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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 7,829
Beer Avg: 4.07
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
61 SE Yamhill St
phone: (503) 232-6585
11:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday
Brewery and Tasting Room (new location) - opened August 2010.
Former address (this location closed in early 2010, moved in spring):
4509 SE 23rd Ave Portland, OR 97202
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Came for the Burbon Fred and Adam from the wood release. After all the morning chaos died off I decided to return for lunch hoping they would have Adam from the wood (they didn't) and to try some food. I have to admit the menu was a bit intimidating, was very fancy for a brew pub. I was almost not going to order food when the server said they had a special for lunch (open faced turkey sandwich) so I gave it a try which I was extremely thankful for. Great food, great atmosphere and great beer. They have vintage beers in bottles for on site consumption and a vintage draft selections. I will return soon!!!
11-13-2011 01:49:19 |
More by Pwnzilla
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The new location of the taproom looks new with lots of metal/steel throughout. I like the layout, very uncluttered and inviting, in a strange way. Wraparound bar and a few tables in the rest of the space. The bar is nice, as it is very long but wraps completely around in a long "U" shape and uses the space well.
Beer is great, as is to be expected. Had some special taproom only beers that haven't been bottled, including fruited versions of Fred. Prices were very reasonable and tasters of anything are available, which was nice. Selection was impressive the time I was there. We were on our way to other brewpubs, otherwise, I'd have stayed here all afternoon.
Service was attentive and helpful. I tried the pickled vegetables and they were tasty. Apparently Alan Sprints is a big fan of pickling things, which I can not argue with. A nice little bar snack.
Definitely try to come here if you are in Portland. Located in an industrial area near the waterfront, it is well worth visiting.
They also had a small vintage bottle list that allows you to try things that have been long sold out, including Matt, Cherry Adam from the Wood, and Michael. On premise consumption. A nice treat.
11-09-2011 06:48:29 |
More by colonelforbin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I came for the Doggie Claws, I stayed for the Mac & Cheese.
Visiting Portland last weekend, the Hair of the Dog was my first stop. I am currently on a Barleywine kick and I have been excited about trying Doggie Claws.
Someone in the past here mentioned that the taproom looked like an old warehouse in an industrial part of town. It does look like an old warehouse for sure, but the interior and the surrounding neighborhood feel more like an area of town that is being revitalized. It is quite a comfortable, open and bright space with a view of downtown Portland out of the giant window on the western wall.
The quality of the beer overall was excellent. In addition to my big tulip glass for of Doggie Claws I also had the "Walk the Dog" flight of Adam, Fred, Blue Dot and Little Dog. It was $7 for 3oz. pours of each.
The bartender was fairly busy while she worked, but was still able to take the time to discuss each beer in the flight when she dropped it off. After a brief conversation with her, she was also kind enough to add a 3oz. pour of the Adam from the Wood. I also had time to chat with one of the managers there who was very informative and hospitable.
The selection was a bit underwhelming, only eight beers on tap. There was a small bottle list as well, which included '05 and '07 Doggie Claws for only $15 a bottle. Some other aged selections were there as well and they all seemed reasonably priced. The problem, however, was that I had a busy weekend planned and I could not manage to get back to the taproom before 8:00 on Thursday and 10:00 on the Friday or Saturday. The very early close was a bit of a disappointment.
Anyhow, on to the food - which was a pleasant surprise. I went for the mac & cheese with pancetta. At $10 it seemed a bit pricey, but my portion was enormous, filling and very tasty. The pancetta was a small let down, not as flavorful as I thought, but the rest of the cheesy, breadcrumbed bowl of pasta was worth the $10.
If you're in Portland, make a stop.
11-03-2011 01:55:33 |
More by StoneTSR
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here with the wife on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon.
Similar to a number of other breweries in Portland the tasting room section is relatively spartan looking with concrete floors and picnic tables outfitting the scene. Not the most original looking place but certainly nice.
If you've never tried HotD beers before then do a little research prior to going. These beers are not for the faint of heart and it's unfortunate to read piss poor reviews of the place given by people judging them by more typical brew-standards. That being said, if you have an open mind, HotD brews adventurous beer that is absolutely fantastic. These are big-dog beers with only 2 out of the seven beers we sampled weighing in under 7% abv (4 out of 7 were 10% +).
We walked up to the bar and asked the bartender for a sample of everything, which included a taste of Fred on the Wood (barrel aged Fred). There wasn't a less than spectacular brew served leading to an intense debate between the wife and I over which was the top of the heap.
Service was wonderful, cheerful, and snappy. Didn't have a chance to try the food, though I've heard nothing but wonderful things, even from HotD beer naysayers.
