6440 SW Capitol Highway, 402-1999, sasquatchbrewery.com. 3-11 pm Monday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-9 pm Sunday.
Owner-brewer Tom Sims built his Sasquatch Brewing setup on Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun is an old dairy tank he picked up online and had welded by Canby’s Practical Fusion. The taproom, down the street from the original McMenamins location, is a multiroom sprawl, so popular as a Hillsdale dining option that the place actually takes reservations. It’s also family-oriented enough that they actually end up running out of high chairs for tots on Friday nights. The beer list is hops-heavy, especially the sweet-bitter jackhammer of the Moby Dick Double IPA. But the best beers might be the smoother quaffs: a deeply malty Bertha Brown Ale, a mildly hopped Hairy Knuckles Stout, a Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale. Take note also of the house cider list; Sasquatch rotates three to six taps of the stuff, and brings in guest cideries for tastings. MATHEW KORFHAGE.
Drink this: The well-mannered Vanilla Bourbon Cream Ale swept Willamette Week’s Pro/Am beer competition for a reason.