The newest addition to Downtown’s craft brew scene is 3 Sheets Brewery & Taproom at 136 First Ave. W.
Klint and Beth Sheets started brewing as a hobby. They tried to recreate beers they enjoyed while vacationing in Germany.
“Our first beer was a Hefeweissen because that’s my favorite,” Beth shared. “And I couldn’t find any here that tasted like what I had in Bavaria.” Beth was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army.
“We officially established 3 Sheets Brewery in 2012 and began expanding our recipe list and experimenting brewing various types of beer, added Beth. “We did local brew fest events. Growler Garage put us on tap first in 2015.” Two beers were available in the Growler Garage beer garden at last year’s Movies at Monteith.
As the popularity of 3 Sheets’ beers grew, the Sheets were encouraged to take their brews directly to the public. They opened the taproom in October. Their grand opening and addition of food were in March.
A Lebanon Police Department patrol sergeant, Klint is their brewmeister. Everything at the brewery is local. A family member’s farmer supplies cider apples, grains are from Corvallis Brewing Supply, the logo was designed by Beth and sign crafted by local, Gabe Clark, and their hats and apparel are from No Dinx, located a block away.
They have 35 varieties that rotate through the 12 taps. To round out their offerings, they serve one cider variety and a root beer, based on Klint’s mom’s recipe. 3 Sheets Brewery has a mug club and a growler club
The biggest seller is Green Beret IPA, named for Beth Sheets’ dad. His photo in uniform hangs inside the front door. Another tribute to those who serve is a collection of patches including military, police, fire and ambulance. Guests are invited to bring patches for the wall.
They are open just 3 days a week: Thursday 4-10 pm, Friday 4-11 pm. and Saturday 1-11 pm.