Overall, we really dug this place. Friendly service and great beers made for a happy time. Definitely a "don't miss" Portland spot.
09-15-2011 17:45:03 |
More by matylight
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This was my second stop on my trip to Portland last weekend. I got excited when I spotted the giant Bulldog Head logo from the car and even more excited when I walked into the large commercial garage space. The bar seemed to seat around 20+ people and ample tables were available on the side. About 8 tap offerings plus some vintage HOTD bottles were available for purchase. I was lucky enough to visit at a time when Adam From The Wood was available (although not listed on the menu) and Wendy our server smiled warmly and nodded when I asked if it was still available. Food menu seemed good but we were less than impressed by the presentation of the plates and overall taste of them. All in all this was a great place to hang out and talk to friendly locals while sipping on killer brews. One of the top 5 bars in the city in my humble opinion.
09-07-2011 03:25:21 |
More by koopa
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
In a small building in an industrial area of Portland they are serving some of the best beers out there. I was lucky enough to try a Fred from the Wood and Fred, and both were amazing. The atmosphere was amazing, you could sit and enjoy a beer with having to scream over the loudness of others like at other bars. The service was also great, I felt free to ask at any time for another beer. One of the best things was that the beer was really inexpensive at $4.50 for a 13 ounce beer that sits at 10% or higher. Overall, this place was pretty amazing; definitely a great place to hangout.
09-04-2011 07:32:00 |
More by PaulStoneAnchor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Yeah, this place was te highlight of my trip. Had the opportunity to have Cherry Fred from the Wood. Cool vibe there! I was there around the daytime, having multiple bottles off their vintage list. I love the fact that hey serve verticals of most of their beers! Matt, Michael, Doggie Claws, Fred from the Wood, Cherry Adam, etc.. The bartender was beyond friendly. She gave us a bottle of the Rose Cassis '05. They acknowledge people who love their beer. They gave us insights on upcoming beers/batches. Can't wait to go back. This place is a must!
08-08-2011 00:17:28 |
More by PlinyTheKid
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
My wife and I were in town for the OBF. Limted hours of 2-8, we arrived at 2 on a Friday. We ended up googling Hair of the Dog and ended up at a dog wash on the other side of the town so that was frustrating and odd! Had some trouble finding a parking spot and locating this place, but was worth the work!
I sampled Little Dog, Blue Dot, Fred, Adam, Doggie Claws, and '09' Cherry Adam from the Wood. The taster glasses were really cool, and we ended up buying one. All the beers were great and unique. My favorite was the Blue Dot Imperial IPA! Also enjoyed the Adam and the Cherry Adam. Little dog was an experimental beer that was easy to drink. The Fred was a little sweet for me and the Doggie Claws was a good barleywine. The prices are were a little high, but paying for quality. My wife loved the Ruth.
The service, although a little short handed was very good. It was in a neat warehouse that I guess is relatively new. The bottles to go were cheaper here than most of the liquor stores in town, so we ran up a pretty good bill. Didn't eat, but the food looked and sounded excellent.
Would highly recommend this place, worth all the hype!!
07-31-2011 17:29:02 |
More by SalukiAlum
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
They stole my idea for a NW BA Gathering but I am not going to hate..just never visit again.
A: Wife and I strolled in on a Sunday after FredFest, grabbed 2 seats at the bar and immediately felt very welcomed. Guy at the bar was very knowledgable and had been at FredFest the night before. Staff was in the know when it came to beer. Found out one of the worked at Lucky Baldwins and the other lived down from me in Santa Barabra. The mainserver knew her HotD for sure. Great atmosphere!
Q: It is HoTD. To me nothing in the NW touches it. All beers I ahd were phenom!
S: Like I said, GRAND. Never waited for a beer and they were always on top of it with a great attitude. They loved what they do!
S: Holy shart man. All of the HoTD staples and a bottle list for drink on premises only that would make any beer nerd have a wet dream. I had a 09 Matt, 09 Cherry Adam and 07 Fred from Wood. Took home growler of Blue Dot.
Best of the best!
05-16-2011 23:49:46 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Visited this place twice when I was in town for a few days. I am a big fan of HotD beers, so to enjoy them fresh from the tap and the verticals of the rare barrel aged versions available in bottles was a treat. The food is very good, approaching decent restaurant quality. They have a small kitchen with a chef preparing food to order. The beers are super. I was waited on by Wendy both times, who is very friendly and helpful. I had a great duck confit with greens and the next day a beet salad with greens and goat cheese. The only limitation is that they just serve HotD beers, but that was not a problem for me. Enjoyed an '08 and a '11 cherry Adam from the wood. The vintage bottles can get quite pricy.
05-07-2011 01:04:56 |
More by Beerenauslese
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