breweries in the gorge - in local we trust 2015

Our Team

Our team of brewers and staff consists of all local family and friends. The cornerstone for our success is founded here in the camaraderie of the Backwoods family. We embrace the idea of work and play as a team.

Where the Gifford Pinchot National Forest meets the Carson valley, you will find us busily brewing craft beers from the best ingredients found in the Northwest. Backwoods Brewing was founded by the Waters family in July of 2012. Prior to that, Jim Waters had taught his sons the art of home brewing before they flew the nest, but the boys came back after college with the dream of starting a brewery in their hometown. Many beer batches and napkin doodles later, with a can-do attitude and some carpentry know-how, the Waters saw their dream finally come to life. The first brews that came out of the pub were made on a small one-barrel system. However, increasing demand and growing awareness of the brew pub allowed the family to bump up to a 7-barrel, and finally the 20-barrel system that we brew on today. Our beer can be found throughout the NW, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. 

Whatever you do, don't miss out on the renowned pizza at our original pub in Carson, or the loaded tots and wraps at our second location in Portland, Oregon. All we ask is that you try a pint or two as well!