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Beer Available At APEX (arranged by most recent)
Barley Browns Hassle Brown , Bear Republic Cognac Barrel Old Baba Yaga 93, Barley Browns / Boneyard Allocation IIPA 96, North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel 100, Against the Grain Atilla The Hen , Gigantic One Step Beyond , Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee 98, Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Rye Whiskey Barrel) 91, Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Bourbon Barrel) 92, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Barley Browns Super Slapper , Schneider Aventinus 100, pFriem Double IPA , Amager/Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Vśsel Brunch 100, Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-) 99, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Alpine Beer Company Bad Boy IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Toronado 25th (Double Nelson) 100, Moylans / Hargreaves Hill / NÝgne ō Our Dark Secret 95, Barley Browns Shredders Wheat
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Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | September 16, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best feature was the patio with tons of tables, great on the sunny day we visited. Really nice tap list, tons of bottles, lots of interesting stuff.
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | September 7, 2010| Updated June 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
now one of the best beer bars in portland, and a staple every time i visit. opened by a former long-time employee of Toronado SF, the space is large but most of it is occupied by a beer garden populated with picnic tables. the inside is cycling themed, the draft list is impossible to miss as itís on a widescreen LCD above the bar. theyíll mix local/regional micros with german and belgian imports (first place Iíve seen Dupont Avril on tap). small but quality bottle selection. wicked pinball games too.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A top notch beer bar in trendy SE Portland, right across the street from Beermongers and within short walking distance from Green Dragon, Cascade, Hair of the Dog, Lucky Labrador, Lardo... Phew! I could unfortunately not stay very long as they do not accept anybody under 21 not even on the large terrace packed with picnic tables. Nevertheless, it seems to be the beer bar with the best selection in town. The 50 taps or so contain a lot of top offerings. One of the rare places in Portland that seems to have a constant supply of Russian River and one of these places where one beer out of two youíd like to drink anytime. Not an extraordinary atmosphere in there to be honest, but the beer is worth staying for a while. The crowd is relatively young and hipster, but thatís true of so many of Portlandís beer spots. I did not interact much with the staff, but they seemed professional and courteous. Did not eat. Iíd definitely be back and possibly more than once if I come back to Portland for more than a few days.
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Canít knock the selection here. Actually, you canít really dislike APEX period. Exciting tap choice to satisfy the thirsts of even the staunchest beer geek. Shame it was rained out and couldnít enjoy drinking on the patio. Next time...
Theydon_Bois (534) The íSham, England | November 14, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Tues 6th November í12 around 2pm.
We were the only folks in there till two others arrived around the time we left an hour later so ambiance defaults to a 3.
Great selection on tap including FSW - Parabola, Boneyard Suge Knite í11 and plenty of other big beers.
Bar tender was attentive and helpful and gave us a few samples to try.
Beers are displayed on an electronic screen by the bar.
Definite place to come again just hope to see a few more bodies in the place and crank the atmosphere up a little !
GT2 (517) Carlsbad, California | October 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The equivalent of sorts to Baileys Taproom, but on the Eastside. Great location near the food truck tent city, Lardo, and Double Dragon Banh Mi (do not miss this restaurant across the street!). Toronado-eque interior that is divey with a mega bottle collection and stickers everywhere. Positions itself as the original craft beer bar in Portland, but Iím told it isnít that old. Bottle list is extensive with a lot of hard to find stuff, marked up a pretty decent amount. To give an example, we found Firestone Walker on the bottle list here for $45. It was $30 at Brouwers Cafe in Seattle. They did have De la Seen Band of Brothers on tap, but it wasnít fresh. Boneyard Notorious was also on tap, but the pour of this beer was like 6oz and full price. A bit miffed about that. Cash only is a big annoyance, but there is an ATM inside with a fee. Server was pretty nice. Overall, I was a bigger fan of Baileys. Still, this is the only place I saw anywhere in Portland that had an Upright Sole Composition bottle for sale (M&M, OP sour stout).
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | December 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A great little bar with loads of great beers on taps (close to 50), 250 bottles. Built in an old garage, with a big terrase filled wiht picnic tables, communal seating. However, no samplers are offered, nor tasters. No food on premise, but a great little Mexican restaurants is right next door. Great place.
KyotoLefty (430) Kyoto, Japan | July 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Just went for one, as I had no time. Dingy, loud, crazy place but completely unpretentious. Tons of great beer on tap, over 250 bottles that I didnít even both to look at. I love it.
daknole (356) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 8, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
So itís cash only...but holy hell what a list. Awesome service. Fun place to chill and drink.
notalush (316) Denver, Colorado | December 17, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Came here after a visit to Beer Mongers - the vibe is quite the opposite of that spot - very large interior and huge patio out front - a few pinball machines up front - very cold, "urban" decor, very much geared towards yuppies and hipsters - not comfortable inside at all - friendly but semi-pretentious staff when I was in - some twenty something dude with pomaded hair tending bar kept futzing with his iPhone - impressive draft list - much like Baileyís, it is displayed on a large TV screen behind the bar - fair prices - a mixed bag, really - the selection is great, but the ambiance kills it for me.
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