Cascade Brewing Barrel House

939 SE Belmont
Portland, Oregon United States 97214
brewpub (Cascade)  4.9/5.0 132 reviews
Sun.-Mon. Noon-10 PM. Tues.- Thu. Noon -11 PM. Fri.-Sat. Noon- 12AM.

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (3) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 4
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Beers At Cascade Brewing Barrel House

NameABVEntered
Cascade / De Molen Watermill 11%10/15/2017
Cascade Pumpkin Smash11.4%10/15/2017
Cascade T’Art Larrance9.9%10/15/2017
Cascade Stumptown Bourbonic11.2%10/15/2017
Cascade / Bruery Terreux One Way or Another 20167.9%10/15/2017
Cascade Crazy Navel7.2%10/2/2017
Cascade Slamarillo6.5%10/2/2017
Cascade Coco Cabonic 10.1%10/2/2017
Cascade Duke of Earl8%10/2/2017
Cascade Bain De Brugge Porter8%9/23/2017
Cascade Saison De La Maison8.1%9/23/2017
Cascade Tangerine Dream10.3%9/19/2017
Cascade RESIN8R IPA7.1%7/25/2017
Cascade Grapefruit Gose7%7/25/2017
Cascade / Y Market Suimo Amaimo7.2%7/25/2017
Cascade Shrieking Violet Blueberry11%7/25/2017
Cascade Cucumber Ginger7.2%7/11/2017
Cascade / Freigeist Pêche Fumé7.2%7/11/2017
Cascade Primordial Noir 10.5%6/22/2017
Raccoon Lodge Old Salt IPA5.8%6/7/2017
Cascade Mimosour6.2%5/15/2017
Cascade Elderberry7%5/15/2017
Cascade Blueberry7.33%5/15/2017
Cascade Nouveau Noyeaux0%5/6/2017
Cascade Pre Bourbonic11.67%5/6/2017
Cascade Stock '789.1%3/24/2017
Cascade Autumn Orange7.5%3/24/2017
Cascade Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout6.1%3/18/2017
Cascade Brambleberry Quad9.4%3/18/2017
Cascade Citrus Sunrise 7.5%3/18/2017
Cascade Figaro10%2/24/2017
Cascade The Vine8.85%2/24/2017
Cascade Cherry Vlad 12.7%2/24/2017
Cascade Diesel Imperial Stout8.8%2/24/2017
Cascade Framblanc8.2%2/7/2017
Cascade Happy Holidates10.2%1/21/2017
Cascade Bourbon Bada Bing9.2%1/21/2017
Cascade Pits-Burgh Punch6.8%1/21/2017
Cascade Peaches and Cream7.8%1/21/2017
Cascade Bourbonic Plague - Cherry12.67%12/5/2016
Cascade Black Light6.2%12/5/2016
Cascade Cranberry6.6%10/2/2016
Cascade Gingersnaps10%10/2/2016
Cascade Foudre Project #19.2%10/2/2016
Cascade Blackcap Raspberry6.55%10/2/2016


84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (1044) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | November 24, 2012
Visited around 4.30pm on Wednesday 7/11/12. Large single room establishment with bar at the front centre as you enter. Place was a little quiet at first but trade soon picked up as folks came after work. Didn’t try the food, but what we saw looked decent. Service was pretty good, I was working my way through 4oz measures and our server came back ervery 5 to 10 minutes so I never ran dry. Good dozen or so Cascade beers available on tap along with 2 from the wooden barrel. Plenty of non sour options for friends who don’t drink the tarte stuff! Really enjoyed my stop here - a must visit on a PDX crawl!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (893) Kansas | November 8, 2015| Updated November 9, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday mid-afternoon. Easy to find along a busy stretch of SE Belmont Avenue. With the name, I suppose I was expecting more of a dark, cellar type space - this is anything but. Pretty, new open airy space with plenty of bar and bar table seating, as well some booths along the well. Great sidewalk patio available as well. 21 different Cascade beers on draft, 2 service live from the barrel and a bunch of standard and vintage (2008 Kriek on the list) bottles available to go. Friendly service, knowledgeable service. I have loved Cascade for many years, and certainly enjoyed my visit.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (858) Columbus, Ohio | July 4, 2013
(Visited 05/2013): Cascade Brewing is a brick building located on Belmont in the Buckman area of east Portland. Parking is available on the surrounding streets.

There is a patio outside, and an open entryway into the inside. The bar is along the rear wall, featuring barrel-top dispensers, and there are high tables, plus some booths along the wall. Beer menus behind the bar display what is available on draught, including current barrel offerings. The menu also lists which bottled beers (mostly sours) are available to take home.

The selection at Cascade is pretty robust, and samples are available of the nearly 20 beers they serve. Again the majority are of the Sour persuasion, including Noyaux, Blueberry, Kriek, Apricot and The Vine on my visit. Some more standard styles too, plus some specialty beers like Chocolate Bourbonic Plague, Luckië Charms and an Oatmeal Pale. Everything we sampled was good.

Service during our visit was very good. The server was well-versed in the beer menu and was friendly and attentive.

Food at Cascade is pretty good. We shared a cheese plate.

All in all this is one of the best beer spots to hit in Portland in my opinion.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | August 4, 2014
Ummmmmmm. Yeah. Crazy ass place. Unbelievable selection, far surpassing expectations. I was totally enthralled, didn’t rate a single beer. Tried every single sour! It was like each was better than the next. Highlights may be Noyaux, Frite Galois, the Apricot, the Rasperry, Vine, and Sang family. Overwhelmingly awesome.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty  (747) 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!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | May 17, 2015
20 taps of which 13 sour ones. Very nice beers and very good service. Food wasn’t 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
gnoff  (709) Göteborg, Sweden | July 5, 2015
Visited in the early afternoon on Monday June 29, 2015. No AC and a hot day, fans weren’t 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (702) 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 can’t say I’m 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 that’s 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.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
BVery  (688) 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 didn’t eat. Wow. Just wow. My mind is blown.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (681) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 11, 2013
Was in Portland recently and very fortunately directed to Cascade. Although I’d had sours before...any place I’d been to that had them on draft...it was usually one per place...rarely two. To find a craft bar much less a brewpub dedicated to this style rather overwhelmed me. Needless to say...I loved the beers...and how they’ve found ways to distinguish them from their Belgium cousins. This place is a must visit for any true craftbeer lover. If you’ve had little to no experience with sours...this is your introduction and university...
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) San Diego, 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.

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