PORTLAND | Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Portland’s Buckman District is all about tart, barrel aged beers. In fact, Cascade (which was founded in 1998) is considered to be one of the pioneers of the North West style sour beer movement. Their blending house houses more than 1,400 French oak, Kentucky Bourbon and Northwest wine barrels, plus nine foudres, which are filled with a variety of beers that are aged and blended into their final forms.
The Cascade Barrel Brewing House is the best place to find Cascade’s beers, with 24 rotating taps and several bottles of the good stuff on offer. If you’re unsure about sour beers, Cascade is a great place to try sours that range from mildly sour gateway beer to supremely tart extreme concoctions. In fact the City Lane’s Jeff was never a fan of sour beers until he visited Cascade and discovered a few that he liked – ever since then he’s developed a love for sour beers. The warehouse x barn like space is casual and welcoming, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help you choose the right beers for you. For those looking for an entry to sour beers, try the Strawberries & Cream or the Oblique coffee blonde and for those looking to go all in, try the deliciously complex Vlad The Imp-Aler.
Locally and sustainable sourced share plates, sandwiches and salads make up the food offering, and it’s all food that’s designed to work well with the beers. Our recommendation? Go for a few tasters to try a range of beers and pair it with the fruit, honey and cheese board.
Cascade Brewing Barrel House
939 SE Belmont Street
Sun – Thu: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 11:00pm