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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
BA SCORE
97
world-class

150 Ratings
Ratings: 150
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.27%
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 10,045
Beer Avg: 4.05
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

Notes:
HOURS:
11:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday
CLOSED MONDAY

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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

botanu, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

satchit, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

This place is what I thought it would be...I've heard great things about the new taproom and I was not dissapointed in the least. On my recent trip to PDX this is the one place I knew I didn't want to gome home without visiting. I've had many Hair of the Dog beers in the past and thought they were all the bees-knees. So we visited hair of the dog after a heavy night of pub crawling in PDX....cause you have to be hung over to visit a place called Hair of the Dog. This place is the ultimate beer snob brewery...they serve nothing that is even mediocre...everything here is top notch. I had an Adam beer which was excellent then a couple Blue Dot's the second was from a newly tapped keg and there was tons of hops floating around in the beer....was the best IPA i think I have ever had...I want to move to PDX because of this place!!

loren01, Oct 24, 2010
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

g_jenkins, Dec 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

lupercmda, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Chevchelios, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

tufetuf, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

kamikazeokami, Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Admbmb92, Aug 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

jackmax, Jun 12, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +13%

Decided to make a stop by Hair of the Dog during my winter vacation to Oregon and it was awesome!

Atmosphere: located in the industrial area of Portland, the neighborhood does not have much eye candy to offer. Yet, looks can be deceiving since this area has some amazing breweries hidding. Unlike the downtown area, parking is easy and the brewery is easy to spot. The inside is a basic warehouse with a bar and tables. Nothing over the top by def enjoyable.

Brews: Hair of the Dog offers awesome drinks. Most have a hoppy taste minus the trademark hoppy bitterness. If you like the malty sweetness, you will be very surprised by these brews. We ordered tasters of all brews available: Fred, Ruth, Adam, Blue Dot, and Doggie Claws.

Food: the food was awesome. We ordered a plate of pickled vegetables (we were told that they had been pickled by a local deli). I have never enjoyed myself so much over pickled anything before. We also order a delicious Brisquet. Probably one of the best Brisquets I have tried. To wrapped things up, we finished our meal with the Bread Pudding (the sauce was based with Doggie Claws beer). If you like Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws, you are going to love this Bread Pudding.

Service: the service was amazing. The bartender was witty, which a great knowledge over the beers. She was patient and talkative. What makes things better, we ended paying $24 for all the food and drinks we consumed. Nothing says great brewery more than a place that truly caters to the consumer.

If I have anything to be critical about this place, it would their operation hours. It is opened between 3pm to 8pm. If you can over look this minor oddity, then you have a great stop waiting for you.

MuttKDC, Jan 05, 2011
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4.9/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

F: Good!

Best of the best!

barleywinefiend, May 17, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

JC271, Oct 18, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

Beerenauslese, May 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

CaptainQ, Jun 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Nildo, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

I go here regularly because there are few other places where the quality of the beer, food and service are all world class. Atmosphere is very cool and unique.

Beer: The regular taps are great, always 1 barrel aged beer available for a $9 glass. Adam, Fred are always available and they're always putting new experimental stuff on tap as well. The vintage menu is where it's really at! 2013 Matt is the best $18 you can spend in Portland on beer. 2002 Fred is amazing as well. If you're feeling very adventurous you can drop $50 on a 1994 Adam.

Food: Beef brisket. It's unreal and it will go great with a dark beer like Adam. The pastrami sandwich is another favorite.

Service: I've heard complaints from others on the service here but I tend to get the same couple servers who recognize my face and are incredibly friendly.

anteater, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Adamnimmo, Apr 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

johnny5martini, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

TimoP, Jan 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Been here only twice and wish I lived close. The beer speaks for itself in the consistently high ratings. The food is on par with a lot of options, and very good quality. Then you have the vintage beer menu, come on, you're killing me! I want all of them! Not unless you want to be carried out, you must choose only a couple, there will be more, again. Great merch, quality service, nice atmosphere.A must visit.

stouts4me, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Kurmaraja, Dec 20, 2013
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ms333, May 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Hair of the Dog does make some really good beer. Many people that are on BA know about their hard to find stuff and those of us who are able to hit the place up know how good we have it especially with special events and or great releases from the wood. The place itself is a typical large bar/brewery.

A really great thing about Hair of the Dog is that you can order from their "vintage" selection. That list contains beer they have had aging for years and even the recent releases that have sold out. I've ordered a lot of beers on that list over the years, however if you do order from it you have to drink it there. They do let you keep the bottle if you like though!

Of course the best thing about Hair of the Dog is the beer. They usually have Fred, Adam, Ruth, Lila, and a "special" beer such as Doggie Claws, Will, or other beers that are made in smaller batches than say the regular beers. On top of that they offer barrel aged beers which is their from the wood series. Usually it's just one at a time but most of them are top notch. Beers like Matt, Otto, Adam from the Wood, Bourbon Fred, Maple Fred, the list goes on. These beers are more expensive but usually well worth it.

On top of the draft selection and the rotating "from the wood" selection and the "rare" bottles you can also pick up bottles to go. Usually it's their regular stuff however they do release limited stuff for the current year. Also you can pick up swag as well. Now if you are hungry they do have a decent selection of food to order. I've had their mac and cheese and I was impressed. It wasn't the best I've had but it was pretty good. Their deserts are really good as well. I've enjoyed a lot of the bread puddings I have ordered that's for sure.

So in closing if I was to tell someone hitting Portland for the first time I'd tell them Hair of the Dog would be my top 4 places to hit up. I love the beer at this place and if your lucky you'll be able to get something really special on the rotating "from the wood".

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 04, 2013
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Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room in Portland, OR
97 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.