Portland's Original Alehouse


An Old Port Staple


Three Dollar Dewey’s was originally opened in 1980 by the late, enigmatic, Allan D Eames. Eames was a famous “Beer Anthropologist”, traveling the world discovering exotic brews & the effects of brewing on various cultures.  It was his thought that beer is what inherently makes us human and has been a driving force in the creation & shaping of modern society.  Eames created Dewey’s to share his love of unique beers with the public. Today, Dewey’s carries on the legacy of Eames through our curiosity & passion for food, beer & people.

“This is all thousands of years old.  It’s the same the world over.  Anyone who has ever walked upright has loved beer, celebrated over it, had talks over it, hatched plots over it, courted over it.  It’s what we do as a species.  It’s what makes us human.  We Brew.”

Alan D Eames

“Beer is sacred business, a mood-altering food substance that may have preserved the human species.  To drink beer is to be human.”

Alan D Eames

“Beer was the driving force that led nomadic mankind into village life.  It was this appetite for beer-making material that led to crop cultivation, permanent settlement, and agriculture”

– Alan D Eames

“Beer is a gift from the Goddesses, a soothing balm given to our species to bring joy and comfort in compensation for the curse of self-awareness, the awful realization of our own morality”

– Alan D Eames

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