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Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & PubFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 10,040
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

506 Columbia St
Hood River, Oregon, 97031
United States
phone: (541) 386-2247

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fullsailbrewing

Notes:
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

tjcamm, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of bditty187
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%

Touristy. Family friendly. A “safe” place to visit in Hood River. We stopped on a Saturday around 11:30 and the lunch rush was starting. A handful of families were having lunch and groups of people were enjoying beers looking at the awesome view.

Plenty of beers on-tap, great variety. My fresh hop pilsner was killer!

We didn’t eat. The food did look good, for what that’s worth…

The vibe, while, touristy, was nice… warm and laidback. Our bartender was quick and friendly.

I’d visit again and recommend it. Not a beer geek destination but if you are in the area you’d be foolish not to visit.

bditty187, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%

Amazing view of the Columbia River Gorge.

Pretty attentive and friendly service.

I really enjoyed my steak sandwich at very reasonable prices.

I see 17 beers on tap.

I would recommend going here. I had a great lunch, and then I hung around for the afternoon.

I recommend the tour. This brewery has a great history.

ummswimmin, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jaydoc, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of elcrawl
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

this is a pretty popular place to get a bite to eat, it's always packed and often there is a pretty big line waiting. lots of families with small children. that said, it is pretty busy and loud, not a place to go with a hangover. the food is pretty decent, mostly burgers and typical pub fare. the beers are mediocre. service is pretty good, for as busy as the wait staff is they are pretty attentive. but for all the good places to eat and drink in hood river i'd have a hard time justifying going back.

elcrawl, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Fluffheady
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%

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).

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%

A: We stopped in on a busy Saturday shortly after they opened and it was already very busy with a table wait of 3o minutes. Eeek! I could tell there were lots of visitors like myself and beer rookies abouyt the place. Busy, talkative but not loud but sordove cramped. The view was ok. Decor was pub/brewery style and it was a clean, well lit place.

Q: Well, I only had a half pint of 2012 Old Boardhead but it was quaility for what its worth. Quality and Full Sail, well, enough said here. Never really had a terrible beer from them.

S: Ah. Girls working the tables were busy, cramped and lacking on beer knowledge.

S: I give them credit here. they did have a good selection, of pub only drafts, vintage drafts, standards and seasonsals. They also plenty of bottles to go, many vintage Old Boardheads.

F: Was pretty good, priced well. No issues.

barleywinefiend, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Jester
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%

This was my third free-form (go where ever without a real schedule) trip to Oregon, and my traveling companion's first trip there where I introduced her to Full Sail Beers & Ales. After looping the state down the coast, then Crater Lake, then back up through Bend, on to Hood River we found ourselves at the Full Sail Brewery a little late for the tour so we settled into the Pub for some food and of course something to drink.

It was a quiet Fall afternoon on a weekday and we were the only ones in the pub. Our beertender/waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable about Full Sail, and helpful in helping us sample a variety of brews. I had a pretty tasty sandwich and everything was very reasonably priced. I couldn't resist picking up a set of Pub Glasses while I was there. The view of the Columbia River is beautiful, even on a somewhat gray and blustery day. I will be going back again the next time I'm flying in or out or Portland as it isn't that far (about 60 miles, or about an hour) from PDX airport on a gorgeous drive (with scenic waterfalls) out I-84 to the scenic town of Hood River and the Full Sail Brewery.

Well worth the visit.

Jester, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

My primary reason for going to Full Sail was to take the brewery tour. While waiting for the tour my wife and I ate lunch in the pub and found it to be quite a pleasant place. The high point is the view over the Columbia River. The pub itself reminded me a bit too much of the standard sports bar you could find in virtually any corner of the world. The food was decent (not a ton of vegetarian options on the menu, unfortunately) and there were several beers available in the taproom that Full Sail does not make available outside the pub. Overall I am not a huge fan of Full Sail's beers, but some of the limited releases and taproom-only choices were quite interesting.

The tour was interesting, although the brewery was not functioning when we were there. The guide was great and since there were only a few people on the tour there were lots of opportunities to ask questions. The only downside was that they no longer have free tastings at the end of the tour... apparently too many people were "abusing" the policy. So now they hand out free pint glasses. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.

KimenTshom, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Stationed up on the south bank of the columbia river, Full Sail has a spectacular view. The interior of the bar is clean and tidy. Outside deck area is very comfortable as well. I stopped in with some friends to get a bit of lunch the. Went on the brewery tour. Our tour guide was a nice guy, though at times it's seemed as if he had done it so many times the words were beginning to loose their meaning. We had a small group so we got him a little detailed from his talking points and were able to carry some cool conversation about full sail and thier beer. Back up at the pub, the tour guide popped in, tha Jed us for taking the tour and gave us some little trinkets and brewery swag. The bar offers almost all of Full sail's offerings as well as one or two pub specials. Their whole lineup is solid, so if you're visiting from out of state, try a sampler. The server was a young woman who was attentative and pretty quick with service. (though I haven't been there at one of the more busy times) food is on par with places like Deschutes public house, it's better than average pub food.

gkunkle, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%

Stopped in here briefly during our Hood River day trip, desiring to give more time to the smaller names of microbrewing in the area. Still very glad we took the time to visit Full Sail, as their Black Gold was among the best brews I sampled in our short week in Portland/Hood River/Corvalis.

Atmosphere is pretty contemporary / casual dining / family friendly, with an obvious nautical hybridish type theme. A small bar seats hmm maybe 10 people. Tables and chairs and an outside dining area, but there was still a line of patrons waiting outside to be seated, and this was mid-afternoon. Service at the bar was just fine. There were about 10 beer selections on tap, as well as house beers available in bottles, available also for take-out in the merch area. Prices seemed decent. Didn't get a chance to sample or even look at the food, as we had lunch earlier at Double Mountain.

Full Sail is definitely worth a visit (especially if Black Gold is on), although I prefer the more laid back atmosphere of the nearby Double Mountain and to a greater extent, Big Horse.

Rifugium, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

First of all one of the better tours I've been on was here, as you got both the history of the brewery and also a somewhat more detailed account of what goes into beer (generally on tours I get one or the other). I visited the brewpub the night before the tour and judging by the staff initially it seemed to be highbrow... a perception that was misguided. Struck up some healthy conversations with the locals and tried a great barrel aged beer amongst others in a solid line up. I liked the selection which seemed to have a few rarities, but considering their beer isn't sold in Wisconsin I'm unsure. I really appreciate the grass roots basis on which the brewery stands and hope to one day regularly buy their beers. For now though, I will have the memory of a pleasant visit to one of Oregons most finest breweries.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Nov 13, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

I stopped in for lunch and a beer on the way to Portland, from Idaho. Skipped the tour and went to the pub and tasting room.

Arrived mid afternoon on a Saturday, it was very crowded and I could not get one of the cherished window seats for a view of the gorge. The indoor are was medium sized, nothing special about the decor, it was more sports bar than brew pub. Nice outdoor seating area on a concrete patio with a few umbrella tables.

Beer selection offered the Full Sail main stays and a few pub exclusives. Food menu was pub average, with some nice appetizers, limited number of sandwiches and salads. The pub burger was very good.

Service was good, nothing spectacular you had to drag information from the server. She could have been a little more talkative and offer some suggestions. Not sure of her beer knowledge other than "yeah thats a good beer".

Overall it was a good experience, enjoyed a couple of good beers and had a nice lunch.

dtivp, Sep 22, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

RJLarse, May 17, 2011
Photo of Elimination
4/5  rDev +2.8%

We have visited this oregon staple a few times over the last year. As one of oregons founders, leaders, and innovators of craft beer its nice to see that they dont have a very high end thought of themselves like some other brewery's.

A huge warehouse building near downtown, sprawling over a few blocks, its quite the sight. Entering the brewpub itself down a wavy hallway, its very inviting, open and has a great view of the river.

Service has always been friendly, very knowledgable, and helpful. Food is pretty good, a bit higher end for the area I would say, but still rather inexpensive and delicious. Beers seem to be the regular lineups, with a few seasonals, and one of's. I wish they would have more than just the regulars, I love to go to a well established company and try beer that is not well established at all, but having a pint of even something classic where its brewed is still great.

The tour is really where this place shines, one of the best we have been on. Very knowledgable, able to answer questions, and you even get a free pint glass at the end! We've been on it twice, once was a day when the plant wasnt really operating, the second they were in full production. Unlike many other brewery tours you get to be right beside everything, right in the middle of the action versus walking on high balconies just watching.

Wonderful place overall, wish it was closer so we could visit more often.

Elimination, Mar 09, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

arizcards, Aug 12, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

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!

djbreezy, May 19, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

Swung by with a bud yesterday for a tour, and a customer at work told me their burgers were hella good.. so already knowing they make my favorite go-to beers... I had to finally make the drive...

- Nice "in-brewery" pub... set way back so a view of the Gorge can be seen... I sat at the bar... which I must say was very basic, and functional. I loved seeing the drainage pipes from the taps in painted black pvc above the glasses...

- Quality is Full Sails best trait. The food? I loved how simple the burger was... but yet the beef stood out that much more. Top notch meat... and actually hard to come by even in the ground beer world. I started w/ a small glass of Spotless IPA with my meal... took the awesome tour w/ Randy.. and then came back for a pint of their pale (which is a favorite) which I actually don't think I have ever had on tap.

- Not very chipper attitudes... but better than most bars these days... I wonder if to be a bar tender you must be addicted to opiates... man... but hey.

- Food was great, and my bud loved their steak sandwhich... which he added cheddar to... for me the beef quality was seriously top-notch... the rest?.. typical pub food.. which isn't a bad thing. I find food in pubs to be better than a lot of big establishments.

Great beer prices as always, and seriously decent food prices... all around great drive, and worth the tour. I love Full Sail for their down home atmosphere and work ethic. It's nice to see a reminder of what I love so much about Oregon, Portland... and just good work and friends.

Docer, May 12, 2010
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4.28/5  rDev +10%

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.

spointon, Mar 24, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -6.2%

Made a trek to check out the Full Sail brewery in Hood River, only an hour or so from Portland. The tap room is nice with hardwood floors and brass fixtures and an awesome view of the Columbia River.

Beer selection was good they had the standard Full Sail brews as well as Wreck the Hall, Wassial and a Holiday blend Wassial. Staff new there stuff about the beers the were serving, just not very friendly in my opinion.

Food was excellent. They had burgers, seafood, some light italian and mexican, as well as fried foods and sandwiches.

They also had 22s and growlers to go at reasonable prices.

If you are a NW beer drinker worth the trip to see one of the original Oregon brewers places.

madtappers, Nov 30, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Whenever I'm in the area, I look for an opportunity to visit the Hood River pub. I try to get a table at the window overlooking the Columbia river and the gorge walls on the Washington side. It's a nice but not spectacular view since the brewery and other commercial building are between the pub and the river.

The room is of moderate size and always looks clean and well kept. The bar is functional but not flashy.

The food is good and I typically will get the Full Sail Burger or the Tempeh Veggie Burger.

The host/hostess, bartenders and waitstaff have always been as friendly as can be. Big thumbs up for them.

I've reviewed their beers elsewhere but suffice it to say, I'm always pleased with the seasonal selections and the mainstays.

Great beer, good food, good view and a killer staff make this a fun stop. Wish I could get their beers in my homestate of Pennsylvania.

Tucquan, Nov 22, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Stopped in for lunch while visiting Hood River. The atmosphere is not too unique - more of a sports bar vibe, but nothing that really detracted from the experience. I was there right after hop harvest, so they had a couple of their fresh hop ales on draft - I tried both, and while they were both good, neither really super-impressed me. But they have a pretty wide selection of their beers on draft - which I could've tried more. The food was pretty average - I had a chicken quesadilla. Service was on-point - the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers served - and let me try a few samples. It was nice that they have a pretty good bottle selection available to go.

jpro, Nov 02, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Metalmonk, May 20, 2009
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Well, the view of the Columbia River alone is definitely worth the trip to Full Sail. We sat next to the window and had some pretty decent grub and a few pints of stuff they didn't bottle. It was worth the stop in just to check the place out. They do tours every hour but we wanted to check out Double Mountain so we took off. Service was decent, our waitress knew nothing about beer and didn't even talk about the beers we ordered but whatever.

The bartender was cool though, I asked for some Session Lager stickers and he gave me a handful.

indiapaleale, Feb 21, 2009
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub in Hood River, OR
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.