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Pub Visit - USA/Canada

Saturday 18th June 2011

Bob Thompson

On my Saturday tour of pubs east of the Willamette River the next visit was to a new brew pub with yet another canine name. It is at 61 SE Yamhill Street, one block below the main thoroughfare of Morrison Street and its bridge over the Willamette river. Situated between the railroad tracks and the river in an industrial area, it promised much, but was sadly disappointing.

hair of the dog buildingThis is the beer selection, which I must admit, is quite weird: Little Dog (3.5%), Ruth (American IPA) (4.5%), Blue Dot (Double India PA) (7.0%), Fred (Golden Strong Ale) (10%), Adam (a smoky chocolate flavoured beer) (10% abv), Doggie Claws 2010 (Barley Wine) (11.5%), Cherry Adam from the Wood (13.5%). I had two small glasses of Ruth and Blue Dot. Both were acceptable but rather thin. I am sure that, as this brew pub settles down, the beers will improve.

Further reports are most welcome.

Important Information:

Hair of the Dog Brewery & Tasting Room, 61 SE Yamhill Street, Portland OR. 97214.
Tel: 503 232 6585

Open: Sunday to Thursday 11.30-20.00, Friday and Saturday 11.30-22.00

This brewpub is found on the east side of the river just south of the Morrison Bridge. Bus No 15 comes from the city centre over the bridge. Just alight at the first stop on the east side and walk one block south to Yamhill Street. For north-south journeys Bus No 6 and the Streetcar can be found 4/5 blocks east on Martin Luther King Jr and Grand Avenues.