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Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 8,435
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
506 Columbia St
phone: (541) 386-2247
Tasting Room and Pub is open daily from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm for lunch and dinner.
Brewery tours are available daily, free of charge at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.
(Place added by: Jason)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this place on 3/23/2010.
This pub is basically a medium sized space carved from the corner of the Full Sail brewery in Hood River. Despite that, the atmosphere was pretty good.
The beers were plentiful and for the most part very good. I can't get Full Sail back in Illinois, so they were mostly all new to me. Had a sampler plus a few pints. The hoppy beers were decent but nothing over the top. The session lagers and the malty beers were generally better, with the RIS standing out as the best of the night.
Service was friendly and prices ranged from surprisingly low to medium.
The food was also quite good. I had the fish sandwich and it rocked.
All in all a don't miss spot if you are anywhere near Hood River.
03-24-2010 17:05:47 |
More by spointon
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
After being super-impressed with Double Mountain, we walked about a block or two to Full Sail, which has a totally different vibe altogether, although they share the same wonderful view. Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the planet, how could they not offer a great view? But the smell...
More on that later, but first, the beer. Wanting to scale back a bit after two big 10.8% beers at Double Mountain, I decided to go for Full Sail's Berliner Weiss. It was a great choice too, pretty much true to style and just fine on its own without the German tradition of added raspberry syrup (which Full Sail doesn't offer, just sayin'...).
The place is pretty large and a bit less neighborhood-ish than Double Moutnain. Full Sail's beers are popular and a long-standing fixture in the region, and I won't deny them their place in craft beer history, but sometimes this sort of place seems less for the beer enthusiast and more of a touristy thing. Full Sail itself caters to both pretty well, and there was nothing to regret about our visit. Except maybe the smell.
We sat on the deck/patio overlooking the river, the mountain and train tracks. It was a gorgeous day and I think we were all glad to be there. But a curious smell was wafting in from somewhere. Could've been the smoke rising from the roof to our left (which is where they brew, I'm assuming) or the train that was passing by below us. It was the smell of burning metal and hot rubber. Kind of weird, and not ideal, but it didn't exactly ruin the experience. Would I go back? Yes, but only if Double Mountain no longer existed, as that's the better destination of the two, no doubt.
05-20-2009 13:49:12 |
More by Metalmonk
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
First off, this place has just an awesome view of the Gorge. The lead in from a brewery tour is an awesome transition. There is an abundance of merchandise and beer to buy. The staff is friendly and the service is good.
There was a decent selection of beer on tap when I visited. Session Black had just been released. Out of the taster tray I had nothing let me down. Even the standard Amber was spot on.
Met a group of friends here who were headed home for a concert. We had a great time and tried just about everything on tap after a brewery tour which was top notch. Tons of detail and impressive bottling line and warehouse!
05-19-2010 03:44:21 |
More by djbreezy
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$
Full Sail's public house is located right downtown, walking distance from pretty much everything (as well as the other two brewpubs).
Brightly lit, doesn't have a real good pub atmosphere. Flat panel tvs on the walls playing sports. Lots of tables packed in there and pretty noisy.
Just sat at the bar for drinks. Service was pretty poor. Hard to get a sampler (as i saw other BA reviewers write). Even hard to get a little taster. Bartender looked like we were ruining his day when we asked for a taste of a beer that wasnt in our sampler. He wasn't busy either, not like we were interrupting him, sheesh.
Long story short. Stop by here for some beers while your in town, but if your hungry go to Big Horse brewpub or if you want excellent atmosphere go to DoubleMountain brewpub.
09-27-2007 01:17:33 |
More by SurlyDuff
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3 | $$
The Full Sail brewpub feels more like a commercial restaurant in a tourist town than a brewery. It’s a really nice space, but it’s more for families than people traveling around scouting out beer haunts. After sitting at the bar for a while, I had a strong urge to go antiquing.
The beer is absolutely solid. The place is solid. There is nothing wrong with it. There is just nothing special about it. (And there's other better places that are more meant for beer dorks , like Double Mountain and Pfriem).
08-05-2013 04:18:41 |
More by Fluffheady
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped for a beer at the Full Sail Brewery and Tasting Room while traveling to Portland. It was rainy Friday afternoon.
