When in Portland, our last stop of the breweries tour from Brewvana. It took us in the basement of a bar where Upright Brewing is located. This brewery specializes in French and Belgian Farmhouse brews. There is really no history on this brewery. It was pretty neat to go in the basement of this building to see a brewery. They are small but they make some really good beers. Let us get into the brew. Sorry there was no spot to put the beer down to take a photo so I had to use the restroom counter. LOL! It keep this unique.
It has a nice brown color without a head on the beer. The smell is a nice sweet malty to a little maple to it. The taste is a sweet little carbonation malty with a dry caramel aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.uprightbrewing.com):
Bird Calls Brown follows the Safe as Milk, using the same British ale yeast and equally well hopped, using a mix of willamette and magnum hops over a toasty grist reminiscent of midwest and east coast brown ales. It finishes quite dry and is perfect for people who enjoy darker beers with a bite. Named after one of Charles Mingus’ most exciting compositions, from the 1959 album Mingus Ah Um. 6%
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Closing out, I really loved the unique scene of this brewery. I did enjoyed their Bird Calls Brown. It was nice balance and extremely drinkable. I am not a huge fan of farmhouse beer styles. I would love to come back to this brewery and try them. Who knows maybe they will make a fan of that beer style. I am glad I made this trip to Portland and I am glad we went with Brewvana (thanks for showing us around.) I highly recommend this brewery. Put a bird on it and go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/