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Star Brewing
(Closed)
5231 NE Martin Luther King Blv
Portland OR 97211
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Notes

Opened: 1993

Closed: 1996

Annual Production: 3,500 bbl

Moved to Phoenix in 1997 to reopen as Phoenix Ale and Lagering Company.

Updated: September 8, 2000

Beer List

    • Date: February 27, 1996 (#1328)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Long's Drugs, Kailua HI
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, good carbonation and head. Sorta brown, sorta musty-smelling. OK body, but subdued flavor. OK hop finish. Pretty unremarkable, though. Maybe my tongue's burned out from the Rogue American Amber.

    • Date: June 6, 1996 (#1499)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Nearly black-red. Good brown head. Dark roasty aroma, hint of hops. A little thin. A little fizzy. A little flavor, but mostly quick and clean. Not a whole lot of character. Lingering sweet aftertaste. "A full bodied dry stout with a hint of black cherries...1.060"

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: June 5, 1996 (#1497)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, low carbonation and head. Hoppy, rye aroma. Smooth, smoky, well-balanced. Good rye flavor. Very low carbonation. "Rye added...to lighten the body."

  • Imperial Stout
    • Date: June 6, 1996 (#1500)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black, huge brown head. Smoky aroma, like sausage. Thick, bitter. Big alcohol blast in the middle, and a big black burnt finish. Roasty-sweet aftertaste. This bottle doesn't say "Since 1894." It does say "The original Star Brewery opened in 1894. The new Star Brewery carries on the tradition of brewing exceptional beer in small handcrafted batches."

  • American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Nut Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Raspberry Wheat Ale
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

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    StarBright Pineapple Ale
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer