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Hand-Crafted Micro Brews Designed For Taste, smoothness, and quality. 

I have always marveled at the beauty of the Hoh Rainforest.  Since I was a child, I spent countless weekends and vacations hiking and camping on the Olympic Peninsula.  Many of the pictures in our tap room are pictures I took, some taken back in my high school days.  The mother of my 4 boys was both Quinault and Hoh Native. My brewery is named after the Hoh Native American Tribe on the north coast of Washington where my son’s maternal heritage dates back thousand of years.

It was my grandfather who first made beer during prohibition…and gave me that first spark of interest to make my own beer, giving me some antiquated equipment back in the late 70’s.  It was my wife giving me a “Mr. Beer” kit as a gift more recently that really got me going.  Three months after the Mr. Beer Kit, I had already purchased several thousand dollars worth of full grain brewing equipment.

I had worked with my Father since I was a child, and with my sons, since they were young, in the wood flooring business…establishing a reputation that is respected throughout the entire northwest.  It is that work ethic that my Father taught me; “It is better to do a job well, even if it means losing money, or may not even be noticed, because the pride you can take in a job well done will last longer than any money you can make.”  It is that work ethic that my son and I carry on into our brewing, using the finest ingredients and taking no shortcuts, to make the finest beer possible, for you to enjoy.

Hoh River Brewery was first licensed as a brewery in the city of Olympia in 2013. Then in March of 2015 the brewery was licensed in Tumwater, at this location. The current taproom opened in November of 2017

John Christopherson

 Each of our beer recipes uses only the finest hops, wheat, barley, and other ingredients making a fine, tasty brew.

Our Tumwater Taproom is also home to the Olympia Distilling Co. and Shoebox Spirits! Distilled on-site!

  • Hoppy Hoh - Double IPA
  • Lost in the Moss IPA
  • Frostbite IPA
  • Thor's Vog Hazy IPA
  • Pacific Beach Pilsner
  • Brake Czech Pilsner
  • Dark Valley Dunkelweizen
  • "Oxbow Orange" Blood Orange Dunkelweizen
  • Hawk Hefeweizen​
  • Ruby Beach Red - Irish Red Ale
  • OktHOHberfest German style Lager
  • Copalis Kolsch
  • Trickster Raven Porter
  • Hoconut: Coconut - Chocolate Porter
  • Dizzy Izzy - Oatmeal Stout
  • Elwha Espress -  Espresso Stout
  • Lake Quinault Lager
  • Copalis Kolsh
  • Humptulips Hazy IPA
  • Twilight Amber Lager
  • Abbey Ale
  • Duel of the Iron Maibock,  Helles Bock