Walking Man Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 281
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 30
3.92/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A: Located in sordove a two story barnish/slash old restraint thing you find Walking Man. While the signage and everything is up on the street level the actual beer garden/restraint is down the hill. We walked up with baby and pooch in tow, no problem. Great, family friendly. We walked inside first and checked out some bar seating, pub tables, nice and clean. Outside on the patio is the beer garden which is partially covered and roomy. Laid back.
Q: Over the years I seen Walking Man quality pea, crash, burn and rise again. They always seem to be up and down lately. Nothing spoiled or awful but my Homo Erectus wasn't the same Homo I recall from years ago but I did try a new Summer Rye Pale Ale which was pretty darn good.
S: All of the servers were, somewhat prompt but pretty laid back to. As far as I am concerned the staff was good. I never waited for a beer so I can not complain.
S: About 8 to 10 beers if I recall, mostly mainstays and staples put they did have the Flip Lop Pils which I always enjoy and one or two new creations. Beer to go, no bottles of course. Great stop for good beer!
07-15-2013 11:54:41 | More by barleywinefiend
3.5/5 rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Basement style bar, smallish bar with some surrounding seating.
There selection was around 7-10, but nothing that I really was itching to try after sampling so many good beers earlier on. Not a palate fatigue thing but how many IPAs can you have.
Bartender wasn't particularly pleasant which I always find unfortunate. Get a new job.
Did not sample food, just ate at Everybody's. I had their Rye IPA just because I love Rye IPAs, it was good, not great. Clientele was sparse and did not seem engaging at all compared to the scenes in downtown Hood River.
Wish I would have stayed at Everybody's due to the nicer atmosphere and more exciting selection.
06-18-2013 20:34:09 | More by claspada
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was the final stop on our Hood River road trip day, whilst visiting the fine state of Oregon in December 2011. Making our way amid the torrential rain, through the seemingly quiet town of Stevenson, WA, we found the unassuming brewery on an innocent side road. Going down a flight of stairs, we entered the rather small establishment. Nice intimate atmosphere, sort of like a hunters' lodge, with simple, rustic, rugged decor. We got there just about a few minutes after opening time, and the place was already relatively bumping. A smaller bar seats about 10 people, with a few tables and chairs...I can't imagine more than 50 people fitting in the place, though it seemed like there was an outdoor dining area, but I couldn't really tell what with the ongoing monsoon. Can't say anything bad about the service, and the prices were all reasonable. Beer selection was very good, with all house brews on, of course, and a good variation of styles to choose from among the 12 or so taps. Food was great: I had a pizza, I think a wild mushroom pizza or something, but whatever it was, I remember it being amazing. My wife had just that day discovered how amazing blue cheese was (she never listens to me!), so she indulged in the BBQ wings, which looked amazing as well.
Nothing bad to say about this place, except that it's too far away from me. Easily worth hitting up if you live in the Portland area, and I hope someday to return.
01-23-2012 06:06:01 | More by Rifugium
4.53/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
My wife and I stumbled upon this place just before the new year of 2010 and finally made it back last weekend for our one year wedding anniversary. We love this place. A great ambiance includes some confusing bathroom doors that say Readers and Dreamers. Once you learn to choose either one, it is really funny watching newbies stand and think about which one they should go in.
The pizza we ordered was fantastic, and the service we received was phenomenal. Maybe it was because we had the appearance of beer aficionados, but we got a free, private tour the first time we were there.
It was amazing to find that all of the beer I sampled was above average. ALL.
10-17-2011 23:25:21 | More by Outlawshaw
3.38/5 rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Ok, so imagine your friend decided to start a brewery. The only problem, is location. So, he decides to turn his mom's house into the brewery and put a bar in the basement. He then puts some tables and chairs is the back yard. That is what Walking man felt like to me. I was expecting this, so that is ok.
