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Amnesia Brewing

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Amnesia BrewingAmnesia Brewing
BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.12%
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 172
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

Slatetank, Jul 20, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of DrMindbender
4/5  rDev +4.7%

DrMindbender, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of SickBrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

SickBrew, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Tall_Totem
3.4/5  rDev -11%

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.

Tall_Totem, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of cbarrett4
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%

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).

cbarrett4, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of yemenmocha
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%

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.

yemenmocha, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of Adoxander
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

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).

Adoxander, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of GreenCard
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%

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!

GreenCard, Mar 26, 2010
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