APEX

Mayor: douglas88 (3) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 30
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Beers At APEX

NameABVEntered
pFriem Brett Brux Pale Ale6.9%5/19/2016
pFriem Bretta6.5%5/18/2016
pFriem Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel11%4/26/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0015.9%3/7/2016
New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir7.5%3/7/2016
Bear Republic Fastback Racer X310.4%3/6/2016
Melvin Shaolin Brew IPA10.5%3/6/2016
Barley Browns Turmoil Ale0%11/29/2015
Alpine Beer Company Nelson IPA7%11/29/2015
Almanac Saison de Brettaville7.2%11/20/2015
Trinity Chocolate River Imperial Stout11%11/20/2015
Mikkeller Vanilla Sky7%11/20/2015
Barley Browns No Hander Lander9.4%11/20/2015
Sun King Big Iron10%11/20/2015
Perennial Campricot 6%11/20/2015
Barley Browns Pallet Jack IPA7%11/10/2015
Anchorage Darkest Hour Imperial Stout (2014)13%10/19/2015
Hopworks / Stone Sticks and Stones5.3%9/26/2015
Knee Deep Hop Shortage Triple IPA11.5%9/21/2015
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2011: 25th Anniversary Version11.5%9/21/2015
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 3.013%9/21/2015
Cantillon Zwanze (2015) Wild Brussels Stout5%9/21/2015
Saint Somewhere Eíteí Sans Fin5%8/30/2015
To ōl Jśmes Braun10.5%8/30/2015
Evil Twin Fire Water5.5%8/30/2015
To ōl Simple Life10%8/30/2015
Hanssens Oude Lambik0%8/30/2015
Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale7%7/17/2015
Cellarmaker New Beer Smell5.8%6/22/2015
To ōl Yeastus Christ Supersour7.4%6/22/2015
Boneyard Hop-A-Wheelie IPA7%6/22/2015
Crooked Stave Motif Reserva0%6/22/2015
Crooked Stave Progenitor Noir6.8%6/22/2015
Crooked Stave Serenata Notturna12%6/22/2015
Boneyard Bone-A-Fide5.5%6/22/2015
Crooked Stave Progenitor6.2%6/22/2015
Barley Browns Forklift Double IPA9%6/22/2015
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt12%6/22/2015
Boneyard Suge Knite14%6/22/2015
Boneyard Bone Lite Session Ale4%6/22/2015
FantŰme Pissenlit8%6/18/2015
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey12.4%6/18/2015
Wicked Weed Dark Age Bourbon Stout10.75%5/13/2015
Melvin Uncle Ruckus9%5/13/2015
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%5/13/2015
Bells Oarsman Ale4%5/13/2015
The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes5.6%5/13/2015
Surly Darkness9.6%5/10/2015
Trois Dames / Six Point Jalapenos Raspberry Double6.5%5/10/2015
Boneyard Hop Venom9%5/10/2015
Crux Half Hitch Imperial IPA9.5%5/10/2015
Russian River Pliny the Elder8%5/10/2015
Melvin 2x49.9%5/2/2015
Barley Browns Hand Truck5.5%5/2/2015
Solemn Oath Barrel Aged Chinfinger10%5/2/2015


