Max's Fanno Creek
12562 SW Main St., Tigard, 624-9400, maxsfannocreek.com. 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday, breakfast 9 am-1 pm Saturday-Sunday.
[TIGARD'S FINEST] Max's proves that being the best brewery
in Tigard can actually mean something outside of, well, Tigard. The pub
itself, located in a newer building on Main Street, is large, has a
patio, and is soccer mom-friendly. Beer selection is vast and
quaff-worthy, and it is delivered tank-to-tap from 10 tanks behind the
bar—a rarity even in the beer-soaked Portland city center. Belgians such
as the Reverend's Daughter taste ester-y and vibrant, dark beers such
as the Vanilla Cream Porter are silky on the finish, and hoppy ales such
as the X IPA balance their bitterness with a well-calculated malt
backbone. Max's is still one of the best places to drink beer in the
suburbs, and is wholeheartedly deserving of as much time you have to
spend in, well, Tigard.
DRINK THIS: The Vanilla Cream Porter, or whichever dark ale they have flowing on nitro.