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Cascade Brewing Barrel House

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Cascade Brewing Barrel HouseCascade Brewing Barrel House
BA SCORE
100
world-class

143 Ratings
Ratings: 143
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: 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

"Subject to change with little or no notice."
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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 58
Reviews by spoony:
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4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A-Cascade is located in a slightly gritty area of Portland (not far from downtown). I say gritty, but the place is not a dive by any stretch. There is a decent-sized patio out front that looks on to the parking lot. Inside it is a bit commercial feeling with standard-issue "micro-brewery" decor like barrel tables and the like. The bar is medium-sized, maybe a dozen or 15 stools, and there are a few booths and tables as well. Friendly, but not inspiring or unique. It was pretty quiet on the rainy Tuesday night I visited.

Q-The Cascade beers I tried were all pretty amazing and my previous (limited) experience with Cascade has also been great, so quality ranks high. I tried Sang Noir, Apricot Ale, a fresh-from-the-barrel Cherry Bourbonic Plague, and some of their mulled, spiced hot ale, Glueh Kriek. All were great...even the Glueh Kriek.

Ser-The service was prompt, friendly, and beers were poured with care. I engaged in a bit of chit-chat, but did not get into lengthy conversations with any of the employees about beer. It mostly seemed like they know what they were talking about.

Sel-The beers on tap, as well as those in the bottle are all Cascade, but that isn't a problem because there is a lot of Cascade to choose from. I counted 17 beers on tap (half were sour, half were not sour) and ten bottles available for take away. Plus the hot mulled ale. Not bad at all.

F-I had a cheese plate that was a little short on the cheese, but what cheese there was went well with the sour beers I was drinking. The other food looked pretty good, but I didn't try any. Also, regarding the cheese plate...kiwi fruit and dill pickles on the same plate?

V-The sours are mostly reasonably priced, but sours are expensive. Also, the tasters were on the small side for the price. Not a rip-off, but not cheap, either.

O-Well worth the visit and its near Hair of the Dog and the Green Dragon, so if sours aren't your thing, you're close to other good spots.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Fatehunter
4.21/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

They had at least 15 sours on tap, another ~8 bottles, and ~5 stout/IPA/pales on tap. The service was outstanding at the bar. The 4oz (or 3?) tasters are perfect for sours and given their high ABV. We had some soup, it was good. This place is a must see and drink.

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.48/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Great beer, amazing slow service and silly tasting rules. Still a must try and a great time....

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.11/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Everything about the beers was amazing....the staff on the other hand was atrocious. I wanted to go back while we were there but the service was so unfriendly we took our business else where. Which is always disappointing when the staff just make the experience not worth coming back.

Photo of GRG1313
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of dleiner
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great beer, great selection of draft beer and bottles. Service was ok, we were there when it was slow, so I expected a bit more attention and friendliness. Fun experience and I would return.

Photo of Eternal218
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Fogindex
4.66/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Doug6322
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I have been to about 25 different breweries and hands down Cascade was the best, great selection, great service and awesome beer.

Photo of almostjay
4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Galin
4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Fun selection of sour beers.

Photo of Harvest06
4.8/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.86/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ScottJWing
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.48/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Amazing beers! Good food.

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Nutwood
5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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