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Beer Available At Cascade Brewing Barrel House (arranged by most recent)
Cascade Kriek Ale 99, Cascade Strawberry 99, Cascade Golden Berry , Cascade HabeŮero Honey Tamarind , Cascade Wolfberry , Cascade Lemon-A-Peel , Cascade Concord Grape , Cascade Apple Tart , Cascade Honeyed Combs , Cascade Bottleworks XIV 94, Cascade Bourbonic Plague 99, Cascade Gose 94, Cascade Figaro 99, Cascade Maraschino Cherry , Cascade Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout 89, Cascade Diesel Imperial Stout 98, Cascade Apricot Ale 99, Cascade Summer Gose 92, Cascade Black Cap Raspberry 70, Cascade Drie Zwarte Pieten Sang Noir 100
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after4ever (220) Brier, Washington | October 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
You can park down the street, and walk in through a patio full of picnic tables. Up the stairs and in you go--booths, big round tables, longish bar. Thereís a full kitchen with some ambition, and thereís a great lineup of tapped and bottled beer, here or to go.
The beers easily merit five stars, especially taken as a whole. Some have more flavor and balance than others, and a few of the more traditional styles are a bit more ordinary than the sours. But, given that they make a couple hundred different beers, some of which are labor-intensive in the extreme, and produce spectacular results over and over, Cascade deserves its place on the list of the worldís best breweries.
Sour beers and barrel-aged beers have a lot of unexpected flavors which can seem sharp and even unpleasant the first time you try them. Some people gravitate immediately to these styles, others take time, some never cross over. Thatís fine--thereís something for everyone here. The bottles tend to be the special stuff, almost always corked and baled 750ml. The tap list includes sours, aged beers, blends, experimental stuff, AND some more-familiar styles, but the bottles are usually from the sour/aged/blended side of the house.
Some of the prices here are a little higher, but only for beers that truly merit it. The ingredients list (hundreds of pounds of fresh fruit in many batches) can be demanding here, as can time and labor. So you pay a little more sometime.s The pub prices are pretty normal, for both food and the tamer beers.
The setting is clean and bright and modern and welcoming, and they even have the game on a couple of flat screens. The staff here is never unpleasant, though they can be flaky in the extreme. We made a game of calling out to our food when it sat in the kitchen pass-through, plainly visible, while the server wandered around the dining room, ignoring it. She was nice, but, uh, forgetful...or something.
The quality of the food was good, the setting was just fine, prices were fair, and the beers we drove down to get were spectacular, as expected. If they can iron out the mental lapses with the servers, this place will be five stars all the way.
nate2g (541) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 18, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Cascade is a blast if you enjoy sour beers. I was impressed with the quality of everything I tried and the beers were fun to drink. Small pours can be had so itís easy to get through the menu. I came back for the seasonal Gose, man itís good. The interior is quite basic but as a beer tourist I guess itís the kinda place you just wanna park yourself and get though the extensive tap selection. Thereís bottles to go with seasonal releases at like 20 bucks or more a pop. The staff working here are cool. They serve food but gave it a miss.
AdamJackson (177) Lyme, New Hampshire | October 14, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite wild ale brewery in America! Tried a pumpkin sour right from the cask. The draft list was incredible and bottles were allowed for take away. A very well crafted culinary food list was on and I had the lime hummus and a plate of cheese. They had pulled pork as well. Friendly staff. All tasters from IPAs to stouts to sours are $2 each. I could come here to drink beer every afternoon. very very nice experience.
Smurf2055 (52) Seattle, Washington | October 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Had a lot of fun here. Two live barrels and a taplist full of sours. They tend to have other non-sour options, and plenty of tasters. Food and service were good. Plenty of seating. If you are a fan of sour beer, you owe it to yourself to stop here.
Alphadelic (67) Portland, Oregon | October 4, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
If you like sours this is easily the best place to drink in Portland. These guys make some of the most imaginative sours around. Tap it Tuesdays are always a blast. Itís such a shame about the food selection which could use a lot of work.
DialSquare (99) Tallahassee, Florida | September 26, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Weíre starved for sours, so this was one of my primary targets on our recent portland trip. We stopped in a couple times and sampled just everything even remotely tart. Wonderful range of sours. We had a sampler and then glasses of our favorites. Cool, open garage setup. The waitresses were very attentive and nice. Loved it.
blipp (104) Newark, New Jersey | September 18, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Love the space they have here--kind of an open garage type inside with plenty of outdoor picnic table seating. Cheap 3oz samples are available for the tickers, which is what I opted for. The prices overall, seemed a touch high for the area, but for someone from the NYC area, I definitely felt like I was getting my money worth. The draft selection features at least 10 of their sours, so if youíre in the area and havenít had their beers before, thereís PLENTY to get though to last you a few hours at least. My only knock was that the service was a little spotty, even when it wasnít that busy. But I wasnít really in any rush, so whatever.
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited July 2011.
First stop of the day. I walked here from the place I was staying and showed up a few minutes before opening. Surprisingly I wasnít the only one outside waiting for the doors to open. There were a couple of other beer nerds out there looking in the window. The set up is pretty nice inside. They have these barrels that the beer is served from, well, not really served from but itís a nice decoration. They had a surprising number of non-sour beers on tap in addition to half a dozen sours. I tried an apple pie beer and some IPAs. They also sell some bottles. The service was friendly and explained some of the weirder beers on tap. Very cool place, will stop back in for sure.
troopie (70) Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon | September 16, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
On Street Parking only. I found some íround the corner. Food selection rather limited but very tasty. Service was friendly and very fast. Worth a return visit.
tmrmwel (31) Bergen, Norway | August 29, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice taproom, with a very decent outer area, making it a very good choice on a sunny day in PDX. Surprisingly large tap list, and rotating casks, gives a choice of both easy drinking beers, sours and some barrel aged rarities. Very nice. Good service and fair prices, makes for an all-over decent value.
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