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Steelhead Brewing Company is Eugene, Oregon's original Brewery & Restaurant. Opening in 1991, Steelhead now has a sister production brewery, McKenzie Brewing, that brews a wide range of award-winning beers for sale in stores and bars throughout Oregon. All beers are brewed on-site at: 199 E5th Ave, Eugene Oregon and 1865 W6th Ave, Eugene Oregon.



  • Hazy Hefeweizen - Wheat beer
  • McKenzie Blonde - American-style cream ale
  • Raging Rhino Red - Amber ale
  • Bombay Bomber APA - American Pale Ale
  • Mckenzie Lyte - Lager style session beer
  • Hopasaurus Rex - Imperial IPA
  • Filbert Brown - Nut brown ale
  • McKenzie Hazy IPA
  • Bulldog Premium Stout

Seasonal or limited availability:

  • Terrapin Ale - pale ale
  • White Dog - British-style pale ale
  • West 6TH - Rotating IPA
  • Black Rye IPA
  • Heat Miser Winter Ale
  • Harvest Rye
  • Guavalicious IPA
  • Anniversary Ale
  • Break Action Porter
  • Finnegan's Wake
  • McFaddin Oatmeal Stout


American style, family friendly menu with hearty Pastas, Salads, Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches and popular entrees like: Wild Halibut Fish N Chips, Fish Tacos, Cedar Planked Steelhead, Fried Chicken Breast and more.

Lunch and Dinner is served Tuesday-Sunday with Breakfast served on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


From the Steelhead Brewing Company website:

Five local far-sighted businessmen had the idea to open a brewpub in Eugene, Oregon. They came from diverse backgrounds: Two were commercial real estate developers, one was a shoe importer, one was in the hotel business, one had a lumber background, one was a banker, one was an accountant, and two were restauranteurs. I know that adds up to more than five, but their backgrounds were so diverse that several had experience in more than one kind of business. Having a broad variety of business experience in the ownership ranks can only help a fledgling business of any kind to survive and prosper. And indeed, Steelhead Brewing Company has done so.

These businessmen began working on their business plan in 1988. Their plan was to open in October 1990, but as they say, "The best laid plans... "

While the rest of the restaurant was still under construction, the brewers began brewing in December 1990. Their goal was to fill all the fermenters, plus all the serving tanks, with fresh cold ales before opening day.

Finally the bar was polished, the wingback chairs delivered, the antiques were hung on the walls, and the serving and kitchen staffs were fully trained. After a few "soft opening" nights with the staff waiting on local dignitaries including the mayor, other local brewers, and the construction crew, Steelhead Brewing Company officially opened its doors to the public at 11:00 am on January 22, 1991.

The brewers had achieved their goal of having every single tank full of beer by opening day, so the first few days they spent all of their time giving tours and educating the first-time brewpub customers about microbrewed beer and brewpubs. It was lucky that they'd had enough time to age the beer in the fermenters prior to opening, because the lines outside the doors ensured that the beer was consumed in record time. Soon the brewers were busily and happily filtering and transferring more beer into the serving tanks, and from then on its been go-go-go!