9 Mar 2012 - 1:08:14 AM
Fire on the Mountain
After Saturday's seven or so brewery visits, it was kind of hard to wake up Sunday morning. Ugh. I was moving way too slowly to make it to the first stop of Day Two of the Portland tour: brunch at the Columbia River brewpub. Instead, Robert and I joined the attenuated tour (about half the participants had returned to Seattle that morning) at the more civilized time of 1:00 pm at Fire on the Mountain.
This is a curious place. It's a Buffalo Wings joint, and this one (the Fremont location on NE 57th -- there are three) started brewing its own beer sometime around the beginning of December 2011 (and they already have an oak aged stout!). No wings for me, but I did have a taste of their hottest sauce, El Jefe, and yeah, The Boss slapped the hangover right out of me.
- Shocks of Sheba IPA - Nice hoppy aroma. Good malty base and decent hoppy bite. Very drinkable. Not the hoppiest, but nice.
- Electric Mud Stout - Oak aged. Pretty light on the start, then the stoutness kicks in. Not bad at all.
- Wonderin' Rye - Pretty smooth, but a little watery.
- Pancho Pale Ale - Somewhat bitter, somewhat malty, but a little too light on the tongue for me.
- Lefty Lager - Like the Pale, but less hoppy. Drinkable but not too memorable.
New brewery offerings at the Fire on the Mountain wings joint -- Portland, OR
Not the usual brewery visit, but it was a fun way to start the day, and they even had FotM Brewery logo glasses for sale.