2235 SE 11th Ave., 477-9418, baerlicbrewing.com. 4-10 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 2-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday, noon-9 pm Sunday.

Most breweries entering the crowded Portland market have diversified their portfolio to include a focus on food, but not the studiously sparse Baerlic, which offers only $1 "bar snacks." This new brewery, which shares a wall with the Blitz Ladd sports bar, doesn't do food, and bottles only its super-limited barrel-aged beers. The small tasting room itself is simple: concrete floor, bare ceiling, industrial metal chairs, lots of blond wood and no TVs, but the brewery's small early lineup has expanded into a full lineup of 10 beers, including more ambitious offerings like an oatmeal Pilsner, a beechwood-aged version of the Arctos Winter Ale and a dry-hopped barleywine. The best regular offering is the hoppy Primeval Brown, but the limited releases—like a barrel-aged barleywine—are showing some serious promise.