Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 9,582
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
4.64/5 rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
One of my good friends had been pumping up how money the Full Sail Brewery was and I just kept nodding my head not answering for weeks. I grew up here in Portland and have seen the brand since I started quaffing the nectar. Maybe I had it when I was too young to know or maybe it could of been a beer of pops but I didn't give them much respect.
After visiting the homey atmosphere of the brewery and tasting a number of their beers I have changed my tune. The ceilings seemed a little low but other than that it was comfortable and the wood all around was nice. It also had a beautiful view of the Columbia River.
The quality was very good. I sat at the bar and bent the ear of one of the tenders who happened to be a brewer so it was great to talk to someone who was in the know. He was very knowledgeable and could speak to the intricacies of the brews. I had four different varieties of some tapped beer and they were all excellent. I think they had over 12 beers on tap and the Nitro Wassail was money. The best part about it was they were $3 a pint. I will definitely go back hopefully when the sun is shining so I can sit on the deck.
12-14-2007 05:56:00 | More by cswhitehorse
4.48/5 rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Amazing view of the Columbia River Gorge.
Pretty attentive and friendly service.
I really enjoyed my steak sandwich at very reasonable prices.
I see 17 beers on tap.
I would recommend going here. I had a great lunch, and then I hung around for the afternoon.
I recommend the tour. This brewery has a great history.
10-18-2013 20:51:40 | More by ummswimmin
4.44/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
11-13-2011 07:54:06 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.38/5 rDev +12%
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
4.28/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this place on 3/23/2010.
This pub is basically a medium sized space carved from the corner of the Full Sail brewery in Hood River. Despite that, the atmosphere was pretty good.
The beers were plentiful and for the most part very good. I can't get Full Sail back in Illinois, so they were mostly all new to me. Had a sampler plus a few pints. The hoppy beers were decent but nothing over the top. The session lagers and the malty beers were generally better, with the RIS standing out as the best of the night.
Service was friendly and prices ranged from surprisingly low to medium.
The food was also quite good. I had the fish sandwich and it rocked.
All in all a don't miss spot if you are anywhere near Hood River.
03-24-2010 17:05:47 | More by spointon
4.25/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
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.
11-22-2009 12:09:31 | More by Tucquan
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub in Hood River, OR
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