Crafting mixed culture ale in the beautiful Pacific Northwest

Founded by partners in life and work, Charles Porter and Brenda Crow, Little Beast is a family brewery with a passion for making great beer and sharing it with others.

We craft wild, wood-aged and blended beer naturally with diverse cultures, including Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and wild flora. By harnessing the little beasts that ferment our beer, we capture their untamed beauty and produce farmhouse beers that are diverse in flavor and rare in character.

 

BEER GARDEN
3412 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202

HOURS
Wed.-Thur. 12pm-10pm
Fri.-Sat. 12pm-11pm
Sun.-Mon. 12pm-10pm
Closed Tuesday

HAPPY HOUR
Wed.-Mon. 3-5pm & 9-close

PHONE
(503) 208-2723

EMAIL
hello at littlebeastbrewing.com

 

Photos by Cheryl Juetten

 

Our Beer

Flagship Beers / Available year-round

 
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Fera / Brett  Ale

Farmhouse saison crafted with European malts and Noble Hops, and then fermented entirely with a strain of Brettanomyces yeast known for its bright fruit character. Dry and crisp with a mildly tart and complex finish.

6.25% ABV / 25 IBU / 750 mL

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Bes / Tart Wheat Ale

Brewed with Belgian malts, Lemon Drop Hops and chamomile flower then fermented with a blend of unique Saccharomyces yeast and conditioned with Lactobacillus. Juicy, bright and balanced. Notes of pineapple and citrus. 

6% ABV / 8 IBU / 750 mL

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Animal Family / Foeder-aged Farmhouse Ale

Seven distinct microflora come together in this oak-aged ale to produce a dynamic mixed culture beer. Aged for six months in a Foeder that formally held Cabernet Sauvignon, this beer has earthy and vinous qualities layered with tart stone fruit character.

9% ABV / 27 IBU / 375 mL

Ferme Rouge / Oak-Aged Tart Red Ale

Our mixed-culture farmhouse red ale has bright flavors resulting from a balance of developed malt character, toasted oak and soft acidity. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.


7.5% ABV / 6 IBU / 375 mL


Seasonal Beers

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Dream State / Foeder-aged Ale with Strawberries

Aged for over 6 months in our Cabernet Sauvignon foeder and with 7 distinct microflora, Dream State contains 100 pounds of fresh whole Oregon strawberries per barrel. Full of lush fruit flavor, soft acidity and a complex depth of character.

7% ABV / 13 IBU / 375 mL

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Tree Spirit / Foeder-aged Ale with Tart Cherries

Whole Montmorency cherries combined with our foeder-aged mixed culture ale result in a beer that's layered with complexity and predominant flavors of vanilla, almond and vibrant cherry. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

7% ABV / 16 IBU / 375 mL

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Modern beast / barrel-aged sour ale

A collaboration ale with Modern Times. Brewed with Vienna malt and Denali hops, it was fermented with our house yeast blend and then aged in Pinot Noir oak barrels with Modern Times's own mixed culture. Wild and tropical flavors.

8.5% ABV / 26 IBU / 375 mL

POMME SOUR /  Quince mixed culture beer    Using Belgian Pilsner and German Wheat malts as a base, we fermented this beer with two Belgian yeast strains and then conditioned the beer with Quince fruit, two strains of Lacto, one strain of Brett, and Pediococcus for 6 months. Notes of apple, pear, lemon the unique flavor of quince.  6% ABV / 5 IBU / 375 ML

POMME SOUR / Quince mixed culture beer

Using Belgian Pilsner and German Wheat malts as a base, we fermented this beer with two Belgian yeast strains and then conditioned the beer with Quince fruit, two strains of Lacto, one strain of Brett, and Pediococcus for 6 months. Notes of apple, pear, lemon the unique flavor of quince.

6% ABV / 5 IBU / 375 ML

GOLDEN STONE /  Oak-Aged Ale w/ Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots    A blend of peaches, nectarines and apricots gives a luscious elegance to this farmhouse ale. Prevailing notes of vanilla, toasted French oak & juicy stone fruit.  8.1% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

GOLDEN STONE / Oak-Aged Ale w/ Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots

A blend of peaches, nectarines and apricots gives a luscious elegance to this farmhouse ale. Prevailing notes of vanilla, toasted French oak & juicy stone fruit.

