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

hogfodder  (34) Portland, Oregon | 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.
theisti  (667) Kansas | November 9, 2015
Visited during dinner time on a Tuesday. Big space, located on a corner, just over the bridge from downtown Portland. 4 picnic tables located outside, big U shaped bar, and plenty of seating throughout the big room. 12 beers on draft, along with vintage bottles on sale for on-site consumption. Additionally, the recent release were for sale to go (Putin and Adam from the Stone). The food menu is chef driven, I ordered and enjoyed the Chuck Norris duck wings. The pour of Fred I had was well over 12 oz in a tulip, and I believe was only $4.95 so appreciated the prices. Great vibe, knowledgeable friendly service at the bar. Hair of the Dog was an early influence for me as I was getting into craft beer, and it was great being able to finally visit.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 8, 2015
Finally made it here! 3 oz tasters for 2 bucks and change. Vintage bottles. Whatís not to love!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn  (688) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 1, 2015
Itís a small warehouse, with nice timber beams, pillars, counter, although the kitchen island disturbs the sight; very relaxed atmosphere, although at the time of the visit the music was not always the best, at least the level is very soft and the conversation is possible. The food selection is small but I hope I will manage to try it someday. Wifi available.
I feel like being in the belly of America. Said so, itís a pilgrimage place, but not the most impressive one.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
mmark  (43) gedera, Israel | July 5, 2015
Not a wide choice, but Most of their beers, other when IPAís are exceptional. IPA is below average.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 2, 2015
Perhaps the crown jewel of the Portland breweries. Cool industrial space with a really open feel to it. U-shaped bar and plenty of tables all around the outside.

Perhaps a little hard to judge the service here as they let our group in early, gave us some free tastes, and a tour for the RBSG group. But all well appreciated and everyone who came in later seemed to be well taken care of.

Kind of amazing, even shocking, that these guys basically havenít updated or improved anything in 20+ years since they started in the early 90s. Everything basically done manually, by hand, with no automation.

The beers here, are mostly good. Though of course I sought to try some of the random new stuff I had not had before, so some of those were misses. But overall good prices on everything and some cool tap room only offerings as well as lots of neat bottles.

The food here was also quite good as well, which I was a bit surprised by for some reason. Highly recommend a stop for lunch.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | June 28, 2015
Its hair of the dog! First of all, street parking is quite easy, which is nice. Place has a smallish outdoor patio and a large open interior with tables and a "U" bar. There is a side bar as well, but be aware that you wont get waited on there. Once I got a seat at the bar, service was solid, not amazing. Taplist was pretty awesome, including a few things I had not tried before. Bottle list for onsite was similarly awesome, including a lot of aged HOTD bottles. Plus of course that $1500 Dave. They still had Adam FTW to go when I was there, which was like icing on the cake. Food was solid as well. Great place. Wish the AC worked a bit better.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
empedokles  (54) , Sweden | June 1, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | May 17, 2015| Updated October 19, 2015
I had very high expectations for this place. And it was more than I expected. After a short walk from the downtown over the bridge we arrived to this magical place. It was Tuesday just past midday and there was plenty of space to sit. The service was impeccable. Very friendly lady brought us tasty food and amazing beers. There were lots of old vintages of their greatest beers available. I had for example Matt which rocketed to my RB rating #1. They also had Dave but $1,500 was a bit too much. Altogether 8 taps, 7 own ones and one 3 Floyds when we visited. My absolute favourite in Portland and one of the best in the world. Definitely worth visiting. A revisit in October. No need to change a thing. She even remembered us.
shoulderbroken  (268) Tokyo, Japan | May 6, 2015
Great place. Nice selection of beers available, including plenty that you can only drink on site. Pretty big but a nice atmosphere. Next time, I think Iíll spend longer here. Thanks to Doug for showing us around this day.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
marcus  (188) Sacramento, California | May 3, 2015
I come here every year for Fredfest and sometimes in between. There is a nice horseshoe bar with a dozen or so taps of excellent to great beers. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This is one of the Portland beer geek centers. Kudos to Allen.

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