Visited on 11th November 2014. Nicely decorated venue with a good mix of seating and some nice booths. Brewing kit is also visible.
10 beers on tap and tasters available for all of them. We ploughed through the range and it was decent enough without being great. Service and prices good. Not a bad spot but not the best in PDX
Large, bright and clean indoor eating area, food centers on seafood which was pretty tasty, though dish prices are a bit pricey for nothing more than being an upscale-looking place. The beer is fantastic, and anyone who is visiting Portland should put Alameda on their list.
A warehouse like space that is now an open concept brewpub. Service was decent, owner came out for a chat. Flights are available and cheap, with beer quality all over the map. Lots of new ticks and beers. A bit old school and not as exciting as the new guys, but still a good ticking spot.
Visited on Tuesday 11/11/14 around 4pm.
The venue was fairly quiet when we arrived but business began to pick up as dinner time neared.
The place is a medium sized venue with a tall ceilingm slab floor and metallic toppings on the tables. On the right as you enter are some fairly swanky booths, surrounded by tall wood backing.
Large hessian rugs adorn the walls above these booths depicting brewing related patterns such as barley and hops. Brewing kit also visible.
Beer wise there were 10 on tap, all available in tasters.
Service was prompt and friendly.
Beers were adequate but no greats, my ratings averaged at 3.07 which puts these guys above the mom and pop diner brewpubs but a fair distance short of the better ones. Columbia River where I visited beforehand averaged at 3.34.
Overall a nice facility but the beers were pretty mediocre.
Not a go to venue but if in the area and time allows why not.
Pretty cool place with a long bar and plenty of seating. You can order a flight of 6 for $7, a steal. Very friendly service. Beer quality is pretty decent, with a few standouts. It’s a bit out of the way, but if you have a car, this is a worthwhile second tier place.
This pretty far brewpub was on the hit-list for its excellent Black Bear stout I tried at GABF a couple of years back. I was happy to try their almost as satisfying IPA. On the other hand, it represents a considerable detour in a city where you don’t need to go all that far. Still, there’s a bus stop right in front, so we made it on a saturday night. At 10pm, the 2 of us consisted of 40% of the customers. Depressing. More depressing even are the looks of the place. Ugly and cheap metal walls that reminds of the very old and rusty dull silver campers contaminate the bar area while those ugly designer wooden benches that rise 4 meters in the air look alien. The high ceilings and dark atmosphere are not helping while the staff felt disgusted when we inquired on their closing time and they revealed they had to keep on until midnight. I certainly won’t be back. Good stout, but bottled and good IPA, but plenty of others around town. I simply did not want to stay for a second beer.
Huge venue. Bar must be over 50 feet long. Good service. Warm, not drafty. 10 beers on the sampler tray. Bottles to go. Beers are good.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | September 11, 2006| Updated September 4, 2008
A great place. Hey the huge Hop on the outside was awesome to see. It was an old warehouse made in to a killer brew pub. Loved the atmosphere. The beer was great and the food was above the rest and finally great service in a brewpub. This was a great time for us all. 10 samples on the sampler tray to try. The parking at times can be a tad hairy and they have a huge kids area so it is cool to bring the little ones.
I stopped in during a brewery crawl of the neighborhood. The sampler offered six brews for seven bucks. A good selection of regular beers and special rotating brews, too. Service was quick and friendly. Warehouse decor. The booths are neat to look at but uncomfortable to sit in. A decent spot but nothing too exciting.