Alameda Brewhouse is one of those local small distribution beers that you can find available on tap at local pizza restaurants. It isn’t uncommon to find a couple 22oz bottles sitting on the shelf at an area Grocery store, but they also tend to get a bit overlooked too. I’d probably point at them being one of the more underrated breweries in the Portland area. With big local brewery names like Widmer, Bridgeport, Rogue, Deschutes, Full Sail filling the shelves- it is easy to see how Alameda takes a backseat.
However, if you find yourself in North Portland, I’d highly recommend visiting this place for lunch or dinner. I’ve walked away highly impressed with the food every visit I’ve had there. Any fan of Fish & Chips will be happy with their offerings.
The Impression: Simple and hoppy. It doesn’t make me jump with excitement, but it’s a solid Pale Ale. If you focus, you can taste a little pine and a little citrus. Definite caramel malts in its foundation.
5 out of 8 Hop Clusters. It’s a an above average brew when compared to other Pale Ales. This will always be on my list of beers to order when I see it on tap. You Pale Ale lovers should reach for this when they see it. It probably won’t knock your socks off, but I think you’ll be pleased with the taste. A nice change of pace from the northwest go-to Pale Ale, Mirror Pond. It’s a bit lower on the hop level for most Pale Ales, but it is solid either way.