Just happened upon this place when we decided to check out the OR shore while visiting Portland. I sure wish their tap room was opened. Food was decent as were the beer. BA bottles of their stuff to go to boot. Busy though - stopped by on a Friday after lunch hours and it was a 35 min wait. Luck was with me again as it was all week when 2 spots immediately opened up at the bar which we promptly snagged.
Gorgeous space, fantastic build out. Great to see a historic location / building being put to good use. I sat upstairs in the wood-fired section, and it was spacious with fantastic window light. Quite busy on a Sunday afternoon with large groups and families, but we found a quick seat at the bar. Large taplist but low on anything too new or special (this seems to be saved for the Lovell Taproom across the yard). Food was pretty nice, and nice to see the good use of the wood fired oven. Prices were fine, staff was quite nice. Not my favorite beer but the space itself would keep me coming back.
Still making the best beer in Astoria, and some of the best in Oregon. Something about the place, physically, make it hard to feel exactly comfortable, but decent noise level, good looking food, fine service, and that beer! (but 2 coffee beers?)
2010-06-XX. Nice spot. We enjoyed a flight and some chips as a snack having already eaten. Window looks out over town a bit. Beers were decent, with a few standouts. Server was friendly. Would have stayed longer but I was pretty tired by the end of the evening. The charming driver from the hotel was greeted warmly when he arrived to pick us up, protesting "I’m here on hotel business." or something to that effect. :)
Definitely worth a visit if you are in town.
Impressed throughout, we visited during the Dark Arts Festival (An all stout event in February) Had an amazing time, the staff was friendly, the food was amazing, and my god the Cavatica Bourbon Barreled Stout really hit the spot. The vibe of the place was modern and very friendly.
Out of all of the brew houses in Oregon, this is the best.
Weird and a bit confusing. Brewery and across the parking lot the Upstairs or pub. I hung out in the brewery tasting room. Nice and open with games to keep everyone amused. Service was decent, although not beer centric, it seemed neither were most clients. Prices were low, very low. Samplers for brewery, not for guests of which there were a few. Food was snacks unless you went to the Upstairs. Good places, especially for the location. A must if you are close.
Good place in downtown Astoria. Lots of wood in the design. Massive beams and concrete. Bar seating for 12, tables and booths for maybe 50. Also an upstairs area, which has a wood-fired pizza oven, that is open in the afternoon and evening. Food includes burgers, sandwiches, sausages, burritos, and seafood. 12 taps were on: 11 from Fort George and one guest tap. They have also have wines and cider. February is stout month here, and they had a blind tasting set of eight stouts (I identified only three correctly -- but apparently the lead brewer could get only four, himself). Beers are all good to very good. The taster set of eight 2.5oz. glasses cost $12; half pints go for $3.50; snifters for $4.25; pints for $4.75; and pitchers for $16. A bit expensive, overall. Friendly vibe to the place. I had a chance to talk to a brewer out near the smoking area, and he gave me a lot of interesting information about the place. Also, check out the brewery’s Lovell taproom next door for more beer selections.