It's a production brewery located on a hill overlooking the Columbia River. We skipped the tour and made our way to the pub in the back. It's a small but nice place with huge picture windows. Tall tables and bar space, and of course the brewery memorabilia on sale.
Service was good. We were just having a couple of beers, and grabbing a few hard to find bottles to go.
Selection is limited to Ful Sail brews, but they did have a couple of limited releases that will not be bottled. I had a limited release IPA.
Value was good. Under $$4 for the pints, and bottles at less than grocery store prices.
I'd love to stop and spend some more time at this place, especially on a nice day.
05-17-2011 18:04:32 |
More by RJLarse
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
While visiting Portland for the Summer Brew Festival, we drove the 40 some miles eastward along the Columbia to the Full Sail Brewery. It was well worth the drive. The food was good and we were able to view the wind surfing on the Columbia River from our table. We were able to venture outside onto the patio deck to catch some fresh air, even though it smelled good inside from the brewing taking place. We also took the tour of the brewery, which was very informative and well-coordinated. We sampled most of the beers and each one was great. If you're in Portland, make the drive to Hood River. You won't regret it.
01-01-2004 16:59:02 |
More by ChappyCubsFan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by for a late lunch on 8-9-10 after enjoying a late morning/early afternoon enjoying the waterfalls off of the Columbia River Gorge scenic highway.
The overall atmoshpere was good, you walk past the fermentors and a substantial giftshop on the way to the Pub. We chose to sit outside which afforded a spectacular view of the Gorge, unfortunately I-84 was a detraction as it sits between the Pub and Gorge.
Quality was good all the way around. Ample room in the Pub itself, looked to be very inviting to hang out when the weather was not as spectacular.
Service was good, our server was knowledgable about the beer and was timely despite being farily busy at the beginning of happy hour.
Selection of beer was good, approximately 8-10 beers to choose from.
Food was very good, I had the fish and chips which was good but a bit pricey at $15. Da Boss had the Fish Tacos which were very good.
The overall experience was good, glad we continued down the highway to experience one of our tailgate beer staples. Would recommend if you are traveling to Portland.
08-12-2010 14:38:58 |
More by arizcards
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
The Full Sail brewery offers tours on the hour from 1 to 4, and after your tour you can come to the pub to try the beers and get a bite. During my visit they had about six or so beers available, as well as a couple of Henry Weinhard's beers that are currently being brewed at the Full Sail brewery. (I believe the Hefeweizen and the Amber Light are made here; the others are made somewhere in California.) One handpump, which was pouring Pale Ale on my visit. Some of the smaller releases are actually made at the satellite brewery in Portland, and then brought out here to the taproom. The pub itself is not much, just a medium sized room with standing bar and tables, and a patio. The whole thing overlooks the Columbia River, though, which is a splendid view with glimpses of the Washington Cascades in the background. Service was friendly and chatty. I did not try the food. You can buy Full Sail gear (t-shirts, frisbees, maybe some windsurfing paraphernalia?) and of course, the beer in bottles. Sometimes they have deals on cases. I saw one guy step up to the bar for a growler fill-up. I wouldn't go too far out of my way to visit the pub, but a day visit to Hood River (to check out the windsurfing or the orchards, or to hike around the Columbia River Gorge) would be perfectly complete with a quick tour of the brewery and a pint at the pub.
06-13-2004 23:29:49 |
More by Thrasher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Every time I'm near Hood River this is a must stop place. Down the long hallway to the back where the deck and pciture windows give great views of wind surfers and if you are a rail fan the Union Pacific mainline. Drink beer, eat good food, watch kites, and trains. On a hot summer day the only better place is up in Parkdale at Elliot Glacier.
Have to admit that I travel by brewpub. If a town does not have one then there is no need to stop. Problem in Oregon is that they are not space far enough apart. You leave Edgefield leaving Portland and before you know it you are in Hood River with at least four place to taste.
They always have the newest and freshest beers on tap in the tasting room. And if you need take out they always have specials.
Try a new Full Sail with one of their appetisers and then have something for dinner. It is typical pub food but the staff here really enjoy their jobs. And everyone trys to treat you like an owner would because they are. A great employee owned brewery and a great place to meet friend.
03-27-2005 05:32:27 |
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