Here’s the deal on three forthcoming Portland breweries and taprooms, opening in Northeast, Southeast, and SE Division.
BAERLIC BREWING CO.—With an impressive performance at the Oregon Beer Awards, this brewery is H-O-T. So what does Baerlic do? It gets to work on what appears to be a new taproom at 6035 NE Halsey. The New School Beer blog first reported the news, writing, “OLCC paperwork pinpoints the possible new pub/taproom’s location though it sounds like the lease is still being finalized.” [New School Beer]
NEW FOOD CART POD BY SCOUT BEER—Known for giving the finger to beer purists and brewing beer infused with breakfast cereals, Scout Beer started out as a brewery with a beer garden in a food cart pod and has steadily gained a loyal following. It opened a brick and mortar last year, and with its new project, it’s getting back to its roots: The brewery is taking over an old house with a sizable parking lot at 5029 SE Division to open a 25-seat taproom with around 13 drafts and a five-cart food cart pod.
The return of a food cart pod on SE Division and 50th is welcomed, after condos pushed the original one out. Eater reached out to Scout Beer owner Joseph St. Martin for an update on confirmed food carts. Look for news here as it develops. The new taproom and food cart pod is shooting to open August 1. [New School Beer]
NEW SOUTHEAST BREWERY—Shaun Kalis and Culmination Brewing brewer Devin Benware have partnered up to open Ruse Brewing, a brewery and taproom at 4784 SE 17th Ave. — in an area that’s formerly been a warehouse district, now served by the MAX Orange Line. Look for an expanded barrel-aging project for more sour and aged beers and 12 taps. It’s aiming to open winter 2017/2018, and the roughly 6,000-square-foot space sounds particularly cool: It takes over the former Iron Fireman Collective building, with lots of weathered timber and brick to sip beer among. [New School Beer]