I was somewhat disappointed with this one. Service was moderate, and food was really tasty, but it felt more like sports bar than a brewpub... Totally felt sold-out. The tap selection was the usually round of Full Sail brews with a few Brewmaster Reserve taps. It was too polished and glossy, felt like I was in a bar in an airport or ski lodge in Aspen. My advice would be to walk two blocks down and head over to the Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom. We walked by there afterwards and I had such a deep feeling of regret. Donít make the same mistake I did.
I did not have a good experience here. Too bad, because physically, it is a nice facility. I went with my wife for dinner, and we elected to sit outside because the weather was nice, and the patio seemed more pleasant than the inside seating. Once seated, we were forgotten for about 10 minutes. The service remained inattentive and detached. Food was decent, but nothing special. I only had one beer, primarily because I sat for almost 15 minutes with an empty glass, and had competed my dinner by the time the waiter returned and asked if I wanted the check. He never even asked if I wanted another beer. By that time I was so peeved, that I just wanted to get out. Itís a brewery for Godís sake!!!! I loved Hood River, but I wouldnít go back here, and there are other options within a two block walk that are much better. Besides, Full Sail is available on draft almost everywhere you go, and they didnít have anything special here that I didnít see on other tap lists in town. I was actually warned by a local not to go here. I should have listened.
On my way to the OR coast with the Fam. We stopped in for a few samples and a quick tour. Also had a Burger. Very clean and nice people. Plus A bonus of 2 Full Sail pint Glasses for going on the Tour.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 2, 2006
Friendly staff sold me bottles to go first thing in the morning before they were open yet. I ended up back there before the end of the day anyway. A few specials, brewed at their PDX location, are available in addition to their regular range. Overlooks both I-84 (bad) and the Columbia River (good) in a big, bright open space.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | June 20, 2006| Updated September 4, 2008
[Fathers Day Brewery Tour 2006]
Full Sail Brewery was a great place to visit for my first Fathers day. My wife asked what I want to do and since it was my day I wanted to check out Full Sail and a few others around that area. Full Sail is quite a drive up the Gorge but once there it was a beauty with a view to die for. The wind was kicking up so the surfers where in Full Sail on the water. LOL Had a great time the tour was awesome that was cleanest place I have ever seen. Loved the tasters and the beer by the pint had some great styles and experimental brews. We had a lovely lunch and enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. Must say the wait staff needs work but I guess the burned out surfer crowd would careless so the old burned out surfers serving surfers is ok. It is a must stop for any beer lover. Plus there are 2 other beer places in town also so it makes for a big day if you wanted to hit 3 within a Ĺ mile of each other.
The people here are great. Super nice and excited about the beer. You can tell they love working there. The food is not very good. Kind of bland, and poor selection. Beer is always good, however not exciting. Brewmasters Reserve is what I end up getting. Who hasnít had their Amber yet?
May 2004: Full Sail was probably a neat little brewery at one time, but now itís getting pretty big, and the feel at their outlet in Hood River is starting to show it. But the view was pretty good and Full Sail makes some decent beers, so Iíd say itís worth a stop.
The patio made a perfect place to spend a perfect summer afternoon. Of course the beer is great, the food is more than adequate, and the service was surprisingly good. Iíd be happier if they had another 10 or so beers on tap, but hey, nobodyís perfect.
Iím kinda biased, cuz I have a family friend who is an original employee/owner. So I get a few deals that others may not. They have the standard fare, plus a few rare things that you canít get at the store. Plus theyíve got a few aged brews sitting around for occasional tastings. Good place to chill.