Portland - Baerlic Brewing Company

2235 SouthEast 11th Avenue

Say bear-lick like a bear licking the foam off a frosty mug. Etymologically, it's an old-english adjective meaning "of barley." As in there's beer and then there's baerlic beer! But feel free to use it whenever you want to describe something that you can't get enough of. As in: "These waffles are baerlic!"

Born out of an undying passion for the perfect pint of beer, Baerlic Brewing Company is a collaborative entity created by us, Ben Parsons and Richard Hall. After years of brewing on the small scale in a basement and winning numerous awards in amateur competitions all over the region, we decided that we should finally give in to the voices in our heads and move toward a small scale production brewery and taproom.

When we say The Beer Here Is Near And Dear, we mean it. We strive to work in as close a proximity as possible for all our ingredients, materials, vendors, supplies, and suppliers. And that allows us to absolutely love the beer that we brew.


Oddie Gopalan

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
I can’t say enough good things about this place. Fantastic beer, in particular if you like malty beers—and passionately hate hops as I do. We also had the pleasure of meeting one of their sales folks off duty who got us a few extra tasters, which were great, and even an extra bottle to take home. Best brewery we went to out of the [nearly double digit] breweries we visited.

Simon Harding

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Dangerously close to home. Great beers, great service but sadly, no kitchen.

Kevin McClure

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017
I think this place offers some of the best service out of all the breweries in Portland. The beers are all really solid and there is a lot of variation. The taproom doesn't have a kitchen so outside food is allowed. They have quite a few board games and the ambiance is pretty relaxed. If Dark Thoughts is on tap, I highly recommend it!

Greg Watson

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Good variety of beers. A smallish space that gives it a comfortable neighborhood feel.

lixy harfst

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Good beer selection, the space in the back is great for small/medium sized parties