Yes, a trip to Hood River or Astoria can be treacherous for the day-tripping brew fan. But there's an alternative, take the Portland Brew Bus!
Hood River and Astoria Brewpubs:
Double Mountain Brewery - Brewery & Restaurant. The pizza at Double Mountain Brewing & Taproom in the scenic town of Hood River is the best wood fired pie in the area, if not the state, and the beer is awesome. Try the Vaporizer dry-hopped pale ale.
Full Sail Brewing - Brewery & Restaurant. Full Sail was one of the breweries that started Oregonís beer revolution. Founded in 1987 in a derelict cannery in Hood River and honoring the then new wind sport culture, Full Sail is still going strong 29 years later. Try the old stand-by Full Sail Amber or light and tasty Session Lager. Take a tour and meet the people behind the pints, learn about crafting beer, see the local ingredients and learn about their sustainable brewing practices. Tours are free of charge daily at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm.
Pfriem Family Brewers - Belgian-style beer
Everybody"s Brewing in White Salmon
Fort George Brewery - Score a fir-infused Magnanimous IPA in the shadow of Fort George's giant fermenters. Also on the site of Fort Astoria (15th and Exchange streets)- The site where John Jacob Astor's fur traders originally constructed their post in 1811.
Buoy Beer Co. - Sip a Czech pilsner while spotting sea lions in the glass 'hole' in the floor; and the food was above average for bar food. The beer was incredible as always.Ē
Wet Dog Cafe & Brewery - Astoria; enjoy a burger and local brew on the dock.
All above are within a 5 minute walk of each other, then we can take the Brewbus or the historic Trolley to...
Rogue Ales and Public House at Pier 39 in Astoria.
Astoria Brewery Map:
Points South on the Coast:
A former city jail now guards kegs of Marionberry Hefe and Briny the Oyster (Oyster Porter, that is).
Named for Oregonís landmark Beach Bill, Public Coast hits the classics, from a NW Red Ale to a rosemary-zested American Pale.
Specializing in world-renowned farmhouse ales fermented with wild coastal yeast, like the barrel-aged Oude Desa.
The lauded veteran craft brewer (big in Australia) recently expanded to Cannon Beach and Tillamook to double its production. But itís still the small things we love: a pint of Kiwanda Cream Ale here, at Cape Kiwanda.
Rusty Truckís full-service restaurant is a major warm-weather pit stop along the Central Coast, pulling pints of burly Road Wrecker IPA to match that kobe burger.
This new public house from the owners of local chowder dive the Sea Hag promises that its own suds are soon forthcoming.
Launched (originally in Ashland) in the years following Oregonís landmark Beer Bill, the coastís OG brewer has pretty much always kept things weird. (Beard beer, anyone?)