Sarlacc83 (59) Portland, Oregon | August 25, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Headed out here last weekend and took some notes.
First, sitting outside, overlooking fields, pastures, and cherry trees, it is hard not to feel transported back in time. The view from the bottle doesnít do justice to the looming nature of Mt. Hood, and really, the setting is pastoral and breathtaking. The brewery has added a small visitor center now, which stops the need to call ahead for reservations, and while I can see this being cramped in winter, summer allows them to move the chairs outside. They have 4 beers on tap, and 4 more from the bottle, and I suppose if I had to express any disappointment, it would be that they didnít have any of their collaborations on. Server behind the customer was knowledgeable and helpful, and the prices are good. But really, come here for the view. I donít think Iíve expressed that sentiment at all.
johnaitchison (1) , | July 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Canít say enough good things about the brewery. Itís a bit of a drive and only open Friday and Saturday, but worth it. Logdson is located in the rolling farmhouse foothills north of Mt. Hood. Beautiful setting with majestic views.
Dave Logdson himself gave us a tour. Iím an experienced homebrewer and still learned a lot. Heís free with information and NO ONE knows yeast and fermentation better. He founded Wyeast and was Hood Riverís first brewer.
The beers were outstanding. The witbier and saison had natural tartness from the yeast strains, not spices. Clean and refreshing. The Bret. beers were more sour, the barnyard flavors were very subdued and well done. If youíre a Belgian lover or a brewer, you canít pass this one up.