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Amnesia Brewing

Amnesia BrewingAmnesia Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 150
Beer Avg: 3.83

Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.44%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1834 Main St
Washougal, Washington, 98671-4107
United States
phone: (360) 355-1008

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @amnesiabrewing

Notes:
Open 4-11pm Mon, noon-midnight Tues-Sun (often open later Fri/Sat).

(Place added by: HiroProtagonist)
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I recently took a trip w/ a couple of army buddies to Portland and Amnesia was the first stop for us. There was a private party going on outside under the tent and it was raining in spurts.

I liked the atmosphere right off the bat. It was cool being able to view the brewhouse and fermenters and later smelling the result of brewing at the bar. The open dining and bar area was inviting and a very homey feel. There were stacks of malt at the brewhouse entrance which added to the working brewpub theme. They have handmade art that looked somewhat like an unearthed head with barley attached and a deer head w/ a crown and necktie. The music selection during our visit was Belle & Sebastian which fit the rainy day mood. I also enjoyed the framed De Dolle Posters adorning the walls.

The quality was top notch with about 8 taps : 7 ales and one Pilsner. I could tell they gave a darn about the ingredients since they were listed in plain sight on the beer and food menu. They had several sausage choices with suggested beer pairings.

I felt the selection was better than average, but not great. They had 2 Ipa's, an E.S.B., a Pale, Summer and Walking Man's Walking Stick as a guest tap. The food was limited to sausages, pretzels and pub fare mostly.

I enjoyed the service. It was quick friendly and knowledgable. I was treated kindly and there was never a time I felt ignored. They happily helped me out with a quart of beer to go.

The prices were very reasonable and Amnesia was probably the cheapest of the three locations we chose to visit. I would definitely return if I find myself in Portland again.

07-20-2007 22:16:53 | More by Slatetank
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Tall_Totem

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$

The beer is great, the food is OK, the service was not so great, and it wasn't busy. I'd like to see them work on that service aspect, and increase the menu. Also, a little better attitude from management would be a plus.

Nice location, nice atmosphere, especially in the summer when all the massive windows are opened to allow in the quiet street sounds of smallville.

02-20-2014 17:58:22 | More by Tall_Totem
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $

This was a refreshing surprise of a brewery in my opinion. First of all, don't expect some flashy, Deschutes brewpub style atmosphere. This place is about the beer. Second, and most importantly, the beers are all fashioned after typical English ales. So the majority of their beers are around 5.5% abv and contain less intense hops than many other Portland breweries.

The patio is pretty large, but they do allow smoking on the entire patio (which is 10 feet from the building). So be forewarned. They also do not allow minors (including babies... so I'm a fan of that rule!!!). The interior is warehouse style with park bench style seating. It's pretty authentic 'true brewery' style.

The beers are simply amazing. They are fashioned incredibly well and drink so beautifully that I keep coming back for more (possibly dangerous unless you are within walking distance or get a cab!). They have a cream ale (English style, not that commercial, sweetened crap), ESB, a very subtle pale ale, and several IPAs, and a light and balanced porter.

The food consists of brats. They do have a tofurkey veggie brat so I can't complain (being a vegetarian and all). They have an outdoor grill area that looks like an afterthought, but it is appreciated.

Overall a great atmosphere, great beer, only I wish they put the smokers on the side of the patio (when you see the patio you'll see the area I'm talking about).

08-07-2011 21:36:02 | More by cbarrett4
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

This place is like an old garage or something converted into a little neighborhood brewpub. Nice weather on my visit, so it was nice to sit on the little park benches and have a couple of their beers. No real service here other than ordering from the lady at the bar, even for food as well. Prices were still premium Portland prices, though there's no atmosphere or downtown rent to pay. Decor was sparse, plain, and could use more investment. It wasn't a *bad* experience here by any means, but I would have rather hit some of the other Portland stops a 2nd or 3rd time instead.

