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An absolute delight for beer lovers, Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House has a vast array of local and seasonal brews on offer. On tap, you get to enjoy beers like the Andromeda Belgian Ale, Black Butte Porter, Obsidian Stout, Deschutes Rive Ale and Old Pilgrim Barley Wine. In addition, a food menu comprising tasty treats like the quinoa and cashew burger, smoked chicken fettuccine and dry-aged baby back ribs is offered. You can also take kegs to go.
Launched in 1993, the Hair of the Dog Brewing Company displays flashes of brilliance with their small yet creative beer collection, and everyone wants a swig of it. With their claim to fame being a historic rendition of the Adambier of Dortmund, Germany (called Adam), this chill micro-brewery has been written about more times than it can keep track of. Two of the Hair of the Dog Company beers made the cut in Stanford University's list of top fine beers and has won much acclaim from beer connoisseurs. Ticketed-beer tastings are regularly arranged, for which beer enthusiasts make a straight beeline. If you happen to head early in the day to buy yourself one of their creative beers, Sprints, their in-house cook, might just provide you with some honest-to-goodness breakfast as reward for the wait which is guaranteed here.
If you're a beer lover and happen to be in Portland, for business or play, make it a point to visit Cascade Brewing Barrel House in the Buckman area. The USP at Cascade is a wonderful range of cask and barrel conditioned sour brews that are made using a huge variety of fruits, oaks and spices. They serve over 18 ever-changing beers and ales - all of course, with varied degrees of tartness that only adds to the flavor and character of these brews. There's an eclectic food menu to complement these awesome brews as well. When you do drop in, try the Saison de Garde, Sun-kissed Indian Pale Ale and Strawberry Stout, they're truly quite inspired!
The Bridgeport Brewing Company is one of the largest breweries in Portland and also one of the oldest craft breweries in the state. Beginning operations in 1984, it has consistently earned rave accolades for its brews. Their signature India Pale Ale is one of the most popular beers, enjoying statewide patronage. Their cozy brewpub is a fine place to sample not just their popular brews, but also lesser known ones as well as new creations. The diverse food menu offers fine company to the beers.
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub is an unpretentious warehouse-style pub which is a shining star in the microbrew and dog lover's world. Some of the favorite house-brewed beers include the Hawthorne Bitter and the Lucky Lab IPA. You can also order a variety of foods, including the veggie or chicken curry rice bowl or try a deli sandwich with chips. This is a place that loves dogs, serves great beer for a decent price, and is great for a casual hangout.
Hopworks Urban Brewery was the first Eco-brewpub to be established in the city of Portland, and was soon followed by its second location, Hopworks BikeBar. This sustainable brewpub has some great organic beers on offer, among which the HUB Lager is a favorite. If you're hungry, there's a full menu of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and more to enjoy. There are numerous vegan and gluten-free offerings as well for those with dietary restrictions.
No one would blame you for mistaking the Belmont Station for beer heaven. This charming shop and cafe offers its customers a jaw-dropping selection of over 1200 bottled varieties of beer that are cared for in a manner that ensures absolute freshness and crisp taste. Adjoining the shop is a delightful little biercafe where people can meet over a pint of brew and explore the current brew selection with fellow beer lovers. The cafe serves up a rotating selection of 20 beers on tap alongside delicious Italian-inspired meals from The Italian Market. With such a well-curated and varied selection on offer, you are sure to find something that perfectly suits your taste as you explore new discoveries and indulge in old favorites. Keep an eye on the Belmont Station website and facebook page for updates on beer tastings and special events.
Close friends, Scott Lawrence and Tony Petraglia, motivated by their love for beers and brewing, established Breakside Brewery in Northeast Portland in 2010. This brew pub offers over more than ten freshly brewed libations on tap. Their most popular variety is the India Pale Ale (IPA), with other choices including Safe Word Triple IPA, Trinidad Scorpion Double IPA, Autumn Gold Session IPA or the classic IPA. The food section offers a delicious array of salads, sandwiches, burgers, grilled chicken, wraps, and they even have an exclusive menu for kids.