Cascade Brewing may have lost a view—those Belmont goats trucked off to Lents—but the airy front patio and homey room still boasts a crazy selection of sour and innovative beers among its tap offerings, from a cherry kriek to their Oregon Pinot-drenched Sang Noir to the almost always on-tap Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout, one of the most vividly coffee-tasting beers in existence and one of our top beers of 2012. The food menu is usually some combination of meaty, spicy and pickled, which is to say it's perfect for beer. Go on a Tap It Tuesday and they'll uncork something special. MATTHEW KORFHAGE.
939 SE Belmont St., 265-8603, cascadebrewingbarrelhouse.com. Noon-10 pm Sunday-Monday, noon-11 pm Tuesday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday.