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: Theydon_Bois (8) | 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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (666) Oceanside, California | October 23, 2013
Walking distance from Hair of the Dog and across the street from Green Dragon. Lots of house beers on tap, about half and half non-sour and sour. Pretty much all of their main sours were on tap or available in bottles. Their pale ales and stouts, though not bottled, were actually very good. Service was quick and friendly. You do get your samplers two at a time in teeny tiny stemmed shot glasses. You really have to Danish tick these beers. Some really crazy beers on tap like a sour pumpkin, blonde coffee stout, ginger lime sour. Quality is high, but get ready for some very avant garde stuff. Bottles to go were pricey, $30 for many of the best sours so be prepared.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
When we last visited Portland, we went to Racoon lodge and had an awesome experience, being guided around by owner and brewer who explained us their grand project ideas. It is nice to see those ideas concretized now in this marvellous spot. I canít say Iím immensely fond of the place itself. The closeness to Green Dragon is impressive and meaningful, but otherwise, the area is not particularly attractive and that makes the picnic tables "beer garden" a bit dull as it faces a lifeless portion of Belmont. There were not a whole lot of customers when we were there and it may be happenstance and related to the fact we were there in the afternoon, but there was not the happy, relaxed, atmosphere we tend to encounter in beery Portland places. The interior also still feels a bit too immaculate and not very characterful despite the original and meaningful barrels that decorate the rear of the bar. Despite all those minor remarks, we had an extraordinary time here. Indeed, we came very early in our Portland sojourn and came very close to come back every other day after the one of our visit. Simply, the menu is extraordinary. We love the sour beers they produce and there were probably 10 the day of our visit, exclusing the 4! different saison, the regular stuff and other experiments like two vintages of their barrel-aged imperial stout. We felt like having a glass of almost everything that was on draught yet it was simply impossible and it ended up being one of the very rare places where I just need to do samplers. And thankfully, they have those nice, miniature wine glasses to do samples that work much better than mini-straight sided glasses like most places use. Staff has an obvious respect for the products they serve and were both friendly, helpful and seemingly knowledgeable. Food is relatively limited, constisting mostly of snacks. This is one of those places where beer alone could keep me in for a whole evening, no matter the atmosphere and thatís in a town where many places offer a great atmosphere. They seem to always have a few bottles for sale, including special releases, but they are priced rather steeply, between $17 and $25 a 750 ml when we were there. We still ended up leaving with a $200 bill.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | May 17, 2015
20 taps of which 13 sour ones. Very nice beers and very good service. Food wasnít exceptionally good though. It happened to be Tuesday when we visited and at 6 pm they cracked open a new cask. This time it was Gose de Mayo. Every Tuesday they have Tap It Tuesday ceremony.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , 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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty  (583) Kyoto, Japan | July 25, 2012
My new favorite place in Portland. More sours than you can imagine, each one wonderful, plus a long line of saisons and IPAs, not as good as the sours, but good. Great cheese plate. Nice place to chill. I love their beers, and would go here every day for one after work if I could. Seems they change all the time, so you might never have to drink the same one!
  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.
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.
bhensonb  (538) Woodland, California | July 25, 2012
This place is so cool - even when itís hot outside - which isnít all that often. Sit in or sit out. Gaze agog at the barrels with taps. Be amazed at all the high quality ales available. Speak with staff who actually understand the product. Quaff responsibly if you donít have a designated driver. Itís very much a local - but one which seems to have a high visitation rate from afar. At least when OBF is in the offing!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 14, 2011
Great little brewpub, with very friendly service and the opportunity to sample many of Cascadeís inventive sours. Donít bother with their "normal" beers - theyíre very middle-of-the-road. Definitely worth the visit.

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