If you haven’t been to APEX you are missing one of the fastest up and coming alehouses on the Eastside. This writer can attest the selection of taps is awe inspiring. Loaded with local PDX brewery faves as well as some out-of-towners, this bar reflects the staffs support for craft beer. It doesn’t stop with the draft beers, as you are welcome to review their ever growing bottle list.
Take all this into account and its no wonder that Upright chose APEX for it’s next Brewers night. Here is what employee Ezra Greengrough-Johnson has to say about this place.
Join the Upright Brewing crew at one of Portland's newest beer bars APEX on Wednesday October 6th for a night of Upright's lagers all poured side-by-side on APEX's 50 taps. This will be the first time these beers have been served together and should highlight the similarities and differences of each beer.
- Engelberg Pilsener #1 (tettnanger) - our first lager, done German-style with a single malt (Canada Malting Pils) and single hop, named after Mt. Angel. 5.5% abv
- Engelberg Pilsener #2 (hallertauer mittelfruh) - another single malt and hop pilsner with a different hop variety and balanced more on the bitter side. 5.25% abv
- Unnamed Lager/Punk Rock brew - essentially a strong pilsner using three hop varieties. Fuller-bodied than both the Engelberg's and with a nice balance. 6.75% abv
- Redwood Lager - a smooth and malty dark amber lager made with 150 pounds of house-smoked barley malt utilizing redwood that was leftover from one of our tasting room tables and taster trays. 5.2% abv
About the photos’ author
Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.