Thursday, August 5, 2010
Almost, but not quite
Whenever I talk to James of Wandering Aengus, I hear promising bits of news regarding possible brew pubs coming soon to Salem. Last night, after hearing him talk about some exciting late summer/early autumn events, I made the leap and blurted, "you know what I'd love to see here in town? A new brew pub with lots of windows on the waterfront, with a nice, big balcony/deck overlooking the Willamette.". He had a "then you're going to like what I have to say" look on his face, but he didn't get a chance to speak. A representative from Rogue Brewery, cut into the conversation to tell me that they now have a tasting room open in Independence and there are plans in the works to open one of their brew pubs on site. James interjected that they're going to continue to hear from Salemites, "we want it HERE".