Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1834 Main St
Washougal, Washington, 98671
United States

(360) 335-1008 | map

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slander from New York

4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Portland play day yesterday; today we’re getting out of town. Somewhere. Anywhere. Everywhere. Okay, not everywhere, but over the river to the Washington side and up to Hood, fo’ sure. Working our way up the Columbia and starting with Logsdon, because it’s a moral imperative. First stop along the way, and we’re being honked at because the rental has California plates, which I suppose is completely reasonable. Unassuming corner joint on the strip; we parked a sweet slander spot front row center pre-noon. A cloudy day in Washougal, the perfect time for sour beer…

Light wood plank topped ‘L’ shaped bar, horizontal wood beam base, & a squared foot rail. Seating for a dozen on black leather wood framed chairs. A dozen mostly non-descript handles on stainless riding the barback. Glassware stacked & shelved on a piece to the left, crowler crimper to the right. World Beer Cup & GABF medals framed above & a bunch more dangling. Merch displayed on a wood post on the corner and a bottle cooler around the bend.

Wood laminate floors & rafter ceilings. Large forward windows and smaller ones above, with strung glow rope lighting lining. Yellow painted walls except for to the rear, done up in horizontal planks with windows offering brew room views (where they’re not obstructed by a foudre on its side). Taps printed on staves above; beer, style, serving size, & pricing. And a 2-man crosscut saw atop with a mural painted on it atop. Drop tank top lamps tracing the bar, spots on the taps, and multi-buttercup chandeliers about the room.

A dozen tables & booths in the front windows to both side of the entrance and off the bar some. A single flat on the far wall, and food special boards below. Bison flagging, a little banner in the front window above (just so you know where you are), cool ‘fish’ art done up with many, many, pennies, a few barrels riddled about, and some potted plants riding the high sills.

11 beers (Lager, North German Pils, 5.3%; Down with the Sun, English Oatmeal Stout, 6.3%; Helles for Sinners, Bamberg style Helles, 5%; Addiction by Subtraction, NW IPA, 6.9%; Urban Encore, Everyday Farmhouse Ale, 5%; Kriek Vier, Sour Quad in Bourbon Barrels with Cherries, 10.2%; The Continental, Cognac Barrel Spontaneous Sour, 7.7%; Seizoen Bretta, Brett Saison, 8%; Szech ‘n’ Brett, Unfiltered Saison with Peppercorns, 6.5%; Suburban Kriek, Sour Ale with Cherries, 6.5%; Rakau Boy, Tart Hoppy Wit with Corriander, 7%), + a guest cider (Bauman’s Clyde’s Dry Cider), 6.9%.

I may have sampled a few (Lager, North German Pils, was Prima, spicy, crisp, clean; Down with the Sun, English Oatmeal Stout, toffee, toasty, sublime; Helles for Sinners, Bamberg style Helles, light smoke, Helles, yes!; Addiction by Subtraction, NW IPA, dry, hoppy, wonderful; Urban Encore, Everyday Farmhouse Ale, earthy, grassy, spicy, I could drink this every day). Hard to say where the WINs lie as they were all really, really good. Seriously, not a ‘meh’ in the lot.

The bartender doled out samples of the Bel Ame Ale (Belgian Dubbel, collab with Brouwerij De Ryck, 7%), as it was not really up yet. Just absurd, Dubbely goodness, dry, dry, also dry. And then we got into a bottle of Deep River Blues, Tart Farmhouse Ale with Blueberries, 7.5%, funk, tartness, boo-berry, but oh, you wouldn’t be interested in that.

They do food, we did not partake (can’t remember why but knowing this group, we had probably started our day with a crippling breakfast not an hour ago). At least I think they do food. Well, somebody does food, anyway. It comes from somewhere called Alex’s Smokehouse, which may share space? All I know is that food just appeared as if through a small window on the far side of the bottle cooler, I don’t know how or why. It’s a goddamn X-File I tell ‘ya.

Earlier I said they have a crowler crimper, but it seems it’s cans that are crimped. And they will fill growlers but I’m not sure they sell them? Cool little place and a great beer start to the day. Jon commented on “the framing of medals before they just gave up and let ‘em hang”. Oh, so many medals and not enough room to display them all, what to do what to do what to do.

Chill house, light crowd this Friday just after opening but it filled in nicely; it might be the non-stop Isaac Hayes they're playing today, but it's probably that the beers are absolutely beautiful. And good god, are the bottles mad cheap (Bel Ame Belgian Dubbel 750 for $6; are you fucking kidding me?) We could stay here forever. I mean, we can’t, but we sure would like to. Wonderful.

Jun 26, 2021
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PretzelCity from California

4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of the most beautiful places I've ever had a beer. It's an awesome experience to be at the barn/brewery drinking amazing beer with an equally amazing view. Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Truly an awesome place, I can't wait to go back.

