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2730 NW 31st Avenue
Portland OR 97210
Telephone: +1 503-228-5269
Hours: Monday 11:00am-9:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm, Friday 11:00am-11:00pm, Saturday noon-11:00pm, Sunday noon-9:00pm.
Brewer: Tom Bleigh, Vasili Gletsos
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Notes

Visited: July 29, 1993

Opened: 1986

Annual Production: 105,000 bbl

Contributors: John McKenzie, Ralph Wells, Ryan Hirscht, Siegfried Binge

Portland — also known as MacTarnahan's Brewing — was acquired by Pyramid in 2004. Acquired by North American Breweries in 2010.

Updated: May 16, 2016

Beer List

  • 9.90% abv.
    • Date: May 8, 2004 (#5385)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright copper. Nice head. Fruity, malty, and vegetal aromas. Surprisingly "medium" body. Very fruity, like pineapple. Very malty. Very alcoholic in the finish. I'd like to taste this in a couple of years.

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    • Date: April 7, 1996 (#1347)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Almost-black red, big brown head. Roasted barley aroma. Big roasty flavor. Reminds me a lot of the old Devil Mountain Devil's Brew!

  • Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Robust Porter

  • Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    • Date: November 13, 1994 (#601)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very red. Great head, good carbonation. Smells red! Not brown...red. Maple flavor? Good body. Smooth. Sweet.

  • Scottish-Style Export Ale
    4.90% abv.
    • Date: April 9, 2006 (#5902)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pyramid Alehouse, Seattle WA
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Nice dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity — plums. Estery.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body. Smooth, but fizzy. Lots of caramel malt. Lots of fruity hops. Pretty fruity. Nicely balanced, but a bit fruity.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: March 18, 1995 (#806)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, good head and carbonation, clear. Malty aroma...a little fruity, not assertive. Big, thick, and chewy. Great maltiness, clean finish.
    • Date: June 24, 1994 (#360)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Red-amber, light carbonation, thin head. Smoky, sweet aromas. Thick. Sweet. Smoky. Sweet.
    • Date: July 29, 1993 (#217)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber yellow, clear, good white head. Caramel aroma, just a little smoky. More caramel flavor and more smoke. Smooth and creamy. Bitter. "OG 1053, 40 BU, 3.9% w/w. Pale and caramel malt, Cascade hops."
    • Date: July 27, 1993 (#173)
      Package: real ale
      Place: Full Sail at Riverplace, Portland OR
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Color too light? Lots o'peat in the nose. Thin. Lingering bitterness. Malty and sweet flavor, but not smoky.
    • Date: June 27, 1993 (#105)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      A shade darker than Grant's Scottish Ale (1-0104). Ah...there's the peat. Lots of Oregon hops to mask the Scottish flavors...I wish I had a Belhaven.

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    Robust Porter
    5.30% abv.

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    MacTarnahan's Bourbon Cask Aged Blackwatch Cream Porter
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Dark Beer

  • MacTarnahan's Goose Bump
    Imperial Stout
    9.00% abv.

  • MacTarnahan's Highlander Pale Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale
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  • MacTarnahan's Inkblot
    Baltic-Style Porter
    7.50% abv.

  • MacTarnahan's Oregon Honey
    Specialty Honey Beer

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    MacTarnahan's Scottish-Style Amber Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale
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    MacTarnahan's Sling Shot Extra Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    6.20% abv.

  • MacTarnahan's Spine Tingler
    Belgian-Style Tripel
    8.50% abv.

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    MacTarnahans Lip Stinger
    French & Belgian-Style Saison
    4.80% abv.

  • Malarkey's Wild Irish Ale
    English-Style Pale Mild Ale

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    Mt. Hood Beer

  • Norwester Dunkel Weizen
    Dark American Wheat Beer with Yeast
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    Oregon Honey Beer
    Golden or Blonde Ale
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  • Portland Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Pyramid Crystal Weizen
    Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast
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  • Pyramid Hefeweizen
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
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  • Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.50% abv.

  • Raise the Roost
    Belgian-Style Pale Ale
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  • Summer Grifter
    American-Style India Pale Ale

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    Uncle Otto's Oktoberfest Märzen Beer
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Wheat Berry Brew
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
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  • Zig Zag Lager
    German-Style Pilsener
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