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Bridgeport Ale House closing

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by guajolote, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (250) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

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  2. t4h2c0

    t4h2c0 Initiate (66) Jun 5, 2007 Washington

    I remember the Bridgeport Alehouse being pretty good about 5-8 years ago. Good sample tray and brewery tour with free beer. After they changed from pizza and family friendly to 21+ I knew they were making a bad move, plus their beer has been steadily going down hill for a long time. Oh well, it sucks for everyone who worked there but I think a lot of beer snobs are saying good riddance....
  3. PDXHops

    PDXHops Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    What a confusingly run brand.
  4. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,627) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    My memories of the alehouse are all pretty positive. However, as the beer scene in Portland gradually evolved and expanded (and improved), I just stopped going there any more. Historically, I have very fond memories of Bridgeport beers, but I can't even remember the last time I ordered a bridgeport ale. Personally, I thought the food at the alehouse was actually pretty darn good. However, in Portland, what the alehouse had to offer just wasn't sufficient to get my business anymore.
  5. ellswrth

    ellswrth Aspirant (219) Oct 7, 2003 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Damn. And I still have a 2 for 1 coupon.
  6. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
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    At first, I saw this as Bridgetown, and I was really confused about how such a good shop could take in the pants.

    I always pass the Bridgeport when I get a chance. There's never much special to draw me in.

    Oh, and my favorite part of the article:

    Isn't Ezra responsible for the Fantasia and Four-Play labels featuring...big breasted women?
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  7. DimensionX

    DimensionX Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    Bridgeport IPA was one of my favorite beers in the year 2000
  8. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2008 Oregon

    I honestly liked the Enchanted quite a bit, but the fact that they literally forgot about it for two years and didn't brew a followup batch for release next year speaks volumes to how backwards that brewery is in the innovations dept.
  9. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,627) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    LOL!!! Me too, me too...

    (I liked how it was priced as well)
  10. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Yea but that's not, like, Corporate, dude.
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  11. TheNewSchool

    TheNewSchool Initiate (19) Oct 6, 2011 Oregon

    If you guys really think that this:

    is the same as this:
    then yes I am a total hypocrite. Regardless thanks for reading.
  12. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Picture #1 screams "board of directors" and protection from personal liability for owners. #2 has "neighborhood co-op" written all over it.
  13. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
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    So it would be better if the models were semi-suggestively eating a peach? (And I notice you didn't link to Four-Play B.2).

    I also wasn't calling you a hypocrite. The statement just struck me as ironic.
  14. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    Having not read the article, can someone give me a quick synopsis...why should I be wearing lederhosen, exactly?
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  15. sanford_and_son

    sanford_and_son Aspirant (285) Jul 23, 2012 Washington

    This thread went in some unexpected directions.
  16. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I would like to see some more examples before I form an opinion.
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  17. Texwild

    Texwild Initiate (179) May 1, 2008 Washington
    Industry Beer Trader

    Sad to hear. A flagship brewery that turned so many of us on...thanks for the memories.
  18. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,627) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Ummmm.... this is just their alehouse on SE Hawthorne. The brewery over in the Pearl District (I guess 1313 NW Marshall is still considered the Pearl District), to the best of my knowledge, is still going strong.
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