Restaurant Review: Gilgamesh Brewery

Restaurant Review: Gilgamesh Brewery

This week I found myself in Salem, Oregon. Although, it is the state’s capital, I don’t find myself there often. I reached out to fellow blogger and friend, Sam Lewis (Rosen) for help, because she is a local. She gave me a great little coffee shop to work in called Archive. It was super cute and trendy! I loved it. I will admit, I was super crunched for time and had a ton of work to do- so I missed out on any photo opportunities.

There was one place I was dying to try in Salem ever since Feast Portland last year, Gilgamesh! I tried their beer at Feast and have been drinking is as often as I can ever since. My favorite beer is the Mamba- It’s FANTASTIC. The perfect summer beer! I find mine at Zupans, but you need to try this.

(photo credit: Gilgamesh Brewery)

When I realized I would be in the hometown of my favorite beer on earth, I had to stop in and try more. (please excuse the iphone photos- I was in a rush, but wanted to snap a couple pictures!) The brewery itself was quite the little compound. I could see all the beer being made as I walked in the restaurant. Then inside it had the typical brewery feel. Lots of wood and cool vibe. They also had an amazing patio- perfect place to spend a summer day/night. The beers were also all very tasty. I’m usually a picky beer drinker and in my flight I opted out of the super dark beer, but I loved all the beers I tried. They are so smooth, which was the original reason I was drawn to the Mamba. I will admit, the Mamba still has the #1 place in my heart. I highly, highly recommend going to Gilgamesh, or at least snagging up some Mamba next time you are in the grocery aisle.

2065 Madrona Avenue SE Salem OR, 97302. 

Love, Rachel xo



  1. July 10, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I've heard good things about this place! I agree I don't find myself down in Salem very often but maybe will have to add this as a stop whenever we head to Eugene or somewhere down south! And probably Archive, that place looks awesome – coffee shop by day, bar by night? I'm in love.

  2. July 10, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    I am going camping next weekend out near Salem with a group of friends. I'm going to suggest that we swing by Gilgamesh (by the way, how cool of a name is that??). Yay! Thanks for sharing, cheers! 🙂

  3. July 11, 2015 / 2:50 am

    When I drank, this was one of my favorite breweries, simply for the fact that they had an Earl Grey beer – Mamba.

  4. July 11, 2015 / 3:31 am

    Very cool! Great beer pics.

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