The food is better than expected, the service is fine, but slow. The drive out to Stevenson from Portland is the highlight. We went for the beer, and we felt a bit dissapointed. I had the 10 beer sampler, that covered all the Walking Man highlights. I found most of the beers good, but nothing special. I had heard so much about Homo Erectus, that I ordered a Pint, so if it was any better. I didn't even finish it. I even brought along my growler so I could bring some beer back to PDX, but I decided not to. I would mind going back if I was in the area, but I don't think we will ever head that direction just for Walking Man.
05-30-2011 02:01:15 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
On a trip to Oregon, I was staying in a hotel near Stevenson so we decided to stop in to the city to get some dinner. After dinner, we walked around town and stumbled upon this place.
It's an old cabin looking place, and down some stairs there is this awesome beer garden area with outdoor seating. It was a beautiful night and the place was hopping.
Inside my dad and I sat at the bar and each ordered the sampler. That came with some small servings of the pale ale, oatmeal stout, and IPA. It was all fantastic. The standout was certainly the Walking Man IPA. It was pretty incredible.
If you're in the area, this place is a must.
12-01-2010 20:40:38 | More by ajsuper1221
3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Went here a while back while in Portland. Just a hour or so drive up the Columbia Gorge to this place. Got there 15 min before they opened and there were people waiting to get in on a Sunday!!! Thought to myself this must be a good sign. There is a beer garden type area outside that people can sit but we ended up going in and grabbing a booth inside. Service was very good, I ended up having a sampler, they had a great selection...didn't expect them to have so many beers there I guess. I think the sampler came with about 9 beers on it. Had some of their pizza which was ok...nothing to write home about but it filled us up and its not like we came for the food anyways. Overall this is a cool place with beer just as good if not better than anything you will get in Portland. Take the scenic drive up the gorge and check it out.
11-14-2010 18:23:15 | More by loren01
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere is great, not a ton of tables but some great detail work in the bar. Lots of wood, some iron work on the tables and stools.
Mostly high quality taps. Good selection. About 12 taps I believe. Always a good balance between the styles.
Service has been excellent the two times I've gone. Even when busy the servers are attentive. Order times have been good and growler fill times even better.
The pizza is tasty. The food is mostly greasy. Would be nice to see some healthier options.
The patio is nice outside in the summer. Wish this place opened earlier consistently. Doesn't seem to open the doors until about 3 but that's okay. Always worth the drive up from Portland, especially for their IPA selections.
11-06-2010 06:45:00 | More by djbreezy
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here during a Columbia River Gorge camping trip last October. A short drive from Ainsworth State Park in Oregon, over the "Bridge of the Gods," I found Walking Man to be a quaint, unobtrusive little nook that could have passed for an old-time general store. There's a nice patio outside the lower level, complete with some hop vines growing along a trellis that outlines the entrance to the bar. The inside / bar area is pretty small - tiny bar with a few tables and booths. On this particular afternoon it was kind of dead, which was a bit of an atmosphere killer. There did seem to be quite a few out-of-towners, though, which was kind of a surprise. The beer selection was all Walking Man - I had the Pale Strider and a Crosswalk Wheat, and was very satisfied with both. I also had a pizza, which wasn't overly tasty, but was enjoyable - after a long day of hiking it did the trick. If I make it back out to the Portland area again, I'll definitely make another trip. Great beer here, for sure.
09-14-2010 20:02:47 | More by jpro
4.13/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
A trip to WA allow me and a few friends to visit Walking Man on a semi cold spring day. Easy to find and close parking, Walking Man was a pretty small place with some seating inside and a pretty big outside area. There was a good side bar and some seating there as well, but we decided to enjoy the outside instead.
A decent selection of American and English style beers. We tried a few samples but ended up going with pints all around instead. I ended up getting the American IPA and the Barleywine. Both were very tasty with a good west coast hop character. Of the beers everyone had they were well above average. We did have some issues with the Stout but the table was split on the off notes.
We ended up getting pizza, which turned out great. The salmon pizza by far was the best and definitely recommended for anyone thinking of going. The staff was a touch slow with getting refills and etc, but that is ok. We weren't in a hurry. Overall a good time and would suggest a visit if anyone is travelling there.
04-16-2010 18:07:32 | More by Oxymoron
Walking Man Brewing Co. in Stevenson, WA
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.