Hopworks is one of my favorite breweries, they have an amazing happy hour with great food at crazy low prices. Most of their beer is wonderful, the service is ALWAYS fast and friendly. It feels like home. If youíre an IPA fan, try their IPA.
billk (60) Coeur díAlene, Idaho | August 30, 2011| Updated October 20, 2011
This place didnít work for me. The servers seemed condescending, the "Czech pils" was creamy, malty, sweet, not good (I like a Pils to be dry, and crisp tasting). The cask ESB was OK but not at all remarkable.
The pizza was really bad. The salad dressing was the best part of the salad.
Really cool (and busy) bicycle-themed Portland beer destination. Holds a ton of people sampling their organic beer and delicious food. Very family friendly, but comes off a bit like a restaurant experience rather than a brewpub. Food was good, but the noise level (sans music) was really high at our upstairs loft table. Beer selection was big, but nothing really stood out to me besides the organic nature of their product - which isnít exactly unique in Portland.
soul11man (54) Portland, Oregon | August 14, 2011| Updated September 22, 2011
I give HUB props for being environmentally conscious ie: using windpower, recycling, creating organic beers and using local ingredients. Plus their beers are wonderfully crafted with great variety. They are also one of the only breweries to slip into the SE quadrant of PDX. Biketobeer fest was a great event here promoting biking in PDX. There were 1000ís of bikes throughout the day. They had a wide selection of 15 different beers on hand for this event.
Visited this place with my brotherís family and was completely impressed with quality and selection of beer, not to mention we took his 4 year and they had a fun place for him to play while we drank. Coodoos!
Large, modern, hip brewpub. Open, ski lodge like atmosphere.
Solid to exceptional beers, staff rather intolerant in their explanations of the beer- if you donít get it the first time, they roll their eyes.
Menu interesting, but did not partake. Recommend to incorporate this into the second day of a Portland beer crawl, but I will not return.
adnielsen (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 14, 2010| Updated July 20, 2011
Some interesting hoppy beers but I really wasnít feeling the atmosphere with the bike rims everywhere. If youíre doing a brewery tour east of downtown, I would drop by here.
Hopworks is located in the southeast quadrant of the city and is not only completely organic brewpub, but they also make vegan pizzas with Daiya cheese! After getting all excited about that, I never actually had the pizza, but I think itís awesome that they have the option for those who donít eat dairy. The pub was going off when we got there around eleven. Hopworks has an industrial, mountain bike theme going on with lots of welded bike parts and metal mixed with unfinished wood decor. I decided to go for the sampler, and have to say that I was overall very impressed with their beers. Their HUB Lager, a helles, was very impressive, as was their Pils. I love a brewpub that can make a good pale lager; it shows the true skill of the brewer. The Hopworks IPA is also a standout, as is their 7 Grain Survival Stout, made with seven grains including quinoa, kamut, and rye. Itís a normal strength stout, but has all the flavor if most imperial stouts, maybe even more. Hopworks also had a couple beers on cask, which I like to see at a brewpub. Overall, I was quite charmed by the place. The beers were mostly excellent (the imperial black esb was questionable) and I really dig their eco ethos and commitment to cycling. Hopworks proves that you can be an organic brewery and still brew quality beers in the standard styles. I would never have guessed that they were organic by tasting the beers, and with my past history with organic beers, thatís quite a compliment. Count this as another one that I would love to drink a mug of their delicious lager at on my next trip.
In my opinion, the best brewery/brewpub in the Portland city limits.
Every beer is excellent. You canít really go wrong. Standouts would be:
Ace of Spades Imperial IPA
Galactic Imperial Red
Plus any from the standard line up!
The food is also top notch pub fare and locally/sustainably made! Pretty extensive menu including salads, sandwiches, wings and pizza.
Came by here on a weekday afternoon for lunch and beers and was not disappointed. The beer sampler platter had a good mix of seasonal and year-round brews to try. My favorites were the Lager, Pale Ale, IPA and Black IPA. Definitely the best Organic beer that Iíve tried up to this point. Also ordered a brat sandwich and cajun fries that were quite good. I would definitely frequent this place often if I lived in the area as itís one of the few brewpubs that offers lots of healthy food options (salads, vegan pizzas, etc) as opposed to nothing but greasy meat and fried stuff.