8.1% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

BLACK CAP / Foeder-Aged Ale with Blackcap Raspberries    Seven distinct microflora and an abundant amount of whole Oregon blackcap raspberries combine to create a jammy, medium-bodied earthy ale with bright acidity.  8.4% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

BLACK CAP / Foeder-Aged Ale with Blackcap Raspberries

Seven distinct microflora and an abundant amount of whole Oregon blackcap raspberries combine to create a jammy, medium-bodied earthy ale with bright acidity.

8.4% ABV / 12 IBU / 375 ML

 
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Charles Porter

Little Beast is the culmination of nearly twenty-five years experience brewing for Founder & Brewmaster Charles Porter. His love of the craft and background in biology led him to discover and hone farmhouse style ale. With a keen ability to harness the diverse microflora that ferment our beer and to capture their untamed beauty, Charles creates unique ales celebrated for their originality.  

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Brenda Crow

Brenda is a Portland native, culinary arts graduate and expert in the business of specialty food. Working alongside and promoting farmers, fishermen, and makers, she has passionately followed her belief that great food is the essence of a good life. A Founder & Partner at Little Beast Brewing, Brenda helps guide the ship, sees to the details and spreads the love of craft food and beer.     

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Paul Rey

Head Brewer and slayer of tasks large and small, Paul has been instrumental in making our Little Beast roar. A graduate of the Advanced Brewing Theory Program at the Siebel Institute of Technology, he specializes in mixed-culture fermentation, barrel-aging, and experimental beer styles and has worked at celebrated breweries such as Telegraph, Libertine and Royale. Paul's perspective in life manifests in his approach to brewing: Cultivate the unique.   

 
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Meltdown:

Salt & Straw Meets Little Beast Brewing

June 14 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Beast Brewing Beer Garden | 3412 SE Division St. Portland, OR
Pricing: $6.50 per serving or $18 for all three
6/14 Update: Tickets sales are offline but you can still come in to the pub today starting at 2pm to buy tickets

What happens when you pair the tart, mixed culture fruit beers of Little Beast Brewing with the playful, small-batch ice creams of Salt & Straw? You get the warm fuzzies and the brain freeze at the same time!

On June 14th, from 2:00pm-8:00pm, join Little Beast to celebrate the first anniversary of their year round patio on SE Division St. The Little Beast brew team and the Research and Development team at Salt & Straw came up with three extra special beer and ice cream pairings for the occasion:

  • Roasted Strawberry Coconut Vegan Ice Cream paired with Dream State (Foeder Aged Ale with Strawberries)

  • Sea Salt w/ Caramel Ribbons Ice Cream paired with Golden Stone (Oak Aged Ale with Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots)

  • Double Fold Vanilla Ice Cream paired with Black Cap (Foeder Aged Ale with Black Cap Raspberries)

Purchase Tickets Here!

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PDX BEER WEEK

June 7-17 | PDX Beer Week offers some of the most exciting beer events of the year in Portland. There are more events than are possible to attend, so we’ve created a list of events that we’ll be at, along with a list of what we’re pouring. Come say hi!

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PDX BEER WEEK KICKOFF PARTY

Sat. June 8th, 4-9pm
Mikkeller Pop Up Pub, 701 E. Burnside St.
Buy tickets here

We’re pouring:
• Hot Break (Sour Ale)
• Country Wizard (Super Saison)

Portland Beer Week kicks off it's 9th year with the debut of Mikkeller Brewing Pop-Up taproom at 7th and E. Burnside Street on Saturday, June 8th from 4-9pm. Get a first look at the Danish brewery's new Portland location, their original beers and inspired food menu. The indoor/outdoor party will feature 10 local breweries pouring 20 beers outside, in addition to the Mikkeller beers pouring at the bar. Showing our collaborative spirit, Portland Beer Week has also teamed with the NW Cider Association and Bauman's Cider to offer hard ciders and House Spirits who will be doing free tastings including their new beer friendly Westward Whiskey. The kickoff party will feature multiple food options, two axe throwing lanes and local vendors like Craft Brew Bouquet and artisan s'mores from Nineteen27 S'mores.

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Bean To Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival

Sun. June 9th, 1-5pm
Iron Fireman Collective Building, 4784 SE 17th Ave
Buy tickets here

We’re pouring:
• Dutchy (Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin with Montmorency Cherries and Cacao Nibs)

Beer and chocolate were born to be together. With compatible flavor profiles and a similar production process, artisan chocolatiers and brewers come together in a harmonious showcase on Sunday, June 9th from 1-5pm at the Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival. The inaugural Bean to Bar festival showcases ten Oregon chocolatiers and what makes their product so unique, each will be paired with a northwest brewery pouring beers complimentary to the chocolates. All festival attendees will be able to sample the chocolates, use tickets for beers and purchase bars to-go directly from the chocolatiers!