98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba  (72) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 17, 2012
APEX is what I would call a neighborhood bar. While it is in a business district it is close to many houses and I imagine many of its customers are within walking distance. But even if you are not within walking distance this is worth the trek no matter how far. The entrance is an outdoor area with plenty of seating. This leads into a large indoor bar area, and what a bar it is! There are at least 50 beers on tap, each listed alphabetically on 2 large flat screen TVs. The bartender working when I visited was not only very friendly but effortlessly answered questions that other patrons had regarding their selections. If for some reason you could not find anything on tap to your liking there were several large refrigerators behind the bar with a stellar lineup of beers, many of which are now retired. If there was food I did not try it. Of the beer bars I have visited this is at or near the top of the list of my favorites.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
AdamChandler  (267) Enfield, New Hampshire | October 16, 2013
Awesome bar, tons of metal music and a great always-changing tap list. outdoors seating rocks and the bottle list for there or takeaway is mind-blowing. I canít wait to go back!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
pushkinwow  (128) Ottawa, Ontario | November 8, 2013
So I canít say enough good things about this place even if it was sorta random when we stopped in walking back from pok pok. It was the last day of there embrace the dark event and it was one of the, if not the best, tap lists Iíve ever had the pleasure drinking from. Got to try Moscow, a bunch of evil twin stouts, various west coast limited ba beers, some 2011 consecration and various iipas. I love the serving sizes because you get to try many different things and although they are generally 4-6 bucks a pop consisting the rarity of the beers it not a bad deal. The server behind the bar was great and quite friendly, there is a pretty stellar bottle selection to stay or go, and itís an awesome place to hang out although itís not for everyone as had been described by many. Also have to say they sure do support biking considering lots of space to park them and helmet racks.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property  (30) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 20, 2011
Such a great find! Amazing selection, amazing service, amazing value. Amazing. A nice intimate venue with a surprisingly large variety of beer on tap and a great selection of bottles too. Nothing bad to say.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
fluffheady  (109) Chicago, Illinois | March 30, 2013
Somehow every time I go to Portland we end up here until close. They have an insane selection. They supposedly always have a secret Pliny tap, but they were out last week. Some people think the place is a little snotty, but I donít really get it. Stop being douchebags. Every bartender Iíve interacted with has been nothing but nice. Donít listen to any of it. They have a huge outdoor space and I guess a lot of people try to sneak in. If youíre visiting Portland, you should go here.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tiong  (112) Espoo, Finland | June 16, 2014| Updated June 23, 2014
Damn this place was awesome, easily my favourite spot in Portland. 50 taps full of awesome beers from all around the world, including some rare ones. Really cheap prices, and 6oz tasters available as well. The bottle list is insane too. Sure, they are a bit more expensive than in other places, but they had some really special beers available and loads of limited releases that were sold out in other places a long time ago. And they sell them to go! So be prepared with a lot of cash when visiting this place (as cards are not accepted)...
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
50belair  (215) Florida | June 1, 2014
Bitchiní bee haul with a huge patio. Incredible tap selection. Didnít even get to investigate the bottle list as we were having way too much fun.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Marheb  (376) San Diego, California | April 17, 2015
Une grande terrasse remplie de table ŗ picnic, une sťlection qui donne des frissons en cette fin de semaine du CBC avec Wicked Week, Rare Barrel, Alpine et plusieurs autres. Les food truck se succŤdent ŗ 3 mŤtres de la terrasse et líambiance est un croisement entre le Vice & Versa et Pizza Port OB. Difficile de demander mieux ŗ Portland pour le moment.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Clembo1957  (124) Smethwick, England | April 20, 2013
Lives up to its reputation. Great selection of beers including Pliny the Elder. Very busy on a Friday night
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
after4ever  (292) Brier, Washington | October 21, 2013
A formidable bottle list, a fantastic tap list thatís always changing, plenty of seating, and great pleasant staff. Thereís also pinball. And graffiti. And death metal, and gangster rap. Not exactly for everyone, but truly great for those in the demographic. Thereís a big outdoor seating area with picnic tables lined up hofbrau style. There are two big roll-up garage doors that join this space with half a dozen highboys inside. You can sit outside even at night after the doors are closed. There are about 30 beers pouring, and a few hundred more in bottles behind the bar. Iím 90% sure you can take bottles to go, and get growlers filled, though we did neither of those things this weekend. Everything is well-chosen, with an emphasis on local stuff for the faucets, and things from everywhere (tons and tons of European beers) in bottles. Cash only. Keep this in mind. Thereís a very slow ATM by the door. The setting is kinda crazy. The furniture is new, and nice enough. The bar, taps, coolers, and washing stations are all very new and very nice. But the bathrooms feel kinda ancient, not least because they are covered with graffiti. The floor is mostly concrete, with a little plywood here and there. Something of a hodgepodge. You walk in through a little vestibule with four pinball machines, which change occasionally and are all well-chosen for being incredibly fun to play. You can blow through a lot of quarters here with your tipple. We hit this place twice in two days, and went through a bunch of bottles, a bunch of pints, dozens upon dozens of tasting glasses for shares, and a few bar towels, too. We had fun talking to the staff, and fun playing pinball. The beers were fantastic, and it was so fun to get our hands on them. Just about everything we cracked is something we canít get in WA. Definitely be back here every time weíre in Portland.

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