Drink Like A Local...Understand Portland.
When in Portland, sample the distinctive
elements of our local beer culture. These selections represent the city's
individuality very well.
Our Current Lineup (broken down into both
pubs and individual beers) Includes...***
PUBS (NE, SE & NW Portland):
Breakside Brewery -
Gaining instant fame in 2015 for their IPA ("Best Beer in Oregon"), they are
known for experimental ales using culinary ingredients. The brewery makes
beer in many idiom's (IPAs, pilsners, kolsches, saisons and abbeys). 2
locations in the NW (Slabtown) and NE (out toward the airport).
Gigantic - Reflecting
the idiosyncrasies of Portland better than any other, it's one lone regular
is their IPA. Everything else is released on a one-time only basis along
with their one-time numbered label, and when their gone, their gone..
They're indie, quirky and hugely accomplished. The tasting room is called
the Champagne lounge and attracts a huge cadre of locals-in true Portland
fashion-before 5pm. In the SE near Reed College.
Deschutes - It's still
on the short-list for the state's best brewery, and has a huge
selection--everything from 4.5% cask ales, experimental Belgium's to
imperial giants. Try their Fresh-Squeezed IPA. In the Pearl.
Lucky Lab/McMenamins -
Making old-school (1995) hoppy ales, they began back when Portland was a
working class, blue collar town with a hippie sub-culture. The mellow,
communal, lefty spirit that makes Portland both the least religious and one
of the most liberal cities; you can see right here with people gathering on
the back patio with their dogs that frequently turns into a union rally...
If you want to understand Portland, stop at Lucky Lab for a quick pint. Also
has great pizza. Inner SE. If you are looking for a grand, themed brewpub, a
McMenamins choice is in order. With a dozen or more properties to choose
from, you can enjoy the elementary school experience, the poor farm
experience, the Masonic Temple experience or the tiny flat-iron building
looking out onto busy Portland experience (Ringlers Annex), amongst others.
They all come with Portland's crunchy vibe, psychedelic art and a slightly
country feel. The Pearl.
Looking for a 5th or
6th, we have a secret fun place to help round out your night. It's open til
2:30am* and have a boneyard for those who don't/will not make it! lol**
breweries close by 12 midnight or earlier (Breakside
11:30-11pm, Gigantic 12-10pm, Deschutes 11-12am and Lucky Lab 11-12am)
**What we mean by this is that they carry
Boneyard RPM IPA (7.5%).
Boneyard RPM - When
Boneyard launched in Bend, it sent RPM hurtling like an ICBM into the
Portland market. Dinosaur IPAs died, being replaced by a legion of modern
beers bearing the Boneyard influence. Available around town.
Cascade Noyaux - It's
been 10 years since Cascade started making its very strong, very tart
'Northwest Sours'. Using Lactobacillus, aged months or years in barrels and
usually flavored with local fruits, they're unique to the city and the
world. It's hugely laborious and time--consuming and worth a try. We'd also
recommend Apricot Ale or Kriek, but Noyaux best illustrates Cascade's
approach... After shucking the fruit off for other beers, they take the
stone, crack it and remove the meat (the noyaux) which gives this beer its
amaretto-to-maraschino flavor. Only available at Cascade.
Hair of the Dog Adam -
When Adam (Hair of the Dog's 1st beer) debuted in 1993, it showed Portland
what mature brewing looked like. It's a giant beer, dark and smoky and very
very rich. But tread lightly on Adam (10% abv). Only available at Hair of
Upright 6 - Tucked away
in a basement brewery, Upright has had a huge effect on our beer, directing
the city's palate toward complex, food-friendly ales. Their #6, a dark
rye saison is one of their heavier ales, their most food-friendly and the
Occidental Pilsner -
About 5-10 years ago Pilsners and Lagers (Breakside, Ninkasi, Upright,
pFriem and Ecliptic) became very popular in Portland. One of our faves is
Occidental way out in St John's, which has the richest expression of malt
for Brewpub tour details/options.
question about the Brewpub tour, just ASK below! Call or text
between 7AM & 9PM Daily or just ASK below by email!
* The # of stops/options is not
guaranteed with any length tour and is influenced by your group size, groups
pace and other factors. We get to as many as possible within your tour's
HERE for detailed descriptions &
**You may choose your own brewpubs
or you may leave that up to us. As well, let us know ahead of time if you have an interest in a
brewery behind-the-scenes tour or anything else customizing your package.
Most of the
brewpubs also have great casual dining. See link above for brewpub info.
NOTE: This tour does NOT include
a behind the scenes tour of a brewing facility, unless requested ahead of
Why Portland? Malted
grains, Old World traditions and NW classic recipes. And because we have the
perfect ingredients-hardy hops and barley right in our own backyard-Oregon's
Willamette & Washington's Yakima Valleys. In the 1980s, a change
in Oregon's law allowed brewing and retail sales to co-exist; behold the
Oregon brew-pub. Other states are trying to follow our lead, but they're
still well behind us. In the city that churns out more craft-brewed suds
than any other, exceptional beer has become the rule.
Why My Chauffeur?
...PRIVATE, personalized tours with luxury sedan/limo or luxury party/brew bus
(see below) and door to door service for a festive, SAFE event.
Lower cost (up to 60% less
than the others) is our norm.
Concierge Service - We'll plan your
route, pick your breweries (unless you prefer to do this yourselves), give
brief introductions/ histories at each brewery and answer questions. We'll also check out the events before
you go to see if there's anything you shouldn't miss.
And 'cause we know our breweries...
We know the best ones with the best beer deals.
how the heck do you get to taste without being overwhelmed? Don't fret, we're here to help. The best way to tackle it is by
the Portland Brew Bus, choosing a few breweries and enjoying a pitcher(s) or sampler tray(s) at each...
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kissed the goblet; the knight took it up,
off the beer, and he threw down the cup,
He took her
soft hand ere her mother could bar,
'Now tread we a measure, with My Chauffeur Brew Bus!" said young Lochinvar.**
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