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Beer Available At Port Street Beer House (arranged by most recent)
Wild Beer Millionaire 74, Redwillow Heartless 84, Mad Hatter / PSBH R&R , Magic Rock Bearded Lady Pedro Ximénez BA 99, To Øl Sort Mælk 100, Amager / Prairie Tulsa Twister 96, Fyne Ales Avalanche 88, Redwillow Timeless III , Clown Shoes Space Cake 99, Oedipus Luchtfietser 65, Rooie Dop 24/7 Session Ale 91, Redwillow Witless V , Founders Breakfast Stout 100, To Øl Primals Cream 76, Kirkstall Drop Hammer (Sherry Barrel) , Buxton Battle Horse 98, Magic Rock Dark Arts Barrel Aged With Raspberries (Ole Smoky) 94, Mad Hatter Boozy Scotch Ale , Tiny Rebel The Vader Shuffle 88, Arbor Half-day IPA 69
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jackl (489) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 10, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I had been warned to visit this place during off-peak hours. Luckily, I listened. Even with an upstairs seating area, this pub’s pretty tiny. The ambiance is a little pokey, with plenty of beer-related bric-a-brac. The selection’s indeed quite strong. The keg options offered imports from the likes of Toccalmatto and Schlenkerla. Cask options included stuff from Dark Star and Moor. The bottle list was small, but strong. All 4 Armand seasons were available alongside stuff from Alesmith, Kernel etc. Frankly, the selection looks a lot like Cask Pub & Kitchen’s, and I’d bet they use the same distributor. Unfortunately, the condition of the one cask beer I tried was poor (a total diacetyl bomb). The service was friendly, but they should have noticed the condition of the beer before serving it to me. The value’s quite decent. Overall, while this place is very good, I feel there’s a few ways the pub could be improved a bit. You get no indication that you’re drinking in a Manchester pub when you walk into Port Street. For instance, there’s no local beers available. In its present form, Port Street feels like a craft bar in Manchester, not a craft bar of Manchester. Still, this is a really nice place. If I lived in Manchester, I’m sure I’d visit often.
hopbomber (32) Manchester, England | December 4, 2012| Updated January 20, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 10/20
Good selection of UK, USA, Belgian, Danish. The focus is on ’craft’ modern beers. The prices for keg and bottle are eye watering and borderline offensive only worth a trip if they have something really special on tap.
AshtonMcCobb (141) Edinburgh, Scotland | November 11, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great bar for the beer enthusiast, there is a huge selection of cool bottled beers and more interestingly and unusually, a lot of international beers on tap too.The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing.Didn’t try any of the food but the service was fine and overall the experience was a good one.
kaufmanised (11) Tamworth, England | October 15, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
good selection of beers, and staff have a great knowledge
Scopey (457) Croydon, England | October 7, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Port Street Beer House truly is one of the best craft beer bars in the UK. It’s spread over a couple of floors and unsurprisingly tends to be rather busy. The place is a mecca to those of a craft beer persuasion. They have a wide selection of both keg and cask beer covering UK microbrews (Summer Wine, Marble, Thornbridge etc) and other great world-wide breweries (Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Stone....). The bottle selection is also extensive and the range reminds me a lot of Cask Pub & Kitchen in London (I imagine they have similar suppliers). Particular highlights include an extensive Drie Fonteinen range and large BrewDog back-catalogue. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable in those things beer-related. A must visit!
Rune (454) Tromsø, Norway | August 6, 2012| Updated August 7, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Even though the pub was very busy and crowded at my visit early on a Saturday evening, I could very well see that this is a kind of heaven for beer drinkers. Apart for a huge list of interesting bottled beers there were about 10 hand-pumped cask ales from local microbreweries in addition to quite a few on taps. I had four cask ales, all of them in excellent condition. They had an American craft beer festival going on at the time of my visit in early July. I would love to come back and spend some more time in this modern characterized place, however it should be better to come here earlier in the daytime for real beer enjoyments (visited, 07.07.2012).
Thoor84 (23) , Iceland | May 8, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty much perfect for beer geeks. Love this place.. was there 3 night in a row, and just didnt want to go since there was always another ’must have’ beer. The selection is just amazing and the staff super friendly.
dont go to manchester without a stop at port street beer house!!
Tim Webb (223) Cambridge, England | May 2, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 20/20
Well it’s the future, isn’t it. Seriously ballsy beer list at ballsier prices justified solely because they can - wait till craft beers become mainstream in UK bars, hotels and restaurants. The most intelligent beer selection I have come across in the UK to date.
johanvan (13) calgary, Alberta | April 26, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in with some clients from overseas on the recommendations of a local and was blown away. One of the best beer selection I have ever seen; almost daunting. They had about 10 beers listed from Goose Island (Chicago Il) although most were out of stock. Food was fab and the space was very modern and hip. Can’t wait to find an excuse to go back!
Boudicca (802) London, England | April 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A popular modern bar with a great choice of world class beers on tap and in bottle.
The Port Street Beer House was extremely busy on the Friday and Saturday evenings when we visited, with standing room only, even in the upstairs room. We went back at opening time on the Sunday and got a table downstairs by one of the two large windows. It was soon very busy again, but the service was efficient.
It’s a modern, minimalistic bar, with the walls painted in a matt sage green and some pump clips and beer mats on the beams.
There are 15 keg taps, with beer served in pints, halves and thirds. The resident guest casks are from Dark Star, Thornbridge and Magic Rock. When we were there it was Welsh week (iechyd da!) and there was a meet the brewer event with Marble planned for the following week. I’ve noticed that outside London meet the brewer evenings tend to be ticketed. At Port Street the tickets were £8, including five samples and snacks. Not surprisingly, it was sold out.
The impressive bottle list had over 50 from the USA, 25 from Belgium, 12 from Germany, ten from Norway (all Nogne O), five from Denmark (all Mikkeller) and ten others including a couple each from Italy, de Molen and Budvar. Amongst the twenty or so bottles from the UK, BrewDog dominated but there were also high quality and interesting more local brews such as Marble, Hardknott, Red Willow and Summer Wine. They also had six ciders. Take away bottles were on offer at six for the price of five or six at full price with a free jute bag thrown in.
(Last visited 22 January 20012).
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