What might you be doing this St. Patrick’s Day? Beer is serious business in the Gorge. So serious that 10 Breweries in the Columbia River Gorge have united to create Breweries in the Gorge
Immigrants began to move into Oregon Territory in the 1840’s. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in 1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and grain potential. He, along with fellow immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is history.
Fact from Oregon Craft Beer Oregon had 234 brewing facilities operated by 194 brewing companies in 72 cities across Oregon. Let’s focus on the brews in Hood River and the Valley above
Please ask your innkeeper their location so as to pre-arrange a designated driver if needed
Double Mountain – Spacious brewpub serving up innovative beers, grub including awesome brick-oven pizzas & regular live music
Full Sail Brewery – Built in an abandoned cannery that had laid derelict for 15 years, Full Sail Brewing began brewing circa 1988. Brewing three core brews along with a variety of seasonal and ever changing small batch beers
Big Horse Brew Pub – Brewery & restaurant with deck & views of the Columbia River Gorge serving pub grub and hand crafted brews
Pfriem Family Brewers – Influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to their homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest
Logsdon – The Belgian-inspired brewing takes place in a big red barn in the Hood River Valley and served in their downtown tap room
Solera Brewery ~ Built in the historic Valley Theater Building the backyard beer garden offers a spectacular view of Mt Hood. Right across the street and a few doors down from the Old Parkdale Inn
Stay tuned for information on SoLog Summer Fest 2016, happening in August in Parkdale’s Clear Creek Station.
Be sure to explore the world of craft beer and fine brew pubs. And don’t forget the annual Hops Fest, last Saturday in September
The innkeepers of the Columbia River Gorge Bed and Breakfast Association are eager to share their favorite spots and events for adventure and exploration in the Hood River Valley, Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, Mt Adams and Mt Hood.