Don't look now, but the westside has gotten very beery. Out in Hillsboro, ABV Public House is bustling, pouring little-seen beers from oft-seen breweries. And in the former Joe's Burgers on B2H, across from Jack's Tap Room and Quarterback Bar, ABV has a newish sister pub, IBU Public House (4439 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, 971-254-9558, ibupdx.com).
This massive, split-level beer barn has a digital board advertising the contents of 36 tapped kegs, including edgy options like Knee Deep's 13.1 percent ABV Hop-De-Ranged Quad IPA and an Ex Novo beer dry-hopped with Sour Patch Kids. The same way an old dive might have signs for Blitz or Miller Lite, IBU has hung a series of custom-looking banners touting the logos of craft brewers Oakshire, Ecliptic and Breakside.
The food menu includes calamari, an Uruguayan-style steak sandwich, beer-infused tiramisu and burgers of elk, lamb and regular ol' cow. There are also a few simpler pleasures—I had a Lindemans Framboise and a slice of cheesecake. The space is big and woody, the service is aggressively friendly and the crowd is much more suburban than you'd find at a typical Southeast spot. If you live in the neighborhood, chances are this place is old news to you. If you're driving between Hillsdale and Beaverton, it's a spot to know.