Saturday, August 16, 2014
We're gearing up for the upcoming Beer Bloggers Conference in San Diego this week, so stopped into StormBreaker Brewing in Portland for a tray this afternoon. I'm told this is where Amnesia used to be before conveniently relocating closer to us in Washougal, but I never visited Amnesia at this location. It's a cool spot, in the up and coming Mississippi neighborhood. Hipsters galore, food trucks, lots of people on bikes, etc.
It's sunny and warm out today, and they have a great patio with full service, but we decided to belly up to the bar inside where it was nice and cool. There's a pretty decent assortment of whiskey on hand so you can do whiskey pairings, which was tempting, but we really wanted to try the beer.
We got a tray, one of everything they had on hand, including three seasonals. There were 9 beers in total that we tried, and they were all good. Nothing we didn't like. The best was probably the Mississippi Red, which was dry hopped with Citra and really refreshing. There was a seasonal called Mon Petite Cherimoya, a light and fruity Belgian, that was also pretty awesome, totally different, slightly sweet and almost delicate.
We also got a Jucy Lucy, which is a burger with two patties stuffed with melted cheese, bacon and onions on top, and served with house-made waffle fries. Awesome.
We'll be back for sure, and next time hopefully can stay a bit longer and get a couple of pints. But we picked up a couple of t-shirts and snagged some stickers for our fellow beer-blogger buddies who'll we'll be meeting up with in San Diego in a few days.
Great place! Stop in if you're in the area!