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Beer Available At Upright Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Upright Anniversary Saison , Upright Special Herbs 99, Upright Barrel Aged Flora Rustica 99, Upright Gose (with White Truffles) , Upright Sole Composition: Provision 95, Upright Supercool IPA , Upright Oyster Stout 97, Upright Four Play 99, Upright Sole Composition: Rose City Seven 99, Upright Jeux Díeau , Upright Doppelbock , Upright Bright Moments , Upright Drumfusion , Upright Sole Composition: Saison du Blodget 99, Upright Gose 94, Upright Flora Rustica 98, Upright Sole Composition: Single Cask Six 98, Upright Sole Composition: Seven (Two Brett Strain / Two Cask Blend) , Upright Sole Composition: Tokay dí Portland 89, Upright Fantasia 100
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after4ever (229) Brier, Washington | April 21, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
You walk up to a cool old brick building that appears to be completely occupied by businesses that have nothing to do with brewing. It actually almost is completely occupied with other businesses. Thereís a little sandwich board sign out front that says "BEER" and thatís your cue that youíre in the right spot.
Inside, you wind your way through a coffee shop and down hallways looking for the door to the stairs. Then there are more hallways and staircases that feel like an MC Escher illustration at some points, then you finally zigzag your way to the back of the basement, where the brewhouse awaits. Itís not really that big, maybe a thousand square feet, and theyíve filled most of it with barrels and equipment. But they pull out some tables after the brewday is done, and the assistant brewers end up pouring beer many evenings. Thatís super cool--you really learn about the beers with them being the bartenders.
They have about a dozen taps, and often have bottles in the cooler that they will crack. Prices are good, and the tap stuff is often sparkling fresh (though many of their beers benefit from aging, so freshness doesnít automatically equate to quality here).
Their beers range from good to world-class, and they make many different styles (with a heavy emphasis on saisons). Prices and staff are everything you could reasonably ask for. If you dig beer and you hit Portland, you really have to check this place out.
Sledutah (300) Utah | January 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not much parking, hard to find in the basement, not much space to drink. But it is a MUST stop place, well worth the trouble of trying to find it. I didnít see any signs anywhere, good thing I went with Doug. Went for the Fantasia release.
Gription79 (51) Bountiful, Utah | January 4, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place was so hard to find. It was fun to watch as people entered the brewery and realized that they had arrived. The looks of surprise and elation provided no small amount of entertainment. Itís a small place and a bit of a labyrinth to get to, but totally worth it. They had a record player spinning old country standards, and we sipped our amazing sours amidst fermenters and barrels. A great experience, and we left with a ton of good beer.
Theydon_Bois (556) The íSham, England | January 2, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited around 1pm on Saturday 25/05/13, just after opening.
Upright is located in the basement of a 3 or 4 storey building.
Downstairs is the brewery itself, lots of barrel ageing projects underway and you can pretty much sit amongst it all.
The place was pretty quiet on my visit, 2 groups of 2, plus my party of 6. The guy serving was friendly and informative. Thereís 10 taps and about 10 bottles (to drink in or go).
5oz pours weighed in at a very reasonable $1.50!
Really nice set up - a definate visit on a beer tour of PDX !
JPDurden24 (138) Chandler, Arizona | December 22, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wild place, basement brewery with great brews and awesome people
Alphadelic (68) Portland, Oregon | November 16, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great place. Quirky joint, you just end up finding a spot on the brew floor and sup away. The pints were cheap! And some of Uprights rarer stuff at that price was ridiculous. Weird hours and location do make it somewhere I doubt Iíll spend an awful lot of time, but itís worth the trip on occasion.
pushkinwow (121) Ottawa, Ontario | November 14, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a Sunday (entrance is at the front of the building, then go down to the basement and follow the smell of brewing and beer). There was some great live acoustic music playing, tables set up to sit at, and a nice sample of all the regular upright beers along with 5 different taps. They also had one one-off for sale still in bottles. All the samples were pretty cheap (same with growler fills or full pours) and it was pretty neat to sit in an actual brewery (some tables were set up beside the vats etc) and drink their beer in a relaxed atmoshphere.
daknole (359) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome basement brewery! Really good brews, nice service. I really like it here.
Suttree (158) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 30, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Of all the places n Portland we went, this was the most Portlandy. Located in a basement, cash only, seating amongst the fermenters, and music provided by a vinyl record player (of course). Going to the bathroom was like stumbling in to a David Lynch Movie if you make wrong turn. Oh, and of course plenty of great beer to be had...
nate2g (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 18, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely loved my time at Upright. The kind of environment I always feel extremely comfortable drinking in, surrounded by brewing equipment, oak casks, the sight of open fermentation vessels quietly bubbling away. The tap room is basic, a few tables, chairs etc. Whatever, itís all about sampling wonderfully delicious beer. Impressed with the diversity too, not just a fantastic selection of farmhouse ales but there was also a pilsner, bitter and smoked available...all very good. The record player drifting out some killer tunes on vinyl completes it. Perhaps the basement feel would not make you linger for long if you came here regularly but if you havenít sampled Upright wares before itís a must.
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