Level Beer Opens Today – Saturday, July 1st

The patio at Level Beer is covered that was once a greenhouse. The sides are open to allow for great air flow.

Level Beer, the first brewery in Portland’s Argay Neighborhood opens to the public today…sort of. Though this opening is not a full unveiling of the taproom it’s being billed as a “Pop-Up” where Level Beer will be serving six of the brewery’s collaboration beers, filling Crowlers along with a food truck.

Geoff Phillips of Bailey’s Taproom, Jason Barbee formerly of Ex Novo Brewing, and Shane Watterson formerly of Laurelwood Brewing founded Level Beer in the fall of 2016 with the original plans to open by June 2017. Well the opening is very near, waiting on an inspection and a few other items before firing up the brewhouse.

Portland’s latest brewery project, Level Beer consists of Geoff Phillips, Jason Barbee and Shane Watterson.

Speaking of brewhouses Level Beer will have two at its disposal. Watterson and Barbee will handle the brewing on a 20-barrel and a 2-1/2-barrel pilot system both built by the Criveller Group. This dual system will allow for its beers to be packaged and sold through its distributor, Running Man, and allow for small test batches served at its soon to open taproom.

Read More: Coming Soon To Northeast Portland, Level Beer

The message on Level Beer’s Facebook page is as follows.

Much to our chagrin, and despite our best efforts, we didn’t manage a June opening as originally promised. We’re certainly disappointed and are still aiming for an official soft opening within the next couple of weeks. But for now, we’re tired of waiting. We can’t legally have people in the building yet, but our liquor license is valid, so until that time we’ll do a pop-up bar outside. Tomorrow, July 1st, starting at noon, we’ll pour six of our collaboration beers just outside the front door, replete with picnic tables and an awning. Crowler fills will be available, too, along with apparel and food from a local food cart. Come on by!

Read More: Level Beer Announces That Shane Watterson and Jason Barbee Will Join Geoff Phillips

Once fully open, Level Beer will be open the following hours.
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Here are a few photos to take a look at prior to the brewery’s taproom opening in the coming days…

The draft tower at Level Beer.
The 2.5 Barrel Pilot Brewery from Criveller Group.
The 20 Barrel Brewhouse at Level Beer from Criveller Group.
Criveller Group supplied both the 2.5 Barrel and 20 Barrel systems at Level Beer.
The draft tower at Level Beer is eye catching.
Backside of the Level Beer tap tower.
A soon to be can of Level Beer Ready Player One Dry Hopped Saison. Level Beer will also bottle some of its beers.
The inviting patio at Level Beer.
What brewers do when they are waiting on building permits. Shane Watterson watering flowers at Level Beer.
A beer on the patio at Level Beer.
Level Beer will be filling Crowlers.
The backside of the Level Beer Crowler label.
Out on the back property at Level Beer is the recently planted hop field.
Level Beer is located on the TriMet 87 Bus line.

Level Beer
5211 NE 148th Avenue
Portland, OR 97230

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