Five o’clock on the Willamette Riverfront on a summer afternoon, and under the awning at Flat Tail Brewery is the primo place to be. The bronze kingfishers on the sculpture twirl lazily in the breeze as people stroll past modelling Oregon’s worst hats and baggy plaid shorts, or drag their kayaks and innertubes up from the river bank, and come in for a brew.
Deep shadow is a challenge. Purple seemed the easiest solution, and after a lovely pale ale, it didn’t look too bad. Flat Tail’s food offerings have improved over time, to the point that it is one of our very favorite Corvallis eateries. Really crispy fish, great cross-cut fries, and good tartar sauce. Yum.