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Upright Brewing Company

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Upright Brewing CompanyUpright Brewing Company
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Active Beers: 103
Beer Ratings: 3,917
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 9
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

240 N Broadway St, Suite 002
Portland, Oregon, 97227
United States
phone: (503) 735-5337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @uprightbrewing

Notes:
The Brewery is located in the basement of the Hazelwood/'Leftbank' Building (its history includes a well-known early jazz club, Dude Ranch - an inspiration for the name 'Upright' - read more here:  http://leftbankproject.com/the-history/  ) and is Production-Only during normal weekday business hours.

A Tasting Room is open Friday from 4:30-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday from 1:00-6:00pm, and prior to basketball games at the adjacent Rose Garden arena (Trailblazers only - check their home schedule). Food, when available, is basic: bread, an occasional charcuterie tray or sandwiches (provided by Grain & Gristle).

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

In its first year of operation, Upright secured a welcome niche as brewers of traditional "farmhouse-style" beers. These Franco-Belgian-derived ales - saisons and bieres de garde - form the mainstay of their enterprise but otherwise make infrequent appearances on Northwest beer lists. Beers are treated to organic ingredients, open fermentation, saison yeast, and a frequent use of wheat. Most are available in 750 ml capped champagne magnums. Many are aged in oak wine barrels.

Guests may visit the tasting room on weekends and on game nights during basketball season when Upright's proximity across from the Rose Garden provides an ideal spot for a pre-game ale. The tasting room is a no-frills enclave adjoining the brewery in the basement of the Leftbank Building. The gray cinderblock environment dotted with small wooden tables amid racks of oak barrels may evoke a certain casual charm. Others might find it raw and confining. But the cellar atmosphere seems suited to the purpose of aging beers and the plates of sliced rye bread waiting for you on the tables complement the flattering simplicity of the saison style. Beer prices at the tasting room are charitable. Nine beers are offered, food is not served.

Though I enjoy most Upright beers I can't say as I'm enthralled with them. Saison yeast, bottle conditioning, and barrel aging are great ideas. But implementing these ideas into a product line evoking the measure of sophistication they imply is not easily done, and I'm inclined to say that while Upright beers have their merits, their best moments are perhaps yet to come. Meanwhile, best bets may be had in the form of their hoppier beers such as their seasonal saison/IPA hybrid Congo Pale or their regular hoppy saison "Five".

RedDiamond, May 03, 2010
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Upright Brewing Company in Portland, OR
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.