Hopworks Urban Brewery

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555  (90) Phoenix, Arizona | January 1, 2012
Nice little brewhouse with tasty menu items, solid service, and bottles available to go. Lots of west coast hoppy brews. My wife was a huge fan of Ace of Spades. Kind of a hippy vibe. Everything organic/locally grown. A bit out of the way but glad we visited.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
notalush  (405) Denver, Colorado | December 17, 2011
Huge brewpub in a semi-suburban area of town - reminded me a bit of the Heartland locations in NYC, but with a "we are Eco-friendly and ride bikes" kind of vibe - staff was attentive and quick, despite the fact that it was crazy busy - 10 beers on tap, available as one flight for 8.50, which would be the deal of the century if the beers were better than they are (and if they had more interesting styles) - some were okay, but most were mediocre and/or downright boring - did not have the food, so I cannot comment on that - an okay spot - would probably be great were it not in a town like PDX - I would recommend passing on this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dresden  (119) Saskatchewan | November 20, 2011
We went here for lunch with our infant son, they were very happy to give us a nice quiet spot. Food was excellent and the portions were huge. We ordered a sample tray of beer and the waiter had no description for any of them "ummm it’s good." Luckily most were self descriptive and I just looked up the others on my phone. Almost every beer was top notch. This would probably be a regular stop for me if I lived anywhere nearby.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
eliidubya  (7) Portland, Oregon | November 8, 2011
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 you’re an IPA fan, try their IPA.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
billk  (60) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho | August 30, 2011| Updated October 20, 2011
This place didn’t 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben  (127) State College, Pennsylvania | August 16, 2011
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 isn’t exactly unique in Portland.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
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 1000’s of bikes throughout the day. They had a wide selection of 15 different beers on hand for this event.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
comptonrc  (6) Albuquerque, New Mexico | June 12, 2011
Visited this place with my brother’s 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | April 11, 2011
Large, modern, hip brewpub. Open, ski lodge like atmosphere. Solid to exceptional beers, staff rather intolerant in their explanations of the beer- if you don’t 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
cubs  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 14, 2010| Updated July 20, 2011
Some interesting hoppy beers but I really wasn’t feeling the atmosphere with the bike rims everywhere. If you’re doing a brewery tour east of downtown, I would drop by here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | September 22, 2010
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 it’s awesome that they have the option for those who don’t 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. It’s 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, that’s 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.

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