Brewcycle Portland’s Back Pedal Brewing is set to open this spring on the exact same block as the new 10 Barrel Brewing Portland location, just two doors down on Northwest Flanders and 14th. Brewcycle has been offering rolling pub-cycle powered brewery tours for a few years in Portland, and in November 2013 the company opened a taphouse called The BrewStop at its headquarters. The BrewStop is no more, and owner Chris Lins tells me that crews will be pulling out the kitchen to replace it with a 3.5 bbl brewery.
BrewStop essentially served as a starting and ending point for Brewcycle’s tours with 24 rotating taps, a kitchen, and full liquor bar so people could keep the party going, and a handful of flatscreen TVs made for a good spot to catch a game. The space even offerred discounted shots and cocktails. Perhaps competition was too tight, or perhaps because the Brew Stop was surprisingly hard to see, Brewcycle has decided to start over with a brewery and tasting room that will still be the main hub for Brewcycle tours.