Cascade Brewing Barrel House | Portland, Oregon
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Cascade Brewing Barrel House
World Class based on 112 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

939 SE Belmont
Portland, Oregon United States 97214 [ print map ]
503 265 8603 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun.-Mon. Noon-10 PM. Tues.- Thu. Noon -11 PM. Fri.-Sat. Noon- 12AM.

Mayor: Ferris (7) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 4

Cascade Brewing Barrel House

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Beer Available At Cascade Brewing Barrel House (arranged by most recent)
Cascade Honey Ginger Lime 98, Cascade Blackcap Raspberry 98, Cascade Caramel Crumb , Cascade Apricot IPA , Cascade Cranberry 97, Cascade Drie Zwarte Pieten Sang Noir 99, Cascade Kriek Ale 98, Cascade Mulled Apple Sour , Cascade Double Dunkín Punkín Ale , Cascade Saison De La Maison 82, Cascade Frite Galois 98, Cascade Gingersnap , Cascade / The Rare Barrel Forces Unknown , Cascade Frite Gaulois 93, Cascade Porter , Cascade Humidor , Cascade Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout 93, Cascade Portland Ale 47, Cascade Pumpkin Smash 98, Cascade Cherry Vlad 97
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112 reviews for Cascade Brewing Barrel House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  83%
 Selection  86%
 Food  75%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 9, 2015
This may be the best place in the world. How about 20+ world class sours on tap, including vintages, another half dozen other beers on tap. All with sampler size pricing (about 2 bucks per). Chill vibe, great service, artisan food but I didnít eat. Wow. Just wow. My mind is blown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (603) , England | November 9, 2015
Visited on a Sunday evening in November 2015. Large tap room with plenty of seats. Samplers available for each of the beers. Tried quite a few of them, all were very good. Lots of sour goodness! Serving staff were on the ball and kept the beer flowing. Maybe a little expensive but the beer quality is great. A must if in Portland
theisti  (667) Kansas | November 8, 2015| Updated November 9, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday mid-afternoon. Easy to find along a busy stretch of SE Belmont Avenue. With the name, I suppose I was expecting more of a dark, cellar type space - this is anything but. Pretty, new open airy space with plenty of bar and bar table seating, as well some booths along the well. Great sidewalk patio available as well. 21 different Cascade beers on draft, 2 service live from the barrel and a bunch of standard and vintage (2008 Kriek on the list) bottles available to go. Friendly service, knowledgeable service. I have loved Cascade for many years, and certainly enjoyed my visit.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore  (75) California | September 16, 2015
Nice outdoor area. Bar wasnít crowded when I went. Lots of sour beer on tap. Really great service and suggestions. All the beer I had was delicious. Tasters available. Nice bottle selection to go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
argo0  (243) Washington DC | September 14, 2015
Hip and crowded scene, good service, and yeah, great beers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41  (42) Kenmore, Washington | September 6, 2015
Since this is my favorite brewery to visit in Portland, I should probably document it. Iíve been here about 4 times now, and now has become a must stop for all my Portland trips. For a sour beer lover like myself, this is the place to go. Sample size pours, as well as full from a wide variety of taps, as well as their non sour offerings. Iíd call their non sour beers good, but the sours are what keep me coming back, especially since there is always something new. The live barrel taps are always cool, and I got a chance to be there for one, even though I donít live there and they do it in the middle of the work week. Food is always good, though the menu is a little limited. Nice outdoor seating area, that I havenít sat in yet, because for me there is a lot to look at inside. Always heavy traffic of people coming in to buy the wide variety of to go bottles they have. Good location, as there are many places to hit close by on a crawl. As I said before, a must stop place for sour lovers and beer lovers alike.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
mmark  (43) gedera, Israel | July 5, 2015| Updated August 20, 2015
Must visit place for sour lovers
gnoff  (555) MŲlndal, Sweden | July 5, 2015
Visited in the early afternoon on Monday June 29, 2015. No AC and a hot day, fans werenít helping much, was a sweaty visit. Fairly big crowd inside, not many outside at this time. Found a table in the back for the 4 of us. Possible to purchase 2 small samples at the time from the rather big selection available. For the first run we pretty much got 2 samples each, then I had a few more once my mates had found what they wanted to drink. Service was good. Part from it being so hot in there, was a realy interestign place, especially with the sour selection and the regular selection to work together. Would absolutely go back if in town again. Walked over from the Green Dragon which is literally across the street, there was a bus stop right there as well, if I remember correct the number 15 bus stopping at SE Belmont St and SE 9th Ave. Parking in the street seems to be available. Not many crosswalks around, so take caution if walking to these places. After here walked a few blocks to Base Camp. Wifi available.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 2, 2015
Pretty cool place with a makeshift patio out front, plenty of bar seating, and some high top (barrel) tables inside. Nice brick building...all very well done.

Inside they had a handful of "regular" beers, that is: not sour. These were mostly mediocre. Lots of sour stuff on tap including a few specials like Honeycot and Aviation Tartini, but a lot of their normal lineup of sour beers. But itís nice to be able to try them in this way instead of buying a $30+ 750ml bottle.

Service was quite good and quick. But the prices here are relatively high compared to other places in town. Yeah, the tasters are cheap, but theyíre quite small. And the bottles are (as previously mentioned) expensive.

Overall, itís not a place I was blown away by. When I first started trying sour beers maybe 6 years ago, there werenít a whole lot of American breweries making them and their Kriek and Apricot were early favorites. Since then, theyíve obviously expanded their lineup, but I feel the taste of those beers doesnít match up and the prices are too high. Perhaps itís just a case of this brewery just running its course for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | June 27, 2015
Nice place with a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, including a decent sized bar. 12 sour taps and 6 "other," plus a coupe of barrel specials and bottles for in-house consumption. Other bottle available to go. It took a bit for me to get the attention of a server, but after that all was good. Everything for sale in tasters, which can be purchased individually. Vintage bottle list was a bonus. Lack of air conditioning was a drawback, at least today.

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