About Us

Retail Store Hours:

M-W 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Sat 9 AM - 4 PM Sun 10 AM - 4 PM

Draft Department & Gas Fills

M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM

Sat: 9AM-1PM

Our History

1918

Frank H. Steinbart opens FH Steinbart Co. on 527 SE Grand Ave in Portland.

1919

On January 16th the 18th Amendment is ratified introducing Prohibition.

FH Steinbart responds to Prohibition by shifting to selling supplies for making soda, near beer and sacramental wine.

1933

December 5th the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th Amendment ending Prohibition.

1934

Employees Joseph DeBenedetti and Angelo Curtello enter into a partnership and purchase the business from Frank Steinbart.

1957

After the death of his partner Joseph DeBenedetti purchases Steinbart Co. outright from partner's widow.

1959

Steinbart Company moves to 526 SE Grand Ave.

1969

Fred Eckardt's Treatise on Lager Beers is released in Portland.

1978

President Carter signs bill HR1337 exempting homebrew from taxation effectively legalizing homebrewing at the federal level.

1980

Steinbart Company moves to SE 6th and Salmon.

1984

Bridgeport Brewing, Widmer Brewing, Full Sail Brewing and Portland Brewing are incorporated in Portland, Oregon.

1985

The brewpub movement is born. The Oregon State Legislature grants legalization to breweries the ability to sell the beer it makes over the bar.

1991

Steinbart Company moves to the current location at SE 12th & Pine.

1995

Steinbart Company's Draft division installs the draft beer system at the new Rose Garden Arena.

2002

FH Steinbart Company's Draft division installs more than 390 feet of draft beer trunk line (nearly 2 miles of individual beer line) in newly renovated Autzen Stadium at the University of Oregon.

2010

Steinbart Company's endeavor to stay current with the ever-evolving beverage market leads to an opportunity to carry kombucha kits featuring ingredients from Portland's Lion Heart Kombucha.