08-08-2010 17:11:57 | More by yemenmocha
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Adoxander

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Its a cool atmosphere, with the brewery being barely separated from the bar proper. The open, well lit interior feels a little bit like a warehouse, because it is. exposed rafters, unfinished floors and mostly communal seating don't offer much in the way of intimacy, but it fits with the fact that you are in a brewery first, bar second.
The limited food offerings are a little pricey for what they are however, and are not great quality wise either. I had a spicy sausage for around $6, it was ok tasting but felt expensive when you can go to nicer places in town during happy hour and get a better sausage for less.
As far as the beer goes, it was all pretty good, though nothing stood out as being exceptional to me (I did a sampler).

04-05-2010 00:23:27 | More by Adoxander
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

Their beers are good, but I wasn't too impressed with the establishment itself. I visited on a pretty quiet afternoon. Only a few people inside and a couple outside talking to the guy at the grill. There was the pleasant smell of boiling wort filling the room, which is always a plus to me. Other than that, the overall ambiance was a bit lackluster and lazy. Some beer bric-a-brac here and there; posters, bottles, etc. And the barn-y industrial feel. The gal at the bar didn't seem all that interested in selling any beer; instead she busied herself with talking to / flirting with another patron that had been sitting there for a while. Eventually she asked me what I would like and slowly poured me a SHORT POUR of one of their seasonals. It was pretty cloudy, but it tasted pretty good. A more attentive server would have caught that and asked if I wanted a different beer or at the very least made sure the glass was full. I know I should say something when I get a short pour but I never do because it seems so dick-ish and cheap. Anyway, I doubt I'll venture out there again unless I'm with a group of people or they're having an event or something. It's the kind of place that would be more fun with a crowd, I think. Just don't expect good service or a full pint!

03-26-2010 00:09:13 | More by GreenCard
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djbreezy

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$

The day I visited this place it was freezing outside yet the majority of the seating was dedicated to the outdoors.

The inside didn't have much effort put forth in the environment. I was a bit disappointed as I have high hopes for all local spots because I want them to succeed.

The beers I had were remarkably average for the style.

I really like supporting local breweries but this place does not really hold a flame to the quality of beer coming out in the area. I really think the brewers need to step it up a bit if they want to get more notoriety. Maybe they are happy with what they produce and love it...and that's cool too.

03-14-2010 03:04:56 | More by djbreezy
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madtappers

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$

One of the best local breweries in PDX. The beers from IPAs to stouts are all top notch. A unique little shack on Mississippi Ave just up the street from Widmer.

Outside seating is cool in the summer, but damn cold during the winter ale fest they have every year.

Their location on Mississippi Ave gives you a chance to check out other local bars and stores on the street as well.

Staff is attentive and knowlegable about their beers.

Food is pretty disappointing to me just brats and burgers on a bbq pit, but it adds to the atmosphere!

12-14-2009 01:55:18 | More by madtappers
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Although it's really just a shack, Amnesia is actually one of the coolest brewpubs I've ever been to. Seating (picnic tables) is basically in the parking lot of whatever this place used to be, but in Portland that's usually OK given the mild climate. They fire up a grill out there, and there you go - brats and beer! The beers are really good as well, which helps. I'm not so sure they'd be as busy as they are if the beer wasn't top-notch. It's well-worth a trip just to see it, although you won't want to miss the beers.

10-11-2009 14:46:10 | More by NeroFiddled
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bret27

California

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

I heard about this place from a co-worker who used to frequent it a few years back. When I went to look it up there was no info or website. I called the phone # just to make sure it existed.

When I got there I wasn't blown away but they had some good beers. They had about 6 on tap, I sampled them all. Mostly IPA's, pale ales, ESB's. All average to good.

The atmosphere didn't bother me, but it wasn't all that impressive. Kind of run-down in an inconspicuous area of NE portland. Loud rap music playing and lots of tattooed black hair drunken hipsters. "the real hip portland types you see riding bicycles all over that area and SE pdx as well."

overall pretty good, but not that exciting.

07-07-2009 04:41:02 | More by bret27
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Amnesia Brewing in Washougal, WA
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