I'd give NO stars if that were possible. I see that Amnesia is endorsed by the Mercury as a staff favorite. I hope they review their decision and investigate the unfortunate actions of the owner directed towards both customers and staff. I used to think this place was great, super laid back, different experience than other breweries, with decent beers. Now, I am disturbed at a recent visit where the owner was visibly drunk, yelling disturbing obscenities about someone he fired. Immature at the least. But who wants to patron a place like this? Grow up!! And while you're at it make a beer that tastes the same batch to batch. The following is a review I found that compelled me to write this in the first place, I can't believe someone else had a more unfortunate experience than I did:
Owner is horrible
I used to come here fairly frequently. I loved their spicy brat with any of their delicious IPAs. No more...
My wife and I were recently sitting at the bar finishing our beers, almost ready to leave. There were about 4 other people there that sunny afternoon. All of a sudden we hear someone around the corner in the back ranting about someone he'd apparently recently fired. Example phrases were "I'm glad I fired the b*tch. She's just a f*cking c*nt." Everybody in the place was shocked, and the waitress/bartender was clearly embarrassed. My wife got up and peered around the corner to tell whoever it was (turned out to be the owner) that everyone in the place could hear him and that he might want to keep it down a little if he was going to use such offensive words. The owner's wrath immediately turned on my wife, as he shouted at her "This is my f*cking place and I can say whatever the f*ck I want to." Then he yelled at her to get out and that she was 86ed from the place. As we got up to leave, after she walked out and I was headed to the door, I heard him call her a "c*nt" and I turned and told him calmly "That's my wife you're talking about, and she does not deserve to be treated like that." His (not unexpected) response was "F*ck you, you're 86ed too. Get out of my bar."
Later, when I saw he was away, I went back in to tip the waitress. She looked horrified at what had happened and apologized. I told her it wasn't her fault and that I was just sorry she had to work for someone like that.
I've never been 86ed before. I'm a nice guy, and I wouldn't be angry if I'd gotten kicked out for being a dick. I used to love this place, but I will never go back, even if we somehow get the apology we deserve. I can't support a person that treats people like that. Besides, there's PLENTY of great beer in Portland. Right up the street there's a new place, Prost! that serves awesome German beer and even better spicy brat sandwiches. Don't waste your time at Amnesia unless you're into abuse and supporting abusers.
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