10 Barrel Brewing’s Innovative Brews and Locations

10 Barrel Brewing Co, a thriving brewery that has captivated beer enthusiasts with its innovative and award-winning brews. With multiple locations across the United States, including Portland’s bustling Pearl District, this independent establishment is committed to providing a top-notch experience for all guests by pairing their outstanding beers with delicious American pub fare and exceptional service.

In addition to sustainability efforts such as solar power and composting programs10 Barrel Brewing Co offers an eclectic variety of unique IPAs and experimental flavors that cater to even the most discerning palate.

The Story Behind 10 Barrel Brewing Co

The founders of 10 Barrel Brewing Co had a passion for beer and started brewing in a garage before opening their first brewpub in Bend, Oregon.

Founders And History

10 Barrel Brewing Co. was brought to life in 2006 by three passionate beer lovers, Chris and Jeremy Cox along with Garrett Wales. Their vision for the company was to create a unique and innovative brewery that offered top-notch craft beers while still maintaining a laid-back atmosphere.

Over the years, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has blossomed from its humble beginnings into an award-winning brewery that’s now highly regarded in the world of craft beer.

The founders’ dedication to innovation and sustainability can be seen through their use of solar power, recycled materials, and composting programs as part of their operations.

Brewing Philosophy

At the core of 10 Barrel Brewing Co’s success lies a brewing philosophy that emphasizes quality, creativity, and community. The independently owned brewery strives to produce exceptional and innovative beers by using only the finest ingredients, coupled with tried-and-true techniques from their master brewers.

To keep things fresh and interesting for craft beer aficionados, 10 Barrel also focuses on experimentation: you can often find unique brews like Nitro Apocalypse IPA or seasonal favorites at each location.

Best Brews At 10 Barrel Brewing

10 Barrel Brewing has built a reputation for brewing delicious beer, from the award-winning Apocalypse IPA to seasonal releases like Pray For Snow and OG Wheat Wine – there’s always something new and exciting to try.

Award-winning Beers

10 Barrel Brewing Co offers a diverse range of award-winning beers catering to different tastes and preferences. Some of their most acclaimed brews include:

Seasonal And Limited-edition Releases

Here are some of my recent favorites:

  • Pray for Snow Winter Ale: A rich and flavorful ale brewed with a blend of dark malts and spices.
  • Swilllime Wheat Ale: Our classic American wheat ale infused with lime juice for a refreshing twist.
  • Raspberry Crush Sour Ale: A tart and fruity sour ale made with fresh raspberries.
  • Juicy Cactus IPA: An IPA bursting with juicy hop flavor and a hint of prickly pear cactus fruit.
  • Summer Honey Farmhouse Ale: A light and crisp farmhouse ale brewed with local honey.
  • Hop Dog Double IPA: A bold and hoppy double IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at Deschutes Brewery.

Keep an eye out for these and other seasonal releases on our website or when you visit one of our locations. And if you have any suggestions for future brews, let us know – we’re always looking for new ideas!

10 Barrel Brewing Locations

10 Barrel Brewing Co has several locations across the United States, including Portland, Oregon; Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; San Diego, California; and Denver, Colorado.

Portland, Oregon

If you find yourself in Portland, Oregon and need a place to grab some good beer and food, make sure to stop by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. located in the trendy Pearl District.

This popular restaurant has something for everyone, from classic pub fare like truffle fries and steak nachos to vegan pizza and salads.

The Portland location of 10 Barrel Brewing Co is known for its rooftop patio that provides excellent outdoor seating options during nice weather. Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends or enjoy a night out with your significant other, this brewery’s casual atmosphere makes it an ideal spot.

Bend, Oregon

Located in the heart of Bend, Oregon is where it all started for 10 Barrel Brewing Co. The founders of the brewery wanted to create a place where people could relax and enjoy innovative beers that were brewed with quality ingredients.

Today, their brewing philosophy remains the same and has earned them several awards for their brews.

Customers can enjoy some of 10 Barrel’s award-winning beers such as the Pearl IPA or Nitro Apocalypse IPA while snacking on tasty menu items like truffle fries or steak nachos.

Tourists visiting Bend can’t miss out on this local brewery’s vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, and unique beer selections.

Boise, Idaho

I visited 10 Barrel Brewing’s Boise location and was blown away by its innovative beers and casual atmosphere. The brewery offers a variety of unique brews, including hazy IPAs and sour ales like the popular Cucumber Crush.

Their takeout services made it easy for me to enjoy their delicious offerings from home too.

