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Upright Brewing Company

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Place Score: 93
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
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

Place added by: msubulldog25 on 04-22-2009

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 Thu 5 - 9 pm, Fri 4:30 - 9 pm, Sat 1 - 8 pm, Sun 1 - 6 pm, 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).
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One of the coolest breweries I have ever been to. Obviously would have loved more taps but the quality was amazing....

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This was one of the coolest brewery experiences I’ve ever had. You walk into a coffee shop in an industrial building, and there’s a sign pointing the elevator that says "Upright, basement".

You literally walk into the brewery. There are 6 taps with amazing things to try. You hang out, listen to Vinyls, sand drink by all the barrels. Yay Portland! Go here!!

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited several times, most recently last weekend.

Located in the basement of a historic building just north of the Memorial Coliseum/Rose Garden complex, Upright Brewing is one of the newest members of the Beervana beer scene. Owner and brewmaster Alex Ganum honed his craft at Ommegang, so his devotion to Farmhouse style ales should be no surprise.

The tasting room, open weekends 1-6 pm and approximately two hours before home Trailblazer games, has attracted a devoted following in its short history. Several handmade tables and benches, along with barrels turned into tables, make for a funky and cool atmosphere among the numerous barrel aging beers. Six regular taps, featuring the base offerings (Four, Five, Six, Seven) and two rotating handles, have been recently supplemented by a small 3-tap cold box. Recent seasonals and one-offs on tap last weekend included Congo Pale Ale, a pepper-infused Four, and a home brewed imperial stout. All the beers are of outstanding quality, and each has its own devoted fans.

The beers are a particular good value, with $2 12 oz. pours of the regular offerings and $3 for the seasonals. A six-pour of 4 oz. samples is an exceptionally good value at $5. Better yet, bottles and growler fills are available and a good value compared to some of PDX bottle shops. I scored a vertical of all the base beers and a couple of bottles of Billy the Mountain for my cellar last trip.

There isn't much food to speak of, though there are usually some nice bread plates to cleanse your palate between beers. There is a small meat plate available, but with the lack of a kitchen, not much in the way of food offerings.

Service is always good and especially friendly, Alex is usually on premises, ready to answer any questions and greet you with a smile.

The packed premises last weekend testify that the Upright tasting room is no longer a secret. With beer of this high quality, the sky is the limit for Upright. Highly recommended.

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