As a long time beer lover, Mark discovered craft beer when he and Lydia moved to Oregon in 2008. One day he held up a frosty glass and said to Lydia, “I can make this stuff!”
Armed with time, retirement funds, passion and NASA know-how from over 20 years on the job, the adventure was on. Equipment was purchased, a shop was built and home brewing began in 2011.
Over the next couple of years, recipes were enjoyed and refined. Many people, friends, family and even perfect strangers all encouraged them to sell commercially!
By 2015, Lookingglass officially began commercial brewing and selling kegs of beer. Word spread and folks were excited. It soon became apparent that a taproom was much needed.
Lookingglass Brewery – A 3 Phase Project
Phase 1 –
(2015) Became a licensed Brewery in Oregon’s Lookingglass area, hence the name!
(2016) – Leased space in Winston and opened a taproom, which became extremely successful. Mark and Lydia were turning down more orders than they could fulfill.
Phase 2 –
(2017 – 2018) Purchased the building they had been leasing and began planning the remodel.
(2019) Began the remodel, expansion, and purchase of a new 10 BBL Brew System. Brewery expansion is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2020.
Phase 3 –
(TBD) Future expansion would be a production facility, location unknown, with a large 50 BBL system for multi state distribution. Mark and Lydia Nunnelee appreciate the Community and our Lookingglass team for continuing to make the vision a reality over the years!