp.


Seasonals and Rotating Beers

We have nine taps of rotating favorites and new brews! Whether it is classic SAW beers like Stump Humper IPA or something entirely new, we mix up our taplist regularly to keep it interesting!

We also have two guest taps that feature a rotating dry cider and a sweet cider. Call or swing by to see our current selection.



Taproom Hours

Wednesday-Saturday 3-9pm

Sunday 11am-7pm

Our brewery taproom features 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 to go.

We love providing space for the community to come together over top-notch craft beer and food. Thank you Salem for your continued support and for having fun with us!

Become a SAW Crew Member

Join our Mug Club! Annual memberships are $100, begin June 1st, and include lots of awesome perks. The SAW Crew is full for 2019. Membership renewal 
and new enrollment will begin again April 2020.



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”.