Medium sized place. Freight train comes through every 20 minutes or so. Friendly. Lots of beer tourists. Reasonable choice of beers.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | September 7, 2010| Updated November 25, 2014
easy access from both west and easy sides. garage door entrance and open/high-ceilinged interior with a half-dozen tables and about 15 bar seats. small kitchen for grub and a few small coolers for bottles (most for on-premises only). taps include fred from the wood, adam, greg, blue dot, doggie claws 07, while bottles include 08 and 09 cherry adam, michael, matt, rose cassis, ruth and a few others. friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. this area is slowly growing into something substantial, especially with the addition of clark lewis around the corner.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 17, 2013
I walked over here from Cascade which is only a couple blocks away. Actually, pretty much everything in Portland is only a couple blocks away. Living close to this place could be bad for my health. Adam and Fred all year long along with experimental stuff on tap to tick (they do small beers with the four big ones: Doggy Claws, Fred, Adam, and Matt). They also have vintage bottles for sale to drink there like batch 1 Adam, albeit for $100. I probably won’t be dropping that kind of money on a single bottle there but I’ll drink the regular beers on tap there again for sure.
Looks like a converted garage, very open and spacious. Can get a little loud. Service was OK and beer selection is primarily theirs which are pretty good. Food is simple but fresh and prices are a tad on the high side. This is a great place if you like their beer, but beyond that no better or worse than any other in the area.
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 haven’t 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.
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.
mcberko (1065) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 18, 2011| Updated April 4, 2012
I love this tasting room. All the regulars on tap (Adam, Fred, Blue Dot and Doggie Claws), plus Little Dog (Fred) and Fred Flanders at this particular time. We also split a bottle each of Michael and Cherry Adam from the Wood, the latter being absolutely outstanding. Service was phenomenal - very friendly woman servicing us. Prices are very reasonable and the quality was of course top notch.
Visited on Tues 6th November around mid day.
Large single roomed venue with a bar to the side and lots of wooden bench seating.
7 HOTD taps and a guest, plus various vintage bottles of Adam and friends for drink in only.
Service was prompt, friendly and efficient and we had some snacks which were good too. Menu was fairly high end and looked good.
Atmosphere was a bit flat but it hadn’t long opened. A large organised tour group of 20 or so arrived just before we departed. Plenty of merchandise on sale. Well reccomended - would like to try on an evening next time, although I imagine it will be hard to find the right balance between too quiet and too busy!
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)
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