In the door right around four on the second Saturday July 2017. Garage space that is the brewery space where they’ve thrown down a few “tables” (palates on top of kegs) and chairs, in the brewing space. Different shaped building, but it reminds me of the original Bunker location in Portland Maine. Working brew space that they let you hang out in a few days a week for a little while. Feels like your homebrew buddy’s garage system got scaled up to some nice stainless and a big time system, but the crappy deck chairs and card tables didn’t. I had a seat next to an active fermenter with the gorgeous sounds of CO2 being purged through a bucket, bubbling away the whole time. Tranquil. Serene. Tons of charm here though, this is a great place to hangout. The lack of polish stands out here in a very good way. 8 things on tap, 7 of their own, a guest cider from Rev Nat’s (who recommended them, and vice versa). Flights available, 4 at a time, making it easy to get through everything. Server was awesome and had loads of good recommendations for local places for beers and food. The beers were good, but this is definitely a stop that won’t be for everyone. With a ton of breweries around Portland with a load (usually too many) of things on tap, polished decor, and a full food menu, this is not as much of a tourist place. This is a spot for beer people who want a handful of good beers that are likely different each time you come. It’s worth it for beer geeks, maybe less so for the friends and family you might want to drag along with you.
A very small place just off Burnside. They do growler fills and draught / flights for sitting in. Seating is nonexistent at the front, though if the weather is nice, there are chairs out front. There is more seating in back. 8 beers on tap, none of which were overly interesting, but mostly all competent. Cheap flights is a plus and the service is very friendly and caring. Hard to recommend this place in beer-saturated Portland, but if you’re after 8 cheap ticks, go for it.
A tiny warehouse like brewery with a small tap room. Seating is inside our out, just not lots of it. Service is good, they go through everything with you. Flight is available and cheap. Beer is OK at best, not really on par with others in the area. Good for a few ticks but that is about it.
Visited the brewery. Think they don’t have the place across the street anymore. Reminded me a lot of a place on the Bermondsey mile. Basically sitting out the front of the brewery in what could be the car park. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Queue was a little longer than it could have been because of this! Enjoyed it and will try to visit again.
Coalition is a nice smaller scale brewery. They have a small indoor area but a great patio area behind and on side of the pub. One of the key aspects of this brewery is that it shares a lot with The Grilled Cheese Grill which has some super awesome cheesey fare. C’mon beer & cheese...who can resist? You do have to make your way around front to refill your pint but this is not so bad. They might sometimes have service out back as they have a separate beer cart out there. The tunes from the Grilled Cheese cart were a fun mix and the atmosphere was pleasant with a cool breeze. I liked the beer selection with some different creations too.