Visitors to Bent Shovel Brewing in Oregon City have found the tasting room’s doors closed for the last week, but its owners want to assure everyone that the brewery is doing just fine. Bent Shovel Brewing has been forced to move its patio and tasting room operations due to the traffic impact the demand for its beer has had on its rural neighborhood. As philosopher P. Diddy once opined: With mo’ money comes mo’ problems. For the past four years, Bent Shovel Brewing has been handcrafting a range of beer styles on a 10-bbl system in a retrofitted red barn located along the Clackamas River on the outskirts of Oregon City. Sounds perfect, right? The brewery’s business is strong, and it continues to grow thanks to the support of craft beer lovers from around the region. Bent Shovel has experienced strong double digit year over year growth for the past three years. In early 2018, Co-owner Rick Strauss was able to leave his corporate job and dedicate 100 percent of his time to the brewery. At that time, he doubled the brewery’s production capacity with the purchase of a new 10-bbl brewhouse to keep up with growing demand. “We want to apologize to our customers for the abrupt short noti...