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Mussels From Brussels

Mon. June 10th, 7-10pm
Grain & Gristle, 1473 NE Prescott St
More information here

We’re Pouring:
• TBA, with housemade mussels/frites sauce

Mussels from Brussels is a friendly beer pairing and dining competition where four brewers compete for the best shellfish, housemade sauce and beer pairing. For only $30, beer and mussels fans are invited to come enjoy a bowl of mussels and frites with a flight of four dipping sauces and four beers from this years participants: Ecliptic Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Lompoc Brewing and Little Beast Brewing. This casual evening pairing showcase is open to the public, and anyone who arrives between 7 and 10pm on Monday, June 10th while supplies last, no tickets or reservations necessary.

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Small Brewery Showcase

Thurs. June 13th, all day
Loyal Legion, 710 Southeast 6th Ave.
More info here

We’re Pouring:
• Dream State (Foeder-Aged Ale with Strawberries)
• Golden Stone (Oak Aged Ale with Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots)
• Rhūs Jūs (Sour Ale with Foraged Sumac, Elderberries, and Elderflower)
• Das Pils
• Wolf Camp (Hoppy Saison)
• Bes (American Brett Ale)
• Fera (Tart Wheat Ale)

With so many great beer being made in Oregon, some of the smaller breweries end up flying under the radar, of getting lost in the shuffle, and that’s a shame. So we’ve decided to have a showcase of some of the breweries we feel you shouldn’t miss. Some new, some well established, but all worth coming in and getting to know. Meet a few different breweries each day, specials on taster flights,
8 - 12 breweries with a couple beers on draft each.

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Meltdown: Salt & Straw Meets Little Beast Brewing

Fri. June 14th, 2-8pm
Little Beast Beer Garden, 3412 SE Division St.
Buy Tickets Here

We’re Pouring: See Below

What happens when you pair the tart, mixed culture fruit beers of Little Beast Brewing with the taste-provoking, small-batch ice creams of Salt & Straw? You get the warm fuzzies and the brain freeze at the same time!

On June 14th, from 12:00pm-8:00pm, join Little Beast to celebrate the first anniversary of their year round patio on SE Division St. The Little Beast brew team and the Research and Development team at Salt & Straw came up with three extra special beer and ice cream pairings for the occasion:

Roasted Strawberry Coconut Vegan Ice Cream paired with Dream State (Foeder Aged Ale with Strawberries)

Sea Salt w/ Caramel Ribbons Ice Cream paired with Golden Stone (Oak Aged Ale with Peaches, Nectarines, and Apricots)

Double Fold Vanilla Ice Cream paired with Black Cap (Foeder Aged Ale with Black Cap Raspberries)

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Self-Distribution Showcase

Fri. June 14th, 5-11pm
Hoplandia, 8600 N. Ivanhoe St.
More Info Here

We’re Pouring:
Sylvesteris (Gose with Oregon Pinot Noir Grapes, Bitterman Salt, Fluer de sel, and Coriander)

Join us for our annual Portland Beer Week event, Night of Self Distribution! Every year we like to honor the small hardworking breweries that sell and deliver their beer on their own.
We will be featuring beers from Block 15 Brewing Co., The Ale Apothecary , De Garde Brewing, Great Notion Brewing, Alesong Brewing and Blending, Wayfinder Beer, Allegory Brewing and more! Full taplist coming soon!

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Beer & Cheese Festival

Sat. June 15th, 1-4pm
Culmination Brewing, 2117 NE Oregon St.
Buy Tickets Here

We’re Pouring:
• Country Wizard (Super Saison)

The 8th annual Portland Beer and Cheese Fest produced by PDX Beer Week and Cheese Bar and Chizu owner Steve Jones is the premiere event of it’s kind! This years carefully curated fest will be held Saturday June 15th at The Bindery Annex building, home to Culmination Brewing Company.

This beer and cheese pairing invitational festival features ten creameries paired with ten breweries, plus artisan chocolate, charcuterie and more hand-crafted snacks that pair beautifully with beer. Each ticket gets you all ten hand curated and paired beer and cheese pairings by master Cheesemonger Steve Jones. Complimentary chocolate tasting from Xocolatl de David and charcuterie while supplies last. Get your General Admission or VIP tickets now for this event before it sells out as it does every year!