Coastal by Heater Allen Brewing in Oregon, United States

About Coastal by Heater Allen Brewing

Heater Allen Brewing likes to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a "Steam Beer" -style beer, but they've slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where it's truely a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. Heater Allen Brewing uses Amarillo and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the German malts they use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish.


Heater is Rick's wife Jan's maiden name, and Allen is his last name. He figures that you should always give your wife first billing. While Rick has little German heritage on his side of the family, most of Jan's family is of German descent. Their daughter Lisa who works for the brewery is a true Heater Allen.

Heater Allen Brewing makes Coastal American Amber / Red Lager