Cascade Brewing in Portland is the cornerstone of sour beer brewing in the Northwest. If you're not familiar with this style of beverage, the old-world brewing technique responsible for sour beer is not new to our area. Connoisseurs have been singing the praises of Northwest-style sour beer for years now. But non-beer aficionados may have missed it on the menu. An unfortunate oversight, because sour beer possesses endless flavor profiles, character, and depth that make it as fine a choice as any beverage for pairing with food. The Barrel House at Cascade Brewing always has a number of sour beers on tap, and a food menu with recommended beer pairings. While not extensive, the food items are executed well and absolute magic when paired with the sour beers.