San Diego, California

As one of the newest locations for 10 Barrel Brewing, San Diego provides a unique atmosphere for beer lovers and foodies alike. The brewery is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Village and offers indoor and outdoor seating options.

In addition to their signature beers, such as Pearl IPA and Cucumber Crush, visitors can also enjoy exclusive brews only available at this location. The menu boasts a variety of dishes ranging from steak nachos to vegan pizza, accompanied by sides like truffle fries or salad.

Denver, Colorado

I have yet to visit the Denver location of 10 Barrel Brewing, but from what I’ve heard and researched, it’s definitely a must-see for craft beer enthusiasts. The brewery is located in the heart of downtown Denver and features a rooftop patio with stunning views of the city skyline.

Guests can enjoy an extensive selection of beers, including their famous Pearl IPA, Nitro Apocalypse IPA, and Cucumber Crush – all brewed on-site with fresh ingredients.

In addition to its impressive beer menu, 10 Barrel Brewing in Denver also offers a delicious food menu that includes pub classics like truffle fries and steak nachos as well as vegan pizza options for those who prefer plant-based meals.

The 10 Barrel Brewing Experience

Visitors can take a brewery tour to learn about the brewing process, enjoy tastings in the cozy tasting rooms, and pair their beer with delicious food options including pizza, nachos, salad, French fries and steak.

Tasting Rooms

I love visiting 10 Barrel Brewing’s tasting rooms because it offers a unique and intimate experience with their beer. Each location has its own unique vibe, but all offer cozy corners where you can sit back, sip on flights of beer, and chat with the friendly staff about their brewing process.

In Portland, they have a rooftop patio that provides stunning panoramic views of the city while enjoying their beers. They usually pour samples or samplers for customers to try out different varieties of beers without having to commit to one flavor.

They also offer growlers and crowlers, so customers can take home some of their favorite brews later on.

Food And Pairing Options

As a foodie, I cannot miss the chance to talk about the delicious food and beer pairing options at 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Here are some of my absolute favorites:

  • Truffle fries – crispy and perfectly seasoned fries served with truffle aioli that goes great with any beer.
  • Rock fish tacos – made with sustainably sourced fish- are packed with flavors and come with a side of beans and rice.
  • Steak nachos – loaded with juicy steak, melted cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream; perfect for sharing.
  • Vegan pizza – the “Vegan Love” pizza is topped with roasted garlic tomato sauce, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, arugula, and vegan mozzarella cheese.
  • Gorgonzola salad – crisp greens mixed with gorgonzola cheese crumbles, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette; pairs perfectly with a light ale or lager.

Their menu has something for everyone’s taste buds. And if you’re not sure what to pair your brew with, don’t worry! Their staff is knowledgeable about their drinks’ flavors and can make recommendations based on your preferences.

Other Craft Beer Enthusiasts’ Reviews And Recommendations

Beer Ratings And Reviews

As a craft beer enthusiast, I always appreciate the opinions of fellow beer lovers. I have compiled a table of beer ratings and reviews from various sources to give you an idea of what others think of 10 Barrel Brewing’s offerings.

Beer NameRatingReview Source
Joe IPA4/5RateBeer
Apocalypse IPA4.1/5BeerAdvocate
Cucumber Crush4.2/5Untappd
Pub Beer3.8/5Beer Advocate
Pray for Snow3.9/5RateBeer
Pearl IPA4.1/5Untappd

Whether you’re into experimental IPAs or award-winning brews like their Great American Beer Festival‘s Brewpub of the Year in 2015, 10 Barrel Brewing has you covered.


In conclusion, 10 Barrel Brewing Co is more than just a brewery; it’s an experience. From its award-winning beers and experimental IPAs to its delicious pub grub and commitment to sustainability, there is something for everyone at this independently owned establishment.

With locations across the United States in Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, California, and Utah, beer enthusiasts can try out the unique flavors of each region.

However, my favourite has to be their rooftop patio in Portland – stunning views of the city while enjoying a refreshing pint of beer with friends.

What more could you ask for?


How many locations does 10 Barrel Brewing have?

10 Barrel Brewing has ten locations across the United States – five in Oregon (Bend, Portland), two in Colorado (Denver, Boulder), and one each in California (San Diego), Idaho (Boise), and Washington DC.

Do all 10 Barrel Brewing locations offer food as well as drinks?

Yes! All of the locations feature a full kitchen menu that complements their wide selection of beers on tap or by the bottle/can.

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Hi, I'm Dan, founder of BeerIsMyLife. I've been an avid homebrewer for over ten years, and beer is my true passion. I've traveled all over the world, visiting breweries, tasting beer, as well as making my own batches. I set up this blog to share that experience with you.