History

Klamath Basin Brewing Company was founded in January 2001 by friends Lonnie Clement and Del Azevedo. The dream was to brew fine handcrafted ales.  After renovating Lonnie Clements’ garage into a licensed and permitted commercial brewery, they started brewing commercial ales in a brewing system they built themselves. The brewing company began to produce saleable ales.

With still more dreams of growth, the two purchased an old creamery in downtown Klamath Falls. After two and a half years of work to gain community support and develop a business plan,  the property was ready for renovation to begin.  The newly renovated building would house both a brewery and a restaurant.  February 2005, The Creamery Brewpub and Grill and Klamath Basin Brewing, Inc.  opened their doors to the public.

Our official address is 1320 Main Street, in the heart of the historic downtown Klamath Falls. Housed in the historical Crater Lake Creamery building, built in 1935, the infamous neon “Blue Cow” sign from the old creamery still stands proudly on our building.

We pride ourselves on using products from our region, such as Klamath Basin barley, Northwest hops and Oregon yeast,  for the brewery.  Local produce is utilized as available in our restaurant. We use natural geothermal resources for our heating and brewing, and dispose of waste in a sustainable fashion that supports the local agriculture.  Individually and as a business, we support activities and organizations in the Basin that enrich our community.

When you’re in Klamath, stop by and enjoy our atmosphere, fine brews and great foods.  It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your family to The Creamery Brewpub & Grill, and serve you a Klamath Basin Brewing microbrew.

Thank You for Choosing Klamath Basin Brewing Company!