Defeat River Brewery is Reedsport's first commercial brewery. Come hungry and enjoy multiple offerings from our new food truck, Stone Cold Grubbin'! 

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December 9th- Firry Sweater Holiday Party
Join us for the release of Firry Sweater! Our first
stout was brewed specifically for the Holiday Ale Festival in Portland. Inspired by chocolate hot toddies we made on a backpacking trip, this beer was brewed using Fir needles instead of hops creating delicious chocolate and spicy flavors, naturally eliciting your fondest holiday memories. This is Christmas in a glass! Ho-ho-Whoa!
Kick off your holiday celebrations with us at the Pub Saturday, December 9th. Don your finest festive sweater for the ugly sweater contest and stop by for food, live music all day, and giveaways! Did we mention there will be a photo booth also?? 

Happy Holidays from the DRB family!


We now have a food truck at the brewery! Owners Kevin and Shelly with Cold Stone Grubbin' are serving a fine crafted variety of food that compliments all of our beers whether you like hoppy, dark & malty, or mild & light. They are serving food every day we are open and offer daily specials with every day menu items.

Every day offerings:

Homemade corn hard shells, or flour (soft), cilantro lime chicken, pork verde, seasoned ground beef plus extras! 
2 for $7

Kitchen Sink Wrap:
This is it! Filled with your choice of meat or ALL three beans, cheese, special rice, pico, veggies & slaw with special sour cream...

Pico & Chips
All homemade and fresh! Fresh pico salsa and lime with salted corn chips...

The Bravest Bowl!
Beer cheese soup featuring Defeat River's Bravest Pale Ale served with dipping bread. The spice is your call! How Brave are you??

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Grubbin's own specialty sweet BBQ, slow cooked pulled pork, finished with sriracha slaw. Make it two or twenty two!

Tuscan Plate
Fresh veggies, charcuterie from the northwest, artisan cheeses, pita chips and homemade hummus...

Hummus & Chips
Homemade and lightly seasoned fresh hummus and pita chips. 

Mountan Macho Nacho
A mountain of chips, topped with hot queso, choice of one or three meats, fresh pico, olives, onion, tomatoes jalapenos, lettuce, sour cream, verde & guacomole. 

Chili with Cornbread
Homemade and delish! Filled with pulled pork and seasoned ground beef, grilled garden veggies, and three types of beans topped with cheese and sour cream.

Favorite Brat!
Boiled in Defeat River Beer & finished on the grill, sourdough bun smothered in homemade chili, and then topped with cheese and diced onion. Finish this hog with banana peppers! Boom.

Special Offerings:
Wednesday: Wild Wing Wednesday $9/basket
Your choice of sweet, mild, or over the top spicy
Thursday: 2 for $5 taco night & Gyros. What the hell is a Gyro? Lamb, beef, or chicken Greek style deliciousness served on pita bread with homemade Tzasaki sauce.
Friday: Mangia Buff (Translates to "Eat Naked")
Fresh ingredients preparing classic Italian dishes: Linguinie with clams, 3 cheese ravioli pomodoro (vedgtable sauce), chicken marsala, or lasagna bolengese.
Saturday: TAI FOOD!
Sunday: Fun Day with BBQ beef brisket

Business Hours

4PM – 10PM
*Pioneer Pint Night 
(Receive one free beer every Wednesday night with the purchase of a Pioneer Pint)
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
4PM – 10PM
*HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY! $1 off pints for everyone all day long!

We now have an awesome food truck on site! Come hungry and expect a variety of mexican, pub style, & Italian food from Stone Cold Grubbin'.

2PM – 10PM

12PM – 10PM

2PM – 8PM


"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



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 in the heart of Old Town Reedsport

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Come hungry and enjoy multiple offerings from our new food truck, Stone Cold Grubbin'! Minors are welcome until 7pm unless previous arrangements have been made with a party. Local wine, cider, and soda available.*
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