People ask me my feelings about 10 Barrel Brewing all the time, well, ever since the then-aptly-named ten barrel brewery sold to the ten-to-the-millionth-power barrel Anheuser-Busch/ABI in 2014. I blogged about it in ’14. I was interviewed about it in ’15. I spoke about it in the documentary PDX: Brew City in ’17. And in each case, I voiced an understanding for those who insist they’ll never buy a 10 Barrel beer as well as those who continue to buy the beer despite being owned by the largest brewing concern the world has ever known, because it’s still really tasty.
Don’t take my word for that latter point. Trust the industry beer judges who award 10 Barrel with wheelbarrows full of medals.
Several of those medals come from the brainpan of Tonya Cornett and her tiny team of talent under her tinyHAUS imprint. It’s analogous to Eminem releasing records under the Shady Records imprint even though it’s really major label Interscope.
So. TinyHAUS brews a gamut of styles that fit under Research & Development, from cult styles such as pastry stouts to still-humming hazy IPAs and even a beloved Japanese-style rice lager. Buy them. Don’t. But if you don’t, you’re missing out on some tasty beers. Not to say indie breweries don’t make equally tasty beers.