Diane and I met up Sunday evening to try Ground Breaker Brewery Gastropub on the edge of the Inner North East Industrial area. Ground Breaker beer and Gastropub are totally gluten free. The pub was very quite with very few folk there. They had three nice picnic tables on the sidewalk for outdoor seating but we choose to go inside to a table. They also have a couple of booths and a small bar area for seating. Our server was very attentive and nice. After looking over the beer menu we both went for the IPA ($5 pint). It was quit good and tasted like a regular IPA except this one is made from chestnuts. All of their food is gluten free. So the food is not the normal pub grub. They pursue a small plate with unique version of gluten free dishes at standard pub pricing. For me not a place I would rush back to for the food.
After we finished our IPA’s we each tried a sample of another one of their brews (tasters $.15). I tried a dark ale and Diane tried a pale and fuzzy ale. The dark ale was very flavorful with smoke, chocolate and berry over tones. I would not say that it really tasted like a dark beer but it was good. Diane was less thrilled about the pale ale. So overall I would say the Gastrohouse fills a unique place in Portland beer brewery world for those who need gluten free beverage and food. Or if you live in the neighborhood could be a quit local pub to hang out at.
Ground Breaker Brewery GASTROPUB
2030 SE 7th St.