Tucked away in a mixed-use business and office plaza is one of the Southwest neighborhood’s finest gems of brewing.
Over the past few years, despite ups and downs (and COVID), Mark and his team at Flyboy have managed to create some excellent beers, but you may not have known that they’ve created an amazing taproom and restaurant as well (though by the population of diners on a recent Thursday, perhaps you do).
Flyboy Brewing and Pub, located at 15230 S.W. Sequoia Pkwy. and tucked between Tigard, Tualatin and Lake Oswego, has been making great beers for almost five years, and sometimes the oldies really are the goodies. With 22 taps of beer, cider and kombucha and usually 10 of those taps brewed in house, as well as a full bar, this taproom really does have something for everyone.
On the recent Thursday I was visiting, there were a number of everyone’s, as the tables inside and out were filled. Brett was behind the bar making sure everything landed exactly where it needed to be and owner/head brewer Mark was having a well-deserved meal.
When you visit Flyboy, look for the ‘Pilot’s Peach Pale’ brewed with fresh Georgia peach juice imported year-round, or try the ‘Emmi’s Rose’ sour which has the distinct nose of its kettle sour roots and was so good, I ordered some for my own taproom the moment I walked out the door.
Speaking of beers that have graced my taproom, if you’re not a fan of IPAs, but like a little hop, then the ‘Fokker Tri-wing Red’ is another great “always on” at Flyboy and a big seller at my own place.
As to the grub, it’s as varied as the beers and just as good.
I recommend the Black & Blue stone-fired pizza, a square cut dream of contrasting yet complementary flavors, and an order of garlic rosemary fries (make sure you share the latter). My only qualm with the menu is the wings. I prefer mine sauced when they show up, and I’m not a fan of dipping.
The burgers and sandwiches are well proportioned, and I generally go for the ‘Hell’s Angel’ chicken, but honestly, if you’re only going to try one thing here, make it that ‘Black & Blue’ pizza. The last time we were in, my zeal for a taste (despite not being the one who ordered it) nearly earned me a fork in the back of the hand, so it might be best to order your own.
Flyboy Brewing & Pub
15230 S.W. Sequoia Pkwy., Tigard, OR