Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 134
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 25
Reviews by madtappers:
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
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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4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
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
3.46/5 rDev -9.2%
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
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Its a cool atmosphere, with the brewery being barely separated from the bar proper. The open, well lit interior feels a little bit like a warehouse, because it is. exposed rafters, unfinished floors and mostly communal seating don't offer much in the way of intimacy, but it fits with the fact that you are in a brewery first, bar second.
The limited food offerings are a little pricey for what they are however, and are not great quality wise either. I had a spicy sausage for around $6, it was ok tasting but felt expensive when you can go to nicer places in town during happy hour and get a better sausage for less.
As far as the beer goes, it was all pretty good, though nothing stood out as being exceptional to me (I did a sampler).
04-05-2010 00:23:27 | More by Adoxander
3.1/5 rDev -18.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
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
3.34/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
The day I visited this place it was freezing outside yet the majority of the seating was dedicated to the outdoors.
The inside didn't have much effort put forth in the environment. I was a bit disappointed as I have high hopes for all local spots because I want them to succeed.
The beers I had were remarkably average for the style.
I really like supporting local breweries but this place does not really hold a flame to the quality of beer coming out in the area. I really think the brewers need to step it up a bit if they want to get more notoriety. Maybe they are happy with what they produce and love it...and that's cool too.
03-14-2010 03:04:56 | More by djbreezy
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
4.1/5 rDev +7.6%
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
4.21/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
After a hearty lunch (and a few brews) at Widmers Gasthaus, I took a pleasant 20 minute walk and found my way to the evolving "Historical Mississippi District," home to a burdgeoning array of establishments, one of which is Amnesia Brewing.
And it is as unpretentious as they come: a converted warehouse with a covered beer garden where patrons quaff craft ales while watching the "Historical Mississippi District" pass by.
Inside, you find a large area with a few picnic tables and a small bar off to the left.
In the back is the brewery, a 7 barrel direct-infusion system (I hope this is correct.) The beer list* is pretty expressive - I enjoyed the Dusty Trail Pale Ale (5.2 abv) and a delicious Desolation IPA (6.2 abv). For $7.00 you can get your beer to go (in a quart mason jar).
* Their Copacetic IPA was featured (and drank) at the OBF
Include efficient service along with some great music in a relaxing atmosphere and you have what Portland is known for: a friendly local pub.
If you are taking Trimet, the No. 4 bus from downtown goes right by. It's also a short (10 minute) walk to the Lompoc 5th Quadrant (See Review). A wonderful afternoon at Amnesia - one that I'll never forget.
08-07-2008 01:17:29 | More by jjboesen
3.34/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
First impression is this place seems pretty cool, but- going inside the first thing I notice is the odd layout. The "order here" sign beckons you to squeeze past the people sitting at the picnic table about 2 feet in front of the bar and then again to squeeze past the line of people queued alongside aforementioned picnic table, this time with your sloshing beers. The actual bar service was quick and very adequate. Selection of house beers was good. A couple of IPAs (the Desolation was pretty drinkable) and a drinkable Pale Ale (Dusty Trail). The porter needed work, very acrid. Overall, a nice place despite the somewhat hipster scene. The outdoor area was more laid back than the inside trendy coffee-shop feel. Plus- pretty flowers on table; Minus- T-shirts not available in XL.
03-31-2008 18:34:59 | More by BeerZack
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Amnesia Brewing in Washougal, WA
87 out of 100 based on 25 user ratings.