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Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Taps: 22 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
939 SE Belmont St
phone: (503) 265-8603
Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
"Subject to change with little or no notice."
(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 09-24-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 44 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was an awesome place! Walked in a few minutes before closing. They guys stuck around and enjoyed our company and remained open for another 30 mins. They had everything from the Vine '10 to Vlad on tap. Biscuit, the bartender, was really chill and introduced us to Beck, one of the brewers. If you came from out of town, they would give you a tour of their barrel room, where some sleeping Bourbonics age. It was really cool! It was a really cool vibe in there. Lots of friendly, beer-loving locals (there's something about Portland and really friendly people). I really recommend you check out the spot! It just might be your lucky day to have a vintage bottle!
08-15-2011 23:11:41 |
More by PlinyTheKid
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
WOW!! If you are into sours, you are going to love this place!! My favorite brew house in portland! This was my second year coming to portland and my friends and I were coming here for the oregon brew fest which was awesome in its own right, but we had to break away and come here again, never disappointing, always a good time and the beer selection is amazing, even if your not a sour beer person which after trying the (sang royal) I don't know how you couldn't be! Go here you will not be disappointed!!
08-11-2011 05:35:40 |
More by Tat2tlav
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was the first brewery I visited on my US Beer/Food trip this summer with TroDerSark. We started off sampling all their beers and I loved all of them except for a few. We also bought bottles of Vlad the Imp Aler there, which is a fantastic brew. However, the highlight of my entire trip and visit to this brewery was when brewers Ron and Preston took us in back for a private tour. I cant tell you how funny and awesome these guys are. They not only taught us valuable things about brewing, they also personally blended some fantastic beers for us. In addition, they also invited us to a private tasting later on that night. Going to Cascade was the best way to start off our trip and I have them to thank for that. HIGHLY RECOMMEND VISITING THIS BREWERY AND THEIR BEERS.
08-08-2011 22:09:34 |
More by JivanN
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I didn't come here for the food. The food was reasonable and made for a nice lunch. No one in my party of 6 really was blown away by the food but it satisfied our hunger.
The BEER on the other hand was remarkable. I had a group that had never had a sour beer in their lives. They started with the razberry wheat which everyone enjoyed, then moved on to tastes of the sours. And they enjoyed what they tasted.
I tasted 4 of the beers from the "normal" lineup; the saison stood above the rest with the IPA coming a close second.
The real stand outs here (as to be expected) are the sours. They were fantastic with the food. They ranged from extreme to mild and all were very good. I'd recommend this place to anyone, and I can't wait for them to increase the bottle production so I can get some sours in California, away from the tasting room.
Everyone loved the experience and the folks that were from the area will definitely be going back there for sours...
07-18-2011 05:02:05 |
More by hoserking
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
After going to the barrel house several times, I finally decided I needed to review one of my favorite places to go for beers in Portland.
A: The atmosphere here is great. Great people conversing over great beer. From first time sour explorers to seasoned vets, the place is always filled with friendly faces eager to see what Cascade is going to bring us next. Overal design of the place is cool with bench seating on the floor with booths, and bar seats. Cool "half" barrels stick out of the back of the bar were the taps come through. The barrel room is very modern looking but a great place on a wet oregon evening.
Q: They are in my top 3 as far as breweries go for the excellent quality of their beers. Bourbonic Plague and Vlad the Imp Aler are to die for as well as their season regulars. I can honestly say I have never really had a bad beer from Cascade.
S: Service great as well, staff is very knowledgeable about their complex beer -even the cooking staff.
S: They generally have a great selection of sours and non sours so that everyone can have a beer or two. They have new stuff on every week with their signature "Tap it Tuesdays."
F: I haven't had much of their food to behonest but I have had a couple sandwiches for their a couple of times and they have always been great and very reasonably priced.
Again, this is one of my favorite places to go to. A "must see" if coming to Portland.
07-07-2011 11:53:18 |
More by CaptainTripps
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This was another must stop beer destination on my trip to Portland.
Atmosphere: I really loved this place. Inside it was pretty small and simple, but the vibe was cool. I loved that their taps were mounted on barrels, and even more awesome was that they actually served several of their beers straight out of barrels. Also, the barrels as the "fenceposts" outside is a nice touch. It's easy to see that barrel aging is a focus here.
Quality: Suberb. The beer tasted awesome, and the small amount of food that we ate was very high quality.
