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Alameda Brewhouse

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4765 NE Fremont St
Portland, Oregon, 97213
United States

(503) 460-9025 | map
alamedabrewhouse.com

Notes:
Opened 1996
Hours: Su-Th 11am-11pm; F-Sa 11am-12am
Happy Hour: M-F 3-6pm
Head brewer: Carston Haney

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BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
373
Ratings:
871
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.84/5
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
41
pDev:
16.67%
 
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Photo of bilbobrewer
1.31/5  rDev -65.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Well...this WAS going to simply be a review of Alameda's Yellow Wolf IIPA. But that isn't happening.

As part of Oregon Craft Beer Month, one event advertised in this week's Portland Mercury was a $5 growler fill today only at the Alameda taproom on Freemont. That was it..one line, no exclusions, restrictions or fine print. And the Alameda website made no mention of anything at all (but it doesn't look like anyone updates that site much at all....).

Sweet deal! For a visitor to PDX like me, a timely chance to get a bigger sample of an obviously fresh brew.

Well, after arriving there earlier today, I was quite surprised to find that -- despite the advertisement --- growlers cost $6. Also, despite being the flagship beer of the brewery, Yellow Wolf DIPA was NOT included as one of the beers eligible for the promo. This addendum info was all on a card posted at the bar....not a terribly convenient place to find out such information, after bicycling 25 minutes to get there.

The barman, who appeared to have full authority and responsibility for such decisions was cordial enough, but insincere apologies don't really fix anything.

So. Rather than buy a beer I didn't want, and for more money than I was told it would cost, and being totally PO'd, I left.
Hardly what I have come to expect from a Portland biz. Or any craft brewery. Or a promotional event.
And certainly not how I wanted to spend part of a precious vacation Saturday.
So thanks.

PS -- This website now reminds me: "You have had 0 beers from this brewery".
Yeah, I get that.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of ZachT
4.3/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.36/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dcscientist
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

I really enjoyed my visit here. Great food, excellent house-made beers on tap, TVs, has pretty much everything you want. If I get back to Portland I'm really going to make an effort to get back here.

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Photo of jcrobin
4.88/5  rDev +27.1%

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2.68/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Very good beer selection and beers were very tasty. Very warehouse-like inside but that doesn't matter if the beer's good! Server was knowledgeable which always helps for first timers. IPA's and stouts were the dominant styles and very well crafted. Of all the options in the area, definetely worth a visit for travelers or locals.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.34/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I stopped in here on an quiet afternoon. The ball game was on and a few people were in there... the place had a good local vibe to it. I liked the service and the beers were pretty solid, but I really liked their Black IPA especially... I had to buy one on the way out. I did not try their food as I was trying to do the Portland food cart thing at the time. They had good selection, and one beer that was very unique that had a spice in it... I can't recall if it was garlic or something like it. I appreciate any effort like that even if I'm not crazy about the beer. If I ever get in the area again, I would be more than happy to stop here again.

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Photo of bradleyp
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I went to Alameda twice in a four day period. First time was after I dropped my girlfriend off at PDX, and the second time was when I picked her up from PDX. She was looking for a place to eat, and since I was just there, I figured she would want to check it out as well.

It's right outside a neighborhood, and is easily missed if you don't see the sign out front. When I first walked in, I got a face full of hop aroma. The brew tanks are right near the entrance, so it's hard to miss that smell. I went the first time around 11:15 AM right after they opened. There was only one other couple there, so I was lucky enough to get my beer quick (Siberian Imperial Stout - Seasonal) and my food came rather quick as well (Reuben). Second time I was there, I had some really nasty nachos from their happy hour menu. The Humus plate my GF had was pretty good however.

There are a couple of TV's showing nothing but ESPN, and there is a bathroom with one toilet, and the door doesn't lock. So be careful not to walk in on anyone while they are on the toilet.

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Photo of jdense
3.8/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited 8.12.2010.

Located in PDX Fremont District, close to Beaumont Market, Alameda operates on a relatively small 5-barrel system with plans to expand in the near future. All their house brews are of high quality with their award winning Stout their signature brew. However, the addition of several pub-only offerings (including a tasty CDA) and their latest addition to their bottled products, Yellow Wolf DIPA, only increase the allure of the brewery. While I didn't have any food, they have a significant menu with generous portions from what I saw on my visit. The help, including both the barstaff and the brewers, was friendly and willing to help. While I don't hang out in this part of town too often, I will be sure to stop by to check on their pub-only offerings in the future. A worthwhile stop after filling your cooler at Beaumont Market.

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Photo of Docer
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Just back...

Nice family joint.. really a big box fixed up like a nice little neighborhood brewery... small barrels.. felt right at home.

Quality seemed high... menus a bit worn, coasters old... but quality is still up there...

Great service, waitress was prompt.. didn't take her time at all, and the food was rather quick.

Great selection for what most pubs offer.. I had the copper top club at the time... but only seasoned fries came with it and that's it.. no other options..

Food was top-notch and would eat there again for sure...

Average to high prices.. as joints in trendy family locations usually are... but good value, and some very tasty brews that stand out as some of the best micros around Portland...

They fill growlers too!

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Alameda Brewhouse in Portland, OR
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