Wow, what a great opening for a new place on Main. It seems we have been wanting our version of BierCraft at the old Coppertank location at 3835 Main for a long time.
The Portland Craft opening started at 5:00pm and almost immediately the lineups started. I was fortunate enough to get in for some photos and beer tasting. Thanks Chris!
Portland Craft has made some welcome changes to the cavernous room to make it more warm and inviting. A large tall backsplash board lines the wall behind the taps, most of the large screens have been removed except for 2 by the front door. The booths chairs have been redone and it looks like the central area have been totally revamped while maintaining the long tables.
The combination of the Public people with the chef from the Regal Beagle and several other partners seem to be on the right track. They plan to feature mainly US beers with about 15 on tap and 16 different bottles and their own in house Pilsner.
Taps I saw included several Deschutes, Lagunitas, Las Vegas Pilsner, Secession, Kolsch, El Torero, Dragonstooth, Hopworks and Gigantic Brewing’s IPA which I had with the brewer and it was wonderful.
There was also a keg of Russell Brewing’s stout that was top notch.
The food prices are very reasonable broken down into $5 and under, over $5 and over $10. The chicken and waffles look amazing and the veggie shepard’s pie was popular item as were the house made potato chips.
All in all, it looks like a great start for Portland Craft.
Read our first food review and Portland Craft’s full beer listing here.