Service: Good. No complaints and above average, certainly.
Selection: Amazing selection, especially if you like sours. It's probably the best tap line-up I've seen. They also have quite a few things other than sours for those who aren't as into them. My girlfriend was a big fan of their raspberry wheat. And as if their normal line-up wasn't good enough, they have two taps that they devote entirely to one-off beers full time and serve straight out of the barrel. Stupid good.
Food: My girlfriend and I had already eaten a small dinner, but got the vegetable plate with hummus. It was pretty solid.
I dropped a pretty penny here, but when drinking barrel aged sours it should be expected. For what I got, the price was appropriate. Overall, I loved the place. Definitely recommended.
07-05-2011 18:01:59 |
More by zhanson88
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Great selection of sours brewed by the Raccoon Lodge/Cascade folks on tap at this place. At least 8-10 delicious fruit sours were on tap during my visit.
They seem to be hesitant to do tasters, but I have no problem with this. If you go there with anyone else, you can easily try at least half the beers or more and get some nice pours and really get to enjoy the beers.
The Cascade line is mostly about fruit sours and the tasting room does not disappoint in this regard. We got to try some experimental blueberry and mixed berry sours and they were all quite a treat. Apparently they also tap barrels directly once a week, though I did not see this on my visit. The selection really is outstanding and I wish I was able to visit this place more often than the occasional trip to Portland.
The layout is bench style picnic tables which are great for groups, or couples or whoever really. Can't really complain about the way they set this place up.
If you are in Portland, definitely go out of your way to check out the Cascade barrel house in Portland.
06-17-2011 06:57:04 |
More by colonelforbin
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
After a visiting quite a few of the Portland brew houses this is my favorite. The staff are very friendly and the beer selection is a sour lovers' dream. Even their non sours such as their Scotch ale are some of, if not the best examples of the style that I have tasted. The 80 Shilling Scottish is like a visit to Scotland with hints of Scotch, smoke, and peat. And absolutely perfectly crafted beer and that's coming from a guy who generally does not enjoy malt forward beers.
As for the staff they are very personal able and friendly. Willing to chat about the beer and knowledgeable as well. Kirsten (server) and Biscuit (bartender) were awesome. Both really went out of their way to talk about the beer and to share some info. Great folks.
If you're in the area and enjoy beer you would be missing out to not stop by and have a taster or pint.
06-12-2011 01:36:29 |
More by UA8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
A: Stopped in here as they opened up on a Sunday. Already had plenty of customers. Pretty warming place, spacious and inviting.
Q: All Cascade Sours and Saisons are top notch. Not really a fan of everything else they do. Its good but not great. Between having exceptional Sours and average others I call it a good across the board.
S: The dude with the moustache working the beer was fun and on the job.
S: Plenty of sours, some you could get bottle, most I had at some point either draft elsewhere or bottle. However, the Saisons were good, one of them was a new treat for me. I had the Karma Citra. I wanted more but we were having car troubles and had to leave earlier than anticipated. Picked up a Vlad on the way out and a tee.
F: Did not try food, not sure of they had any.
05-16-2011 23:57:23 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped here yesterday (Sunday May 15th) on my way back up from a climbing trip to Smith Rock this past weekend. So glad I did. This is probably my new favorite beer destination in Portland...hell maybe the whole NW!
I had the pleasure of being served by Tyler, who was super friendly and knowledgeable of the beers, the brewery itself and its history and was just an awesome server all around. It's people like this that make Portland, and Portland beer so fucking great! I live in Seattle, but Portland is still so much better. Anyway, cheers to you Tyler, thanks for the great conversation, awesome beers and kickass service!
Now on to the beers. Other than Hair of the Dog, and a select other few, I can't think of any other breweries in the NW that I've been to where I've absolutely LOVED every single beer on the menu. Yeah, I tried pretty much everything (that I haven't already had - which was a lot) and everything was EXCEPTIONAL. These are expertly crafted sours, blends, barrel aged beers. Un-frickin-believable. This stuff is world class folks.
My favorite was Sang Noir - 8.5% and I couldn't stop ordering it! Amazing!
I also picked up 3 750ml bottles of Vlad the Impaler which I can't wait to try/age.
If you're in Portland, you NEED to stop here. NEED TO. Even if you're not in Portland, GO TO Portland and GO HERE!
05-16-2011 23:24:07 |
More by julian
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