Hair of the Dog Brewing Company | Portland, Oregon
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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
World Class based on 164 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: neepsntatties (12) | 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 Cherry Lila from the Stone , Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone 92, Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout 99, Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood 100, Hair of the Dog Little Dog (Doggie Claws) 92, Hair of the Dog Peach Fred from the Wood 94, Hair of the Dog Matt 100, Hair of the Dog Ruth 85, Hair of the Dog XXXX Mild 85, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt 95, Hair of the Dog Adam - White Peach 97, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey 99, Hair of the Dog / Kaapse Brouwers Saison du Kaapse 64, Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) 100, Hair of the Dog Little Dog Light 86, Hair of the Dog Cherry Lila 67, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - 1978 Heaven Hill Barrel 99, Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood 100
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164 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 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
mschoony  (3) Portland, Oregon | June 1, 2010
Amazing beer from a great bunch. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. If you have a time to hit up a dock sale it is an awesome experience and also the only time you can get things like Fred from the Wood, Cheery Adam and even some older Doggie Claws.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Phischy  (57) California | April 1, 2010
Unadored warehouse, although this is a review prior to their move. Sprints charges an arm and a leg for his beer and coming from San Diego I was hoping itíd be a bit cheaper on site. However, I was happy to have Blue Dot on tap and realize itís a great beer. The bottles we get tend to sit for awhile and lose their hop kick. Which is a shame. Was able to pick up Cherry Adam, Fred from the Wood and a few other nice beers to bring back south. I hope the new place is fully running by my next trip to PDX.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
waltersrj  (2) Washington | February 20, 2010
Honestly this was the most awesome brewery tour iíve ever been on. Call before you go in to make sure that Alan is there and head into the industrial part of Portland. Buried between tons of small warehouse spaces in the middle of everything is HOTD. Outside youíll find returned kegs and some ready to go. Alan brings you inside and shows you all of his equipment and will talk with you for as long as you want to stay. I sampled Doggie Claws 09í before it was even sent out for sale, Fred, Fred Flanders, Bourbon Fred, Fred from the Wood, Blue Dot, and Adam. He let me purchase Fred from the Wood and some Doggie Claws to go. Alan is an amazing craft brewer and a truly genuinely kind person. Stop on by to meet a world class brewer, taste some beer, and make sure to get some to go. Next time Iím buying some Dave.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare  (132) Columbus, Ohio | December 17, 2009| Updated September 5, 2013
9/2013: So, the brewery is in a new place apparently. Not far away in a garage-like building, itís now a proper taproom/restaurant. I did samplers of everything I hadnít had before: Lila, Will, Little Dog, Fred Bourbon from Woods. Highest quality as expected from the beer. Had lunch also and it was excellent -- itallian sandwich with cajun sausage on top (my requested addition) was great - perfect for soaking up big brew. Chatted with the bartender for a bit and found out she was Allenís sister and that HoD was still a relatively small operation (20 or so employees). So, different from my original experience, but still highly recommended for any beer geek. 9/2008: One of the strangest and most memorable brewery tours Iíve been on. We called a month before we went on our pacific n.w. trip to see if they did tours and what the hours were. The "they" in this case would be Alan - the owner and, for the most part, sole employee. Alan was like a little mad scientist who concocts wonderful elaborate beers all by himself in a rundown looking warehouse (and presumably transported there by the old vw van pictured). He was very generous with his time - gave us the tour and several samples. A cool experience for sure.
boFNjackson  (71) Portland, Oregon | October 22, 2009| Updated November 17, 2011
[old brewery location] The best brewery in Portland, one of the best in the nation, even world. Alan is hospitable and always makes you feel welcome. This place is insane during any dock sales or open houses. But heíll give you a private tour if you call in advance. Keep doing what your doing Alan, Portland is proud to have you.
KyotoLefty  (582) Kyoto, Japan | September 12, 2009
Ambiance is great in a fun way. Alan was a great host, informative and generous. We got to try 8 beers on tap, three of which are quite rare. A fabulous time and a must do if you can. Buy up any brews you find here. Make and appointment. Some of the best beers around.
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | August 24, 2009
Alan was very kind. Tons of barrels as you come in. We tasted 6-8 beers from tap as he gave us a short tour of the small place and answered our questions. Bottles and T-shirts for purchase. Great brew from a great guy.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate  (180) 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.

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