Cascade Brewing Barrel House

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Cascade Brewing Barrel HouseCascade Brewing Barrel House
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60 Reviews
Reviews: 60
Visits: 175
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

939 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon, 97214-2519
United States
phone: (503) 265-8603

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cascadebrewing

Notes:
Place added by: msubulldog25 on 09-24-2010

Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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Reviews: 60 | Visits: 175
Reviews by Brewbro000:
Photo of Brewbro000
4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is hands down my favorite spot to go to in the Portland area if i am looking to try something new. If you are a fan of sours, this is your stomping ground. They literally carry about 20 taps most of which are all theirs. They constantly have rotating sours and available seasonals as well.

Tuesday nights are "Tap it Tuesdays", where a new, typically one-off barrel is tapped for your enjoyment. Most of their beers are served in small 8oz pours but some of their lower ABV stuff will also come in appropriate glassware. I went in their once and coming back a few days later the bartender still remembered my name! This alone makes me a repeat customer and they are always happy to serve you are are knowledgable about the beers they pour.

Another good bet is to get tasters, at $2 a glass this might seem like a rip off but if you want to try/compare a variety of sours for cheap, this is easily the best way to do it. Enjoy! (940 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a must visit in PDX, espeically if you are a sour lover (which I am admittedly, not). The atmosphere is laid back and interesting, the service is great and the selection is fantastic. Would definitely go back on a future visit. (237 characters)

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

It's Cascade - so you know it's good. Massive selection of Cascade brews I'd never had before, had 8 samples ($2-$3 a pop). We were in town for the Oregon Brewer's Festival - which was hosted by Cascade, they did a great job of it. The bartenders really know their shit - I'm a brewer of about twenty years and they answered all of my questions smartly. The food was really good too. Great spot - wish this NC boy lived closer. (427 characters)

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kylo76
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of A_Rad
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

THE best beer cheese soup I've ever had! Also the beer selection is ridiculous! If you live in Portland, I am jealous that you can go here every day! (149 characters)

Photo of tommyguz
4.81/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of beerserk
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SFCraft
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Geoffq
3.65/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of scottedwin
4.79/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Really cool laid back vibe, was never crowded and the pricing is reasonable considering the bottles are usually pretty high priced. The selection seems never ending and the live barrels are a cool to sample while your there. A must stop while your in Portland, especially if your a fan of sours. (297 characters)

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of guityler83
3.99/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

On a rainy Monday in Portland while on vacation we wandered down Belmont a few blocks and came upon Cascade, a brewery I've heard much about in my sour/wild beer reading and travels.

Not surprisingly it was slow on this day, only a few people where drinking beer at noon, so we grabbed one of the re-fabricated barrel tables. The menu was extensive with fruited sours (Apricot, cherry, elderberry and more) there were two "live" barrels tapped (as they do every Tuesday we learned) one a Apple pie sounding beer with cinnamon the other more akin to a Kriek.

Each beer had the option for a 2oz pour or and 8oz (seemingly small if I compare to Belgium but the scale is likely smaller). It took about 10 minutes for the bartender to bring over our 4x 2oz pours, but attributed to it with a buggy draft line, pun intended.

No Food would be had that day, and I don't recall if they had the option. By the end we each sampled 4 different varieties, each had one commonality I tend to not overlook as easily as most - the aftertaste, it was almost non-existent. The beers were excellent in the start, soft sourness no abrasive harshness good bread character and aroma with some soft oak, but then nothing it just goes away. Its hard for me to judge a beer to harshly simply on that trait but it seems relevant.

Overall Cascade had a good vibe, the service was a little slow at that time, but understandable. I would have liked to have seen the barrel taping the following day, but there's always next time. We left with a couple bottles to take home. (1,555 characters)

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.89/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JIMMER
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of markgugs
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of barflybastard
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hawkfish
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland, OR
99 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.