Featuring unique, comic book, inspired labels, and beers to match, Gigantic Brewing Company has an aggressive edge that matches the brewers. As Van Havig says: “The artwork is amazing - it’s because we don’t work with crap artists, we work with real artists.”
The name is a bit of a joke. Ben Love, the brewmaster, noted: “we always had a goal for how big we want to be, and it’s not very big. We didn’t want to grow to be that next huge brewery. The name came out of the fact that we wanted to be small.” They sell a little beer a lot of places which makes them seem larger than they actually are.
It is a small space with a outdoor deck and it is often crowded. As a neighborhood pub, it attracts lots of regulars from their slice of the city.
Portland Brew Stories is a unique partnership between the Multnomah County Library and local breweries to build a collection that represents the culture, history, and passion of brewing in our community. The library worked with 14 breweries who's contribution and support made this project possible. Explore the collection at Portland Brew Stories. We were hired to produce a series of three videos to support the library's efforts.