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Beer Available At Hair of the Dog Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Hair of the Dog Michael 97, Hair of the Dog Matt 100, Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Hair of the Dog Ruth 89, Hair of the Dog Lila 91, Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood 99, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) 100, Hair of the Dog Pannepooch Reserva 95, Hair of the Dog Cherry Michael , Hair of the Dog Pannepooch , Hair of the Dog Little Dog (Doggie Claws) 92, Hair of the Dog Fred Flanders 95, Hair of the Dog Bob 98, Hair of the Dog Jim 2008 93, Hair of the Dog Maple Bourbon Fred from the Wood 97, Hair of the Dog Red Dot 93, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Hair of the Dog Little Dog (Adam - No Smoked Malt)
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kbodnar77 (1) | November 25, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Hair of the Dog Brewing Company location is tucked back in an industrial part of SE Portland, and can easily be missed if you do not know what you are looking for. HOTD is housed in an old warehouse, and the exposed beams and industrial steal give it a very strong ambiance. The wait staff are very friendly, and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy yourself. Donít take that to mean they are pushovers though, and believe me, they can give it as well as they take it! I had the Reuben Sandwich, and it exceeded my expectations for pub food. We were not there to eat though; we were there to taste the menu of beers which constantly ranks in the top 25 worldwide! The beer also exceeded my expectations, which is hard to do, considering I was expecting a top 25 worldwide beer. HOTD does have a solid list of their most sought after beer, however they are only available for consumption in the bar, and they are a bit pricey. With that being said, tasting many of the beers is a transcendent experience, in particular, I really enjoyed the Otto! This is easily one of the top five locations in Portland for beer, if not the best!
boamr (11) Allentown, Pennsylvania | November 20, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best place in Portland if you ask me. Great food, killer vintage list and great tap selection.
Brentv (11) Portland, Oregon | November 19, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is the bar and tasting room of perhaps the best brewery in Oregon. The rough wood beams support the ceiling of the building in the industrial east side of Portland, convenient and just off Interstate 5. There is a bar and tables, and a large picture window through which you can view the brewing operations. Staff are pleasant. The beers, while not so many in number, make up for it in excellence. Adam and Fred and Doggie Claws are just excellent and worth the trip into town. Owner and operator Alan Sprints is often present and talking with customers. This place should definitely be on the list of anyone in the Rose City who loves beer.
daknole (350) Scottsdale, Arizona | November 8, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow (100) Ottawa, Ontario | November 8, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on a Tuesday for dinner before the 20th anniversary festivities. Food was tasty and reasonable, beer was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Served was very friendly and knew a lot about the beer and between the tap offerings and the vintage bottles you can get your hotd wants filled fairly easily. Have to highlight the pickle platter which is a large selection of various pickled veggies, the cheese platter is also decent but the meat plate falls a little behind even though it still goes well with the other two.
Suttree (150) Knoxville, Tennessee | October 30, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Iím never really sure how rate selection. In a place like this itís limited numbers-wise, but of course the beers they do have are outstanding. I went ahead and scored it pretty high. Excellent service, too. Didnít eat, but had a great time here.
GT2 (477) Riverside, California | October 23, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Big, brand new location for this top brewery. Really nice food menu to boot with some good barbecue, mac n cheese. Brisket was excellent. Tap list is small, only HotD house beers, which isnít necessarily a bad thing. Not many things on tap that you canít get in bottles. The Lila on tap was disappointing. Little Doggie Claws was very impressive. They always have a "from the Wood" tap, which is very nice so you donít have to always be trading or spending vintage bottle prices to try those. Ambiance is crowded, popular, modern. High ceilings and nice decor. Alan said a quick hi to us while we were in line for the Matt release and told us we were crazy for lining up so early. We were there way too early. He was right. Servers were pros all around. They have some seriously good training.
after4ever (215) Brier, Washington | October 21, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Alan took a moment to lend his creative thinking and ideals to the kitchen, and now the staff there runs with that. Meanwhile, heís still making a lineup of high-alcohol ales that serve beautifully and often cellar even better than they serve when fresh. He has single-handedly revived at least one old-world style that had been ignored even in the old world (adambier), and pushed forward many interpretations of german, Belgian, and UK styles. Heís especially known for aging many of his beers in oak barrels, with great success.
What this means when you get to the pub is that you have a whole page of various vintages of interesting high-test ales to try. Some are expensive, some are very old. All are good, many are great. The tap list covers current offerings--thereís usually a great IPA (Blue Dot), some experimental stuff, and some more-familiar styles. We had a fresh scotch ale and a fresh heller bock, which were both excellent (HOTDís first lager!).
The food is also exceptional, and amazingly cheap. Without a doubt the most value of anything we ate in Portland this weekend. Among the ~10 of us over two long visits, we had head cheese (wonderfully rich and balanced), mac and cheese every possible way, short rib chili on a brisket sandwich, smoking hot duck wings, sour cream pie, cheese plates, charcuterie plates, and probably a couple other things. Iíd order every single thing again. 99% of the ingredients are local, the bread is spectacularly dense and chewy, the meats are all of very high quality, and everything is prepared and served by people who care.
The fact that most of the entrees are in the $8-$10 range is almost a head-scratcher, given what other places charge for food thatís half as good. The staff are funny and friendly and nice, and we absolutely had a ball. Every time I am in town, I will be here, and I will often toast their excellence from afar. It doesnít get any better than this.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 18, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
What everyone else said...come for the beer, stay for the beer. Food is darn good too.
Smurf2055 (52) Seattle, Washington | October 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Sort of a beer mecca, itís a smallish place, and I hear it gets really slammed sometimes, but when I was there the servers were friendly. Taplist is decent, vintage bottles (1500 for Dave anyone?) and growlers of some of their beers. Worth a stop or even a trip to Portland. Great stop
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