As one of the only true public coastlines in America, the Oregon coast is free and open to everyone, all 363 miles of it. Public Coast Brewing honors that same welcoming spirit by making craft beer that’s both delicious and approachable.
At Public Coast, everyone is welcome. Kick back on our patio, watch beer being made in the brewery, enjoy super juicy burgers and some of the best onion rings on the coast. Public Coast Brewing is a proud partner of the Travel Oregon Forever program.
So how did a kid who grew up in Palm Desert, with an obsession with an obscure British soccer team that’s matched only by his love of the Portland Timbers, come to open a brewery in Cannon Beach? And then a farm?
Twenty-some years ago, Ryan Snyder was living in Las Vegas running taps in the back bar of Holy Cow Brewery for entrepreneur and Vegas legend Tom Wisner. The buzz of a brewery in action left an indelible mark and he decided one day he’d open his own.
Fast forward past meeting the “Girl from Cannon Beach,” joining the Martin Hospitality family business, a restaurant gig, a bartending gig, a wedding, some kids, two hotels (The coastal luxe Stephanie Inn and the breezy Surfsand Resort) to finally purchasing Clark’s Restaurant, which Ryan one day imagined as a perfect spot for a brewery. That dream came to life with the opening of Public Coast Brewing in 2016.
In 2019, Ryan and his wife Stephanie came upon a 40 acre farm for sale right en route to the coast. With 15,000 blueberry bushes, bees and apple trees, a lightbulb went off. Their restaurants and brewery were already using seasonal ingredients grown on local farms: this was the opportunity to create a dream culinary farm for his chefs and brewmaster. Ryan and Stephanie purchased the farm and built a state-of-the-art greenhouse now growing year-round heirloom tomatoes, peppers, microgreens and herbs. They re-trellised the thousands of blueberry bushes, added dozens more apple, cherry and peach trees, planted 1,400 feet of hops and built 40 custom bee boxes for honey.
Somewhere along the way, maybe when laying irrigation pipes or checking the solar panels on the greenhouse, Ryan realized that he and Stephanie were now farmers.
Meet Will Leroux. Woodworker. Forager. Home farmer. Bearded (of course.) Trained as a chef, Will was eager to try out his home-brewing skills on a larger canvas and Public Coast Brewing gave him that chance. Will’s kitchen talent with flavors is a huge bonus; add the Public Coast Farm ingredients and Will now brews beers that are seasonal, original, classic and sometimes a little twisted.
Will has received recognition for his craft, including an Oregon Beer Awards gold medal win for the ’67 Blonde Ale, another gold for the Blonde at the World Beer Cup, and most recently an Oregon Beer Award gold medal for the Coconut Brown Ale.
Antonio Rios likes having his hands dirty. An experienced landscaper and gardener, Antonio eagerly jumped into the adventure of running a new culinary farm. A typical day involves everything from managing the cold storage for Public Coast beer and blueberries, to tending to newly planted hops and fruit trees. When the state-of-the-art greenhouse was complete, Lupita jumped in to carefully tend to hundreds of heirloom tomato plants, experimental greens, peppers and more. The two Rios children have happily adapted to country living, helping with farm chores and tending to their chickens (though his daughter longs for a horse! In case Ryan’s listening.)
When Public Coast Farm owners Ryan and Stephanie Snyder wanted to add quality honey to their offerings, they turned to the best. Ryan had long worked with Jacobsen Salt Co., featuring their chef-friendly salts at his coastal restaurants. Expanding on this relationship, he joined Jacobsen Salt Co. / Bee Local’s Microlot Bee program. Lead Beekeeper Emily Schmiedel now tends to the sunny hives with her apiary wizardry. Buy Public Coast honey here.
Our giant mural was designed and painted by Portland-area artist Zach Yarrington. Zach drew his inspiration from our high and low tide inspired logo, and our motto, “Beaches forever. Beer for everyone.”
Beer Gear for All! Stop by the brewery and grab a Public Coast hoodie, trucker hat, gift card or tee shirt. Feeling picnic-y? Add a crowler or growler and a to-go order. Online Shop
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