Fire on the Mountain

After Saturday’s seven or so brewery visits, it was kind of hard to wake up Sunday morning. Ugh. I was moving way too slowly to make it to the first stop of Day Two of the Portland tour: brunch at the Columbia River brewpub. Instead, Robert and I joined the attenuated tour (about half the participants had returned to Seattle that morning) at the more civilized time of 1:00 pm at Fire on the Mountain.

This is a curious place. It’s a Buffalo Wings joint, and this one (the Fremont location on NE 57th — there are three) started brewing its own beer sometime around the beginning of December 2011 (and they already have an oak aged stout!). No wings for me, but I did have a taste of their hottest sauce, El Jefe, and yeah, The Boss slapped the hangover right out of me.

Fire on the Mountain tasters

New brewery offerings at the Fire on the Mountain wings joint — Portland, OR

    Rob’s Picks

  • Shocks of Sheba IPA – Nice hoppy aroma. Good malty base and decent hoppy bite. Very drinkable. Not the hoppiest, but nice.
  • Electric Mud Stout – Oak aged. Pretty light on the start, then the stoutness kicks in. Not bad at all.
    The Rest

  • Wonderin’ Rye – Pretty smooth, but a little watery.
  • Pancho Pale Ale – Somewhat bitter, somewhat malty, but a little too light on the tongue for me.
  • Lefty Lager – Like the Pale, but less hoppy. Drinkable but not too memorable.

Not the usual brewery visit, but it was a fun way to start the day, and they even had FotM Brewery logo glasses for sale.

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