Defeat River Brewery is Reedsport's first commercial brewery. Customers are welcome to bring food and minors are allowed until 7pm if they're there to eat. more info

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Business Hours

WEDNESDAY 
4PM – 10PM
*Pioneer Pint Night 
(Receive one free beer every Wednesday night with the purchase of a Pioneer Pint)
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
THURSDAY 
4PM – 10PM
*Pints for Public Servants (Show your badge/military id for a special discount)
You are welcome to bring your own food, picnic-style, or choose from our local take-out and delivery options.


FRIDAY
2PM – 10PM

SATURDAY
12PM – 10PM

SUNDAY
2PM – 8PM

Reviews

"They single-handedly turned me into a hophead, beer snob."

 -Jimmy Wilcott

"Had a great first visit at Defeat River. Love the antique decor and atmosphere. Nice, laid back evening. Thanks Levi and all for keeping things local and being an asset to the local community."

-Frankie McLeary

"Love the home brew. Keep up the great work guys!"

-John Calderon

"Can't get beer from any better dudes. Been drinking their home brew for a while and always awesome."

-Kevin Vignery

"Stumbled upon this great spot in Reedsport on Sunday. What an awesome surprise! Great beer and the atmosphere is perfect! Getting burritos from Mexican Express next time and bringing them to eat while we enjoy a few cold brews."

-Jennifer Leeds Noe

"The grand opening was fun, it was great to see the community come together and show their support!! Cheers!!"

-Lisa Kessler

"Great beer from a couple of very talented guys."

-Phillip Cornwell

FAMILY. COMMUNITY. BEER.

OUR NAME

The mouth of the Defeat River is located at Reedsport and is more commonly known today as the Smith River. In July 1828, fur trader Jedediah Smith led a band of trappers here exploring the area, and there arose a dispute between the local Kelawatset tribe and the men in Smith’s party. The incident resulted in the death of 15 of Smith’s men. Smith and three others escaped and slowly made their way on foot to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. Accompanied by The Hudson Bay Company’s Alexander McLeod and his men, Smith returned in October 1828 to the site of the incident to recover his belongings. He dubbed the river Defeat, indicating that his brigade of fur trappers was “defeated” on the banks of this river, where they remain buried below the tide today. Three years later, Smith was killed by Comanche Indians on the Santa Fe Trail near present day Ulysses, Kansas. He was 32 years old.

Location: 473 Fir Avenue

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HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: CLOSED
WEDNESDAY: 4-10PM
THURSDAY: 4-10PM
FRIDAY: 2-10PM
SATURDAY: NOON-10PM
SUNDAY: 2-8PM

Customers are welcome to bring in their own food or order in to the brewery anytime. Minors are welcome until 7pm only to eat. Local wine and soda available.*
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