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Cider houses with beer bar sensibilities are on the rise, and the brand-new taproom from Alter Ego is a welcome addition to the scene.
Victory Bar, which was named WW’s Bar of the Year in 2013, made the surprising and brief announcement on its Facebook page yesterday morning that the business would be calling it quits.
The Tannery Bar shuttered abruptly last Thursday after six years of business, Portland Monthly first reported. Though the co-owners had little notice, they did get to post an announcement on Facebook that afternoon letting loyal patrons know that would be their last night slinging drinks.
The crowd can range from first dates to after-work happy-hour groups, and it feels equally as suited to pre-theater cocktails as it does for an all-evening catch-up with friends.
Any experience with BrewGroup largely depends on who your fellow riders are.
Oregon Cider Week is 12 days away, but fans of local hard-pressed beverages have at least two reasons to guzzle down early.