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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting RoomHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

135 Ratings
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.59%
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 9,719
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 8
Bottles: 15
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

61 SE Yamhill St
Portland, Oregon, 97214
United States
phone: (503) 232-6585

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hairofthedog

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

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4.6/5  rDev +5%

I had the pleasure of visiting the old location last May; ramnuts took me around the city and Alan was gracious enough to open the "tasting room" for us.

I was lucky enough to visit the new location twice (again, thanks to ramnuts) on a recent Portland trip. It is located in the industrial East Side, a few blocks from Lucky Lab and other Portland joints. A man with a bike could drink really well within a few blocks.

The tap lineup is exactly what you'd come to Hair of the Dog for: an assortment of Adam, Fred, Greg, Blue Dot, and two rotating / vintage taps (last Wednesday, Fred from the Wood '10 and Doggie Claws '07). I'd love to drink those beers on tap on a regular basis, though I have yet to meet the man that can enjoy a pint of Adam and walk straight. I think it's $2 to $3 for a 3oz taster glass and $6 for a pint of most beers. Now, for someone from the Bay Area, that's reasonable, but for Portland that is a little pricey, so I've marked it accordingly.

The bottle selection is superb and is fairly priced; or at least it is fair to me since I can't find any of that stuff elsewhere. Only the regular beers are available to go; the vintage beers and even magnums are for on-premise consumption only, which seems hilarious and irresponsible, but I'm told people have consumed full magnums in large groups. Go figure.

The food selection is ramping up. I saw a screenshot of the original menu when the taproom opened a few weeks ago; it was sparse, to say the least. Alan has now spruced it up with a cheese plate, a meat plate, a meat and cheese plate, bread & butter, and apparently a rotating entree in the range of $20. Given his background as a chef, I think one of those entrees would be fantastic and would pair well with his amazing beers. I did not actually try the food there, though I will next time.

The place is packed pretty quickly within 30 minutes of opening. It's well lit, has a nice crowd, and as mentioned above, it is within a short distance of other beer places, so it radiates Portland Beer Culture.

Wendy, the bartender, is quite friendly. She is very attentive re: drinks and was quick to fill our waters / take away empty glasses. Alan seems willing to talk if you catch him, though it's obvious he is not a people person.

A must-see place in Portland. Don't leave town without going here.

09-08-2010 07:05:14 | More by Arbitrator
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-19-2014 18:29:44 | More by tufetuf
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-19-2014 01:45:13 | More by Lucnifter
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Great place and great beer.

08-17-2014 01:45:28 | More by mabermud
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room in Portland, OR
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