1188 Brewing Company

141 East Main Street, John Day, OR, USA • Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10 2022

On Tap

1. Black Oak Instigator
  • 1188
  • American Stout
  • 8%

A dark, creamy stout with chocolate and coffee undertones with just the right amount of sweetness. A surprisingly easy drinking beer, but beware, with its 8+% ABV, it is not a session beer, Try one (or two) and see what it instigates for you!

2. Gam Saan
  • 1188
  • Blonde Ale
  • 5.2%

The name for this blonde style ale translates to Golden Mountain. A unique and signature character ale to celebrate the Chinese immigrants of the gold rush in Grant County.

3. Howlin' for You
  • 1188
  • Blonde Ale
  • 4.8%

A Blonde Ale named for the Wolf hops used to create a strawberry aroma up front with savory citrus and spice in the finish.

4. Mazelnut
  • 1188
  • American Brown Ale
  • 5.8%

An 1188 regular's favorite, this brown ale is malty and flavorful with caramel and chocolate notes. If you enjoy a dark beer Mazelnut takes it a taste step further with the addition of maple and hazelnut. Get it before it's gone!!

5. Kindergarten Cop
  • 1188
  • Schwarzbier
  • 5%

“You know, kindergarten is like the ocean. You Don’t want to turn your back on it.” The kindergarten AVB will have you thinking “I'm not a policeman, i'm a princess” But the flavor is going to surprise you. Just like those out of hand kids. You definitely don't want to turn your back on this beer. This German black lager is light on malt, roast, and hops, but comes together to be well balanced flavorful beer. This kindergarten level beer definitely has a PHD.

6. Rye'd the Tiger
  • 1188
  • Black Rye IPA
  • 6.6%

Another little heavy metal shout out to RJD R.I.P.!!! This is our first beer with rye as an ingredient and only our second black IPA. The dark huskless malts create a nice backbone for the citra and amarillo hop blend.

7. Surfing Valhalla
  • 1188
  • West Coast IPA
  • 6.8%

A West Coast "C" hopped IPA fermented at a high temperature with a traditional Norwegian Kviek strain of yeast. West meets Nordic North.

8. Gose Girl
  • 1188
  • Gose
  • 4.2%

This slightly sour gose (pronounced goes-uh) was brewed by Julie for International Women’s Brew Day 2020. A soft mouthfeel and dry finish come courtesy of the slight addition of sea salt. This is a beer that begs you to take another sip with a pretty awesome back-story that will help you handle even the hottest summer days.

9. 1188 Hopped Water
  • 1188
  • Non-Alcoholic

Dry hopped nonalcoholic carbonated water

10. Chardonnay
  • Coopers Hall
  • Coopers Hall Wine

Some of our favorite Chardonnays come out the Macoonais in southern Burgundy with their pure, unfettered expression of the grape. They can be straight forward while retaining a sort of simple elegance, a quiet energy that can surprise you.

11. D's Baked Apple
  • D's Wicked Cider
  • D's Wicked Cider
  • 6.5%

d’s Wicked Baked Apple™ is a premium, artisanal, hand crafted cider made with natural flavors and the freshest Washington State grown apples. Off-dry with a hint of spice, Baked Apple™ hosts the flavors of Red Delicious and Honey Crisp apples, finishing with a perfect touch of cinnamon. Just like the apple pie Grandma made, only WICKED!

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What A Peach
  • 1188
  • Gose
  • 4.7%

A twist on the popular Gose Girl, we’ve added fresh picked, locally grown, peaches from Armstrong Family at Loop Ranch. This slightly sour, crisp peachy gose is perfectly balanced with soft mouthfeel and dry finish, with subtle tones of Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground coriander, an absolute must for the hot early harvest season.

1188 Hefe
  • 1188
  • Hefeweizen
  • 5.2%

Our Take on this popular German Beer, it's for-sure a favorite among regulars and visitors alike, this easy drinking malty beer with light but balanced flavors.

DB Cooper
  • 1188
  • Hefeweizen
  • 5.2%

A summertime favorite, this Double Berry Hefeweizen, with its rich ruby color, will make you feel like you got away with a hidden treasure. This is a light, crisp, fruity beer, without being too sweet or losing the Hefeweizen spiciness. Don’t forget your parachute!

Cin Dyspencer
  • 1188
  • Kolsch

Brewed for The Gnome’s wife’s 50th birthday this take on a kolsch ale has the flavor of an ale with the crisp finish of a lager. It balances a softly malted palate with the clean freshness of hops. Our take on this traditional German beer will help you celebrate summer and is ideal for a session experience.

My Clementine
  • 1188
  • American Wheat
  • 4.7%

A crisp citrus American wheat beer that is easy drinking and refreshing with the aroma and taste of clementines. A golden sunshine color and smooth taste combine to make a crowd pleasing summer favorite.

Down River
  • 1188
  • IPA
  • 7%

This beer is more of an old school traditional NW IPA hopped with Centennial hops.

Desert Monk
  • 1188
  • IPA

Our happy beer lover’s “meditation medication“. This crisp IPA starts smooth and finishes with hints of pine and citrus

Cans to Go

1188 Hopped Water
  • 1188
  • Non-Alcoholic

Dry hopped nonalcoholic carbonated water

Geiler Schmetterling
  • 1188
  • Altbier
  • 4.8%

Our German altbier has subtle fruity notes and a marriage of the aromas of both the German noble hops and the caramel Munich malt. It’s delicate malt-hop balance and clean dry finish make this amber hued altbier is the quintessential session beer. Definitely a smooth and mellow drinking experience!

Kindergarten Cop
  • 1188
  • Schwarzbier
  • 5%

“You know, kindergarten is like the ocean. You Don’t want to turn your back on it.” The kindergarten AVB will have you thinking “I'm not a policeman, i'm a princess” But the flavor is going to surprise you. Just like those out of hand kids. You definitely don't want to turn your back on this beer. This German black lager is light on malt, roast, and hops, but comes together to be well balanced flavorful beer. This kindergarten level beer definitely has a PHD.

Black Oak Instigator
  • 1188
  • American Stout
  • 8%

A dark, creamy stout with chocolate and coffee undertones with just the right amount of sweetness. A surprisingly easy drinking beer, but beware, with its 8+% ABV, it is not a session beer, Try one (or two) and see what it instigates for you!

Howlin' for You
  • 1188
  • Blonde Ale
  • 4.8%

A light, refreshing blonde ale made with a subtle malt sweetness that is balanced by a touch of hops that produce a sweet and clean aroma with a touch of citrus and floral notes.

Surfing Valhalla
  • 1188
  • West Coast IPA
  • 6.8%

A West Coast "C" hopped IPA fermented at a high temperature with a traditional Norwegian Kviek strain of yeast. West meets Nordic North.

Gam Saan
  • 1188
  • Blonde Ale
  • 5.2%

The name for this blonde style ale translates to Golden Mountain. A unique and signature character ale to celebrate the Chinese immigrants of the gold rush in Grant County.

Gose Girl
  • 1188
  • Gose
  • 4.2%

This slightly sour gose (pronounced goes-uh) was brewed by Julie for International Women’s Brew Day 2020. A soft mouthfeel and dry finish come courtesy of the slight addition of sea salt. This is a beer that begs you to take another sip with a pretty awesome back-story that will help you handle even the hottest summer days.

D's Baked Apple
  • D's Wicked Cider
  • D's Wicked Cider
  • 6.5%

Our go-to cider from Kennewick, WA. Off-dry with a hint of spice, Baked Apple hosts the flavors of Red Delicious and Honey Crisp apples, finishing with a perfect touch of cinnamon.