Jul 14, 2014
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paul_db from Washington

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A bit biased on this review considering this is one of my favorite brewers, and in terms of style of beer, hands down my favorite.

The visit to logsdon's farmhouse is a bit of an experience. Your navigation tells you the destination is on the left, and you're left thinking you're about to just walk onto someones property, ready for someone to walk out with a shotgun. Not the case obviously.

It was very humbling to see where my favorite beer comes from, off a small for in a red farmhouse.

We were greeted as soon as we got out of the car, and started off trying a tapped version of their Seizen, Seizon Bretta, and the titan of them all, Peche n Brett. He then popped open a bottle of the recent batch of Cerasus. It's $5 for a flight but you don't have to pay it if you're going to buy bottles he said. He explained the backgrounds of the labels, gave some hints to some upcoming projects/brews, and gave us some stories of the farm.

It was an awesome experience enjoying our brew on the farm with a beautiful view of mount hood.

I'd make the drive out there for that again for sure.

Mar 22, 2014
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JerryBoBerry from Washington

4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A friend of mine wanted to drive down to Portland for the weekend to tour a few breweries and pick up some hard to find beers. He suggested that we take the extra time to head to Logsdon. It was definitely worth it. We arrived fairly early and were the only ones there at the time. After taking in the beautiful scenery and perfect setting we were invited in by a very friendly gentleman.

He immediately poured us our first tasting and told us about the brewery, some of the history, etc. Whenever we were finished it was on the next. We were able to sample the Seizon, Seizon Bretta, Cerasus, Peche 'n Brett, and Kili Witt. Unfortunately, the Oak Aged Bretta wasn't available which was sad because we all wanted to try it. They were all excellent, as was expected. I didn't really care for the Kili. It could have been because it was the last beer we sampled and it has a much lighter taste. Throughout the entire tasting process the host was happy to answer any questions that we had. We all left with multiple bottles and various gift items. We all later wished that we had purchased more as some of them are hard to find in our area. (WA)

All in all it was an awesome experience. The view alone is worth it. By the time we left it started to fill in, so I was glad we were able to get there early and have a more private experience. We visited other breweries and had a great time, but this was definitely the highlight of the trip for me. If you're ever out anywhere near Hood River I would definitely make the trip.

Mar 17, 2014
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bditty187 from Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Without question this is the coolest brewery I’ve ever been too. Sure, state-of-the-art places like New Belgium are impressive or beautiful breweries like New Glarus are something to behold as well but Logsdon is unique. It’s a true farmhouse ale brewery. (Was I in Belgium?) We were tipped off about this place from the bartender at Pfriem Family Brewers (killer place too). It was about 20 minutes out of our way but worth it. This brewery is off the beaten path. We visited on a Saturday afternoon. The slightly cloudy, drizzly weather helped set the mood of this little red barn brewery. We sort of guessed we were pulling into the right place. I said the doors on the barn looked like “brewery” doors. Once we headed up the drive way we notice an old truck with their logo painted on it. We might have noticed it sooner but we were transfixed with the scenic beauty of the hills and trees… and the horses and cows in the front yard!

Two guys were leaving when we walked into the small tasting room attached to the brewery. It was just the three of us and our host. Before we said “hi” to the older gentleman he was already getting glassware and beers ready for us to sample. We sampled 5 beers through the course of our stay. He gave us a tour of the brewery too. We took lots of pictures. Lots of old “Sci-Fi” equipment and gadgets in the cobbled together brewery. Super cool.

All the beers were excellent. I bought a bottle and a keychain and he waved the $5 charge for tasters for all 3 of us. We had a great conversation and just an amazing time. We were so thankful the bartender at Pfriem told us about this place. If you are in the Hood River area this is a must go. Check the hour Logsdon is open however. Maybe the highlight of my Portland vacation.

Oct 19, 2013
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barleywinefiend from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A: As soon as I read Logsdon's had opened a taproom I had to go. Glad I did. After my GPS took me deep into some farmland/orchards off of the highway, up and about I finally saw the red farmhouse in the distance. When I pulled up there was another beer chaser present. The guys there gave us the tour and answered some questions, very cool guys, laid back tour. Amazing place. This guys are cranking out world class beers from this setup. I pretty much met and talked it up with the crew. As I finished the tour we went to a small tasting room w/ no chairs standing room only, and had some good stuff.

Q: All of the beers I had were good of course. I had the Oaked Bretta, Cerasus, Aberrant, Seizon Bretta and Kili. All good.

S: Amazingly friendly and helpful. Great conversation. The brewers take their time and talk true beer to you, answer your questions and provide some good insight. The lady helping pour was super nice as well. Great service all the way around.

S: While they had about 7 Logsdons beer ready you can pay $5 and get a tour with 5 tasters. Not to shabby. If you buy a bottle the $5 fee is waived! I purchased Cerasus and Aberrant along with some glassware.

F: No food here

Jul 15, 2013
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales in Washougal, WA
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