Tucked in at the corner of NE 8th St and NE Alpine St, in the old granary district - a light industrial area, you'll find the Grain Station Brew Works. They've only been open a few weeks. The place has a nice, open, barn-like feel with heavy wood counters and tables inside. It has great lighting, an aside area with dart boards, and generally a good, open, welcoming feel. Windows along one side displays steel brewing tanks.
They do a great job of brewing their own stuff. I had the NutRed, Bet The Farm IPA, and the Grain Station Stout. All very good... served in a generous imperial pint glass. They also have a list of guest beers, but why bother. A great find for craft brew enthusiasts. This place is already becoming a local favorite, based on the head count both evenings I was there.
The food is good, soon to be great. They're still getting a feel for the kitchen. They make their own pizzas, see them hand tossing the dough. I had the curry chicken sandwich on marbled rye. It was quite good. Don't pass this place up when doing your crawl through town.