Current Tap List
Last updated 1/17/2020
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
Due to impacts related to COVID-19,
our taproom is temporarily closed.
You can still get your SAW fix by
ordering our canned beer online.
We’ll deliver it to you!
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.
Food at our taproom is provided in partnership with Fire Pit Kitchen.
Fire Pit offers scratch made pub-grub ranging from burgers and sandwiches to tacos, salads, loaded fries, and more. Their attention to detail and focus on quality has earned Fire Pit a great reputation for high quality, enjoyable food. Breads and buns, sauces, burger patties and more are all made in house from scratch. Lunch and dinner service provided daily during regular taproom hours for dine in or to-go!
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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