I finally got back for a visit to Columbia River Brewpub with Lori after a hike on Sunday. I manage to get some photos this time. The place is still a nice brewpub and amazingly not busy. It was a nice afternoon so we grab a table outside. We started off sampling three beers. I went for the stout (malty, smoky yet refreshing) that Lori dislikes and she went for an ESB ale which I disliked. Third beer was an IPA that was both had as our second choice. So this answers the question of why are there so many different styles of beer. We don’t all like the same thing. We got there right at the end of happy hour that I took advantage of by ordering the happy hour nachos. Nothing on the happy hour menu grabbed Lori so she decide to go for a regular order of chicken strips, which include a lot of chicken. Both were good but not the best I have had. The waitress was very attentive and nice. Since I was here last they have added a couple of dartboards but otherwise it was pretty much the same. Overall I like this place. They provide good beer, good food, a nice place to enjoy them and at a good price. I still don’t get way this place isn’t busier.
Columbia River Brewing Co.
1728 NE 40th Ave.