Hair of the Dog Brewing Company | Portland, Oregon
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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
World Class based on 157 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon United States 97214 [ print map ]
503 232 6585 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30 AM - 8 PM; Fri & Sat until 10 PM

Mayor: douglas88 (9) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 8

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Hair of the Dog Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Hair of the Dog / Siren Half Mast , Hair of the Dog Michael 2012 (Pinot Barrel) , Hair of the Dog Michael 97, Hair of the Dog Dave 100, Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Matt 100, Deschutes Conflux No. 1 - Collage 99, Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred from the Wood 99, Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) 100, Hair of the Dog Fred 99, Hair of the Dog Pannepooch Reserva 99, Sixpoint Barrel Aged Signal Smoked IPA , Ecliptic / Stone White Asteroid 96, Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett (Port) 99, 10 Barrel Peanut Butter Imperial Porter , 10 Barrel Russian Imperial Stout with Raspberry Sour , Upright Small World Saison 94
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157 reviews for Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  87%
 Selection  84%
 Food  81%
 Value  81%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate  (178) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | August 11, 2009
Ah...finally. I was able to meet Alan. What a nice man. In a way he is talkative, but also in a way he is reserved. Slightly hard to find. A very interesting experience given the owner gives the tour, and pours you some great beers. Alan even cracked open a 25 and 26 year-old Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale! Also, we brought some Georiga beers for Alan which he appreciated. Had Fred from the wood and bourbon barrel Fred, and the Flanders experiment brew. All were nice. Again, I am not used to this considering it was a very intimate tour. Small brewery but has a unique touch. When you first walk in you are hit by barrels stacked to the ceiling. The brewery is not huge, but nice. Alan was awesome the brewery is awesome, and this was an awesome experience.
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 25, 2009
After reading the laudative reviews, I figured this place was an absolute must. It kinda was as we had the rare chance to try Matt and Greg with description from Master Sprints himself. The place is basically a pilgrimage, extremely hard to find in an ugly industrial remote part of town. Once inside, you need to squeeze yourself through the hundred or so barrels loaded with elixir. What pulled you here is the beer and Alan was kind enough to offer us free samples of the 5-6 beers he had available on that day. Sorry, no Dave available. It was a nice experience which Iím glad I did, but I was not totally thrown to the floor even though I consider HOTD my favourite brewery in the USA.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
JoeTheYounger  (49) Lake Arrowhead, California | July 9, 2009
Called to setup same day appointment. Went with my Dad and Brother. It was a little tricky to find, but my GPS guided me there. Alan was sitting in the warehouse reading a newspaper waiting for us to arrive. He gave us a personal tour and let us try about 5 different brews on tap. The last one he let us try was Matt, which is one of the best beers I have had. The aroma was simply amazing and the taste was unbelievable. He was very cool. I ended up taking about six bottles with me to go. I have never had such a one-on-one personal experience from the owner of a brewery. He even let me get a picture with him. If you live in the area, this is a must visit. Just make sure you call ahead.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
sealfriend  (18) , New Mexico | December 19, 2008
Stood outside for a long time on a cold November morning but they made us breakfast! How nice!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | November 29, 2008
I wouldn’t call it a must-stop unless you’re feeling Meccaic. But it’s certainly even more personable than AleSmith, though not as laboratoryish. I put in a food rating because they made us breakfast on Cherry Adam day!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | November 18, 2008
Alan was good enough to make time to visit with my wife and I on a Tuesday afternoon (election day, and in the midst of a fourteen hour brewing session). Located in a large warehouse area on the wrong side of the tracks, we spent about five minutes trying to figure out how to get inside. Lots of HOTD staples on tap, entirely free, including Greg and early bottles of Cherry Adam from the Wood. Alan was a very kind and gracious host, if a bit busy. Really enjoyable stop, and a chance to see a highly successful commercial brewer who still does pretty much everything himself, and masterfully. Pretty much the greatest collection of beers and cellarables anywhere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe  (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | August 14, 2008
Unforgettable experience. We called Alan for an appointment and could stop by that afternoon. It was very hot that day, also in the brewery. He was showing us around and let us taste incredible brews. Also a sneak peak at some new brews. We also shared an aged st. bernardus abt 12. Very friendly. Donít make an appointment ahead, Alan likes it not planned ahead, but on the day itself.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 3, 2008
Visited on a Monday morning. We didnít really have an appointment, although we had called Alan several times to let him know we were wanting to stop by. We took a chance, and he was there and showed us around. The place itself isnít much to look at, but it was still cool nonetheless. Alan could not have been a nicer guy to us, and gave us generous samples of the HotD beers. And those beers were great. He gave us a tour, was very intelligent and informative, and it was a great experience. A must-stop destination if in Portland, but be sure to have an appointment.
hogfodder  (34) Seattle, Washington | May 19, 2008
Great beers, not much doubt about that. But Iíve never understood the high rating for HOTD as a place. As a place to go, there are considerable limitations in every category that is considered the base criteria for rating places on ratebeer. Many of the people who have rated it so highly appear to have visited when there was a special event of some kind, be it the ratebeer summer gathering or what have you. And that is truly where Alan is at his best. If you can go there on the right day at the right time, he is very hospitable and it can be a fabulous experience. But for a day-to-day place to hang out &/or drink a variety of good beers, I think it is grossly overrated for the average joe beer tourist, or local beer lover who is not part of ďthe sceneĒ. If you want to go here and get that tops-in-the-world experience, make sure you contact the brewery in advance and see if theyíll make arrangements to entertain you. Otherwise you might be really disappointed. The out-of-the-way location and occasionally sporadic hours can be annoying when you show up and canít even get in.
BuckeyeBoy  (155) Boise, Idaho | January 26, 2008
Just getting around to logging some of my Place ratings. Have be in Hair of the dog 2 times. The first was great. Alan gave me and my wife a tour of the place. Let me sample all of the Great stuff he has there. Even the GREAT DAVE WOW. The second was a quick stop picked up a case of some 07 stuff. Alan is a great guy. If you are in Portland YOU HAVE TO STOP IN. I wish we could get some HOTD stuff in Boise.

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