I went here with two of my good friends on a scorching August day. Fortunately Heathen Brewing has over three dozen taps, with a good number of them sporting their own brews.
I actually started with their lone non-alcoholic option, the "Nameless Awesomeness" root beer. If I drink any soda these days, it's likely going to be a craft root beer. It took on more of a licorice and anise quality, from what I gathered. A solid choice.
My friends and I got a flight of seven different beers.
- #15 was Heathen's "Son of Malice," a Double IPA. Good malt backbone to it and a nice, bitter finish.
- #11 was Heathen's "Vantucky," a Strong Pale Ale. It had some hops in there and bitterness (43 IBU) akin to a Session IPA, so I drank the rest with no complaints.
- #14 was Heathen's "Easy Money," a Session IPA. At 50 IBU, another easygoing beer that I could drink more of on a hot day.
- #13 was Heathen's "Transcend," an IPA. Probably my favorite of the seven beers we got. More citrus and grapefruit, and right around the ABV mark that I like for single IPAs.
- #22 was Heathen's "Absolution," a Kolsch. Smooth and
- #24 was Heathen's Raspberry Sour. Easily the most attractive beer -- and very tart. I'm not the biggest sour fan, so this one was a puckerfest.
- #10 was Heathen's Saison d'Brette, a sour saison with Brettanomyces. Yup, another sour, but easier to get down than the raspberry.
For fun, I tried Heathen's "Tribal Heat" sauce. To me, it was a standard (and tasty) wing sauce. Nothing extremely hot here.
For beer and food at a gastropub, Heathen Brewing's Feral Public House is one of the top choices right now in Clark County. Without the bustling, busy streets that Portland would have, this is a damn good spot to hang out with friends. 8.5/10