Backwoods Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 27
Beer Avg: 3.37
Taps: 8 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barleywinefiend:
3.78/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A: Located next to a pasture in the Backwoods you will find Backwoods Brewing. My GPS led me astray at first but nevertheless we found it. Sordove smelly outside, if you've ever been to or lived on a farm you know what I mean. Walking in you will find a nice bar next to the kitchen along the back wall. Some picnic tables for seating inside, a wall of swag and some outdoor seating too. You can tell this is a pretty good locals joint and rightfully so considering location. Overall, pretty tame, relaxing and the smell was left outside.
Q: I have had two Backwoods beers so far and they range from men to averagely meh but nothing tainted or bad. However, the previous reviewers were waaay to generous on the quality of beer here. I'm not sure what they were drinking....inexperienced palates for sure.
S: The service was very nice. I was greeted when I walked up to the bar and sat down. We made small talk and she advised me on some places to stop for sightseeing, local breweries and so on. Very nice and helpful. She seemed to know what she was talking about on the local beer scene/culture.
S: 8 beers today, safe selections, your standards of: Stout, IPA, Pale, IIPA and so on. Having previously tried the Log Yard IPA I went for the new 10.1ABV IIPA at 104IBUs.
07-15-2013 11:41:49 | More by barleywinefiend
More User Reviews:
4.37/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
The owner and a cohort were available to share new samples in the Portland, OR area, and we caught them at the boutique eatery Ross Island Grocery on Corbett. Their pride in their product was apparent, and well-deserved. Because it is not mentioned on the Beer Advocate site yet, I wanted to rave about their new "Ridgerunner Stout" which could definitely compete with others more widely known such as Obsidian, and even Guinness. Ridgerunner shows true character and complexity from the ground up, with all-naturally produced flavors leaning toward coffee and chocolate over a thick opaque malted base, not overly sweet, but smooth and creamy.
The duo also offered a new and ambitious Blueberry wheat beer. I say ambitious, because it is one of the few blueberry beers to be brewed without the artificial (and much joked-about) purple-blue color others under this label have. In fact the beer was remarkable in that it was almost colorless, if a little cloudy, and it only had the most subtle of blueberry overtones. A very lightly hoppy wheat beer, that could be capable of being seriously refreshing and not overly sweet.
The seriousness with which this brewery takes their creativity and the variety of their output, is bound to make this a microbrewery to watch out for!
07-11-2013 08:15:32 | More by katybee
4.7/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Another fun Carson brew-pub. Real neighborhood atmosphere rather than beer-hipsters but the beer is first rate though. Owned and run by a pretty nice guy who might even take you back to explain his brews if he's not busy. This and Acadian Farms--which is not far away--are among the funkiest, funnest brew-pubs to go to in the Columbia River Gorge I think.
04-21-2013 03:30:43 | More by kickerofelves
Backwoods Brewing Company